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was prompt & arrived as scheduled. Our vent had not been cleaned in 6 years & our dryer was not working well.
" was very thorough and did a GREAT job. It took quite a bit longer than he estimated, but he stayed and finished. We had a different service provider clean our vent 5 or 6 years ago & had a bad experience; very unprofessional and actually damaged a door we had to replace.
was very professional & very neat. When he was done you could see that he had been there. We thought that we would have to replace the dryer because it was barely working; now it's working like new!! Excel-Lint is on our list for another cleaning in 2 years!!

-Lou R.

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"The owner, Ed
performed the service. He was punctual and recalled our telephone conversation in which I expressed concern that past attempts" to keep dryer hose attached to wall bib/duct had been troublesome and often resulted in hot air leaks. Ed thoroughly cleaned the duct from the wall to the outside of the house and completed the job quickly and cleanly. Best of all, Ed was able to pull more of the wall bib to lengthen the extension which then allowed for a much more secure connection ensuring that we'd avoid the hot air leaks that had previously plagued us. As a bonus, Ed showed us how we might avoid water from from outside of the house from entering our home through the dryer vent in the even of severe
rains. He suggested we use PCV elbow joints to ensure the water stayed outside. He even
a picture of the configuration he suggested we use. We were very happy with the work done by Ed
and we recommend him highly.

-Raymond V.

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Cleaning Dryer Vents

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Yes Jupiter. It depends on the severity of the situation, is the mold encapsulated in the insulation. If yes, than replace [insulation] it with new. Is it on the casing of the heater? If yes, clean it with a mold neutralizing metal cleaner. It's not a matter of finding something or someone to clean or address the existing mold. It's a matter of finding a contractor to rectify what is causing the mold grow. It's coming from excessive moisture in the air-handler unit. I can say with 100% surety you’re dealing with poor airflow and/or incorrect equipment sizing! Either issue will cause excessive icing of the evaporator coil, which leads to excessive condensate water in the system. The condensate will eventually overflow the drain pan leaving stagnant water in the air-handler housing, which leads to mold growth. I would not let any contractor do any kind of temporary repair, add any device like a UV light or air-cleaning product until the aforementioned is corrected. I talk a lot about this in my videos and on my website. It is the result of improper system design from unqualified contractors. There is a reason why some guys cost more than others, and this is one reason why!




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If the ducts are venting through a window I'm assuming the duct work is all easily accessible.  Lowe's and Home Depot sell a cleaning kit that uses an electric drill to spin the brush as it goes through the ductwork.  I've found it to work quite well and you can do it yourself.  It may take a few passes the first time to get everything out if it has been a while since it was last cleaned.  Just make sure you get all of the loose lint out after running the brush through from both ends and you're good to go.  Please note that if the line is not hard but rather a flex duct line you can easily puncture a whole in it with this kit and will do better to clean it by hand.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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There are varying opinions on the type of cleaning to have done on your air ducts.  My opinion is that it varies based on the type of duct work you have.  If you have solid material (typically metal) ducting you can have use a company that uses a brush to scrape the system clean.  If you have flexible plastic or foil ducts the solvent cleaners are generally a safer bet since the brushes often tear holes in the soft material and/or pull joints loose.  It really depends on what type on ducting you have.  You're ducts will collect all kinds of dirt, skin cells and allergens over time so if you see dicoloration around your vents it is probably time to get them checked and cleaned.

Also, don't stop at the duct work.  Don't forget your annual system check up by a licensed HVAC technician.  They'll make sure your system is running at peak performance, keeping it running efficiently and with as little impact as possible on your electric bill.  You can often save the cost of the annual tune up in the electricity cost saved.  If you have a natural gas system a bi-annual check and cleaning of the HVAC unit may be advisable to save electricity and gas.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com


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Your right, HVAC companies are really not much help at all in regard to getting all the rooms and floors the same temperature, and airflow.  It's not their focus or their expertise. They repair and sell hardware.  I had the same exact problem here in Central Florida.  I had rooms that were to hot in the summer and the same ones were to cold in the colder months.  I have a 2 story 2800 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms.  I did a lot of research, and I tried to fix it myself, but in reality I made it worse.  I finally found a company here in the Central Florida area called AirFlowBalance, LLC.  Their web site is AirFlowBalance.com.  This company is not an HVAC dealer or repairer.  Their sole focus is to balance the airflow and temperature in a home by using a nonevasive proprietary process, with patented devices. Now, when I set my thermometer at 75 degrees, every room is 75 degrees.  I no longer have to bump up or down the temp from room to room.  No more thermostat wars with my family!  Also, I was very supprised at how affordable it was and the whole job was done under 3 hours.  They also have an online estimate page on their web site.  I hope this helps, and I am not sure if they have an office in AZ.
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if you have exhausted all of your choices I would call and put a complain in with the BBB then go to the DA and put a complain with them.  Then get a good lawyer and sue them for all you can get.

raymond gonzalez
koolray heating and air 
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WOW! what great service! I was given an appointment window, then called THAT morning to let me know the tech was on the way. He showed up in time, assessed the situation, told me the best way to handle the job (without piling on a bunch of unneeded items and labor), then he got right to work. He was fun, professional, and did the job right! I am so very impressed with Apex. You will have all my business from this day forward! Thank you so much!

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- Jessica H.
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Very well! They were quick & efficient. They called to let me know the ETA for the appointment and all team members I encountered were professional and courteous. I'll be using their service again.
- Yvonne O.
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The cleaning of my dryer vent went just fin. It's what happened afterwards. The two technicians doing the cleaning saw a split in my dryer vent, told me about it, and said they could repair it by taping it. I said thank you and asked would there be an extra charge, as I had paid for a $100 Angie's List deal for "dryer vent cleaning" only. They said no, there would be no extra charge. They said they'll tape the vent now, and the company would also monitor the vent to see if a more extensive repair would be necessary when the company comes for their annual inspection a year from now; they were now putting me on their customer list for an annual inspection. Two days later, the tape the technicians applied peeled off; the split was open again.

I left a voicemail for the company asking them to come repair the tape job, and the company never called back or left a voicemail for me. I heard nothing from them for several days: there were no voicemails and I only one "missed call" that could have been from their area code. When I called the company again, the man I spoke with (I am not sure of his name) said they attempted to reach me "multiple" times. I do not know why the company had to misrepresent their attempts to contact me.

Then the man told me the company would not come back out to re-tape the dryer vent without charging me a service (or trip?) charge. The man claimed because I should have been charged for the initial tape job, but wasn't, I now owe a service charge if they were to come back out and fix the taping. I disagreed and said that I will pay for a full repair if they come back out and it appears a full (non-tape-job) repair is necessary, but I should not have to pay for them to come re-apply the tape that was applied only two days ago, especially when I was told there would be no extra charge for that service in the first place. We were not able to resolve this.

I needed to end the conversation to go back to work, so I asked to resume the conversation the next day. I left a voicemail for the company the next day, and the company never called me back. To this day I have not heard from them.

In sum, I am satisfied with the dryer vent cleaning: the technicians were punctual, efficient, and my vent appears to have been cleaned properly. I am highly dissatisfied with what happened afterwards when I reached out to the company about the tape job that came undone.
- Candace J.
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The provider arrived late and would not leave and provide the quote by email. The provider removed the old decking and left it stacked on the lawn for five days so the grass died. The provider called on Saturday while I was taking my daughter to college for the first time. I explained several times that I was unhappy with the wood and the nailed in pieces. The provider promised to look at it and insisted that he would come on Saturday. I explained that I was not there and would not be home until 7 PM. He agreed to come on Sunday. When I arrived home on Saturday at 6:30 PM, one coat of paint was already on the non-pressure treated wood with the little nailed in pieces. I told the workman that I was not happy. He insisted that he had to finish painting and would not leave. He finally left at 10 PM. He left a mess.
The provider called me again today to ask how I liked the deck. I said it was terrible and it has already begun to warp. He has promised to come tomorrow at 5 to review it.
I am very worried that this will not be fixed. It needs to totally torn down and built properly with pressure treated wood. Proper cuts need to be made. The paint needs to be properly applied and it should be done doing regular business hours.
- Jennifer I.
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did an excellent and professional job of cleaning out our very cloggy dryer vent, removing a GIANT (vacant) bird nest from our kitchen vent (also screening it to keep the birds out in the future). He also saw that our front bathroom vent had a mesh placed too close to the flap, which was keeping the flap from opening. He suggested to replace it with a bigger animal screen, and I appreciated the suggestion and gave the 'okay' to move forward with that update, too.
All in all, I was very happy with
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's work. I also appreciated that he vacuumed up the bits of debris from the bird nest extraction -- while he caught most of the stuff in a trash bag, there were bits of nesting that spilled onto our deck. He could have left it to the winds, but he vacuumed it all up leaving no
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of the mess!
- Sarah B.
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was very helpful and arranged for the technician to come on a Monday which is usually his day off because it was the only day I could do this week. Very good service.
Jerzy arrived promptly and did a very thorough and professional job. He said both the dryer and the vents were a mess but he made sure they were cleaned well. Very clean process can not even tell they were here.
I would definitely use the them again. Jerzy said the dryer should be done about once per year because my vent pipe is very long.


- Stephanie A.
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he was on time, very helpful, did the work, explained what he had done and gave me an estimate on having the heating ducts done later. (I asked for the estimate, but didn't have time to do it then) I will call them back to do it.
- Elaine W.
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They never showed up or called. I sent them an email asking why they haven't contacted us, they said the driver got sick. We set up a second date and they said they were going to be an hour late. We didn't have time to wait.
- Barbara S.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in Portsmouth, VA

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Ace Chimney Sweep

101 River Birch Ct.
Newport News

ACME Animal Removal & Bee Control Services

5344 E Princess Anne Rd
Norfolk

Air Conditioning Specialists

2618 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth

Air Duct Care

801 Vanderbilt Ave
Virginia Beach

American Mechanical Inc

633 10th St
Virginia Beach

Appliance Specialists

45 Cavalier Rd
Hampton

Arctic Heating and Cooling

1220 Executive Blvd
Chesapeake

Around The Clock Chimney and Roofing

507 Central Drive
Virginia Beach

ArtDivine Painting, A Home Improvement Company

916 Westwind Place
Virginia Beach

Atlantic Vent

PO Box 1715
Newport News

B & B Renovation & Chimney

704 Cedar Bridge Circle
Virginia Beach

B&S Services

72 Spanish Tr

Black Goose Chimney

728 Bluecrab Rd
Newport News

BM Enterprise

5468 Bayberry Dr

CAT Team 1 Cleaning & Restoration

3673 sylvan lane
Virginia Beach

Cato Enterprises LLC dba Bizzy Bea's

3022 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach

Chief's Appliance Repair & Dryer Vent Cleaning

3108 Misty Hollow Court
Chesapeake

Chris Mechanical Services

4944 Rugby Rd
Virginia Beach

Clean & Clear Power Washing

589 Mount Pleasant Rd
Chesapeake

Coastal Chimney & Contracting

2029 Phyllis Dr
Chesapeake

Complete Home Repairs

9220 Peachtree St
Norfolk

Cornwell's Wildlife Control

13256 Queens Gate Terrace
Carrollton

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News

Darleys Hvac & Refrigeration Inc.

413 Charlotte Dr
Portsmouth

DONOVAN HANDYMAN SERVICES

3601 Canal Turn Ct
Suffolk

Dryer Vent Wizard of Southeastern VA

2600 Admiral Dr
Virginia Beach

Duct Clean 1974

2109 Walsh view terr #103

Duct Doctor USA of Northern Virginia

42449 Spring Splendor Dr
Ashburn

East Cost Carpet Care

1109 S Military Hwy
Chesapeake

Eli's Chimney Guys

809 Live Oak Dr
Chesapeake

Finest Chimney Sweep and Masonry

123456 Woodbrige Will Fix Monday
Woodbridge

flue busters

3800 Deep Creek Blvd
Portsmouth

Freshen Up

2100 Aluminum Dr Ste 107
Hampton

G H Appliance Repair

3217 Madden Ter
Portsmouth

General Repairs LLC

4901 Manor Avenue
Portsmouth

Ghent Plumbing and Heating

1235 Graydon Avenue
Norfolk

Guardian Duct Cleaning

230 N King St
Hampton

Guardian Duct Cleaning

253 High St
Portsmouth

Guardian Duct Cleaning

1205 Cypress Ave
Virginia Beach

Guy Smith Heating & Cooling

221 Pennsylvania Ave
Virginia Beach

Hampton Roads Maintenance

1910 Lansing Ave
Portsmouth

House Call Co

3301 Mariner Ave
Portsmouth

Hoyle Appliance & HVAC Service LLC

125 Sea Trace Ct
Virginia Beach

Island Home Care

Viriginia Beach

JD DIMARE HEATING & AIR

1058 CLEAR SPRINGS LN
Virginia Beach

Jeryco Window Cleaning.

3421 valleyjo place

K&J Mechanical Services LLC

4680-181 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg

KDB Enterprises

209 Ballahack road
Chesapeake

Kohmar Air Duct Cleaning LLC.

2022 Tacony Drive
Richmond

License To Kill Inc

PO Box 62482
Virginia Beach

Magic Cleaning

913 First Colonial Rd.,
Virginia Beach

Magic Sweep Corporation

938 Providence Rd.
Chesapeake

Marc's General Repair

4902 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes

Matt's Repair

421 Dauphin Ln
Virginia Beach

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Michael & Son Services Norfolk

5845 N Hampton Blvd
Virginia Beach

Mid-Atlantic Contracting

1625 Peoples Road
Chesapeake

Neat Sweep

5513 Hull St
Richmond

Nice Home Services

7608 Fullerton Rd
Springfield

Nuclean Cleaning Services LLC

1806 E Little Creek Rd
Norfolk

Random Task

1120 Buford Ct.
Chesapeake

RAW Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning

3521 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk

RDTTS Appliance Repair

545 S. Birdneck Rd Suite 202-F
Virginia Beach

RELIABLE HANDYMAN

1849 Chestwood Dr
Virginia Beach

Richwaters Plumbing and Drain LLC.

3313 Burlington Street
Suffolk

Rick's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

1226 Executive Blvd
Chesapeake

Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning

916 Business Park Drive
Chesapeake

SDA Services

1604 Parks Ave
Virginia Beach

Segar Contracting

3712 Mantle Ln
Virginia Beach

Service Call

PO BOX 7403
Hampton

SERVPRO of Newport News

310D Ed Wright Lane
Newport News

SERVPRO of NORFOLK

7440 Central Business Park Drive
Norfolk

SERVPRO OF VIRGINIA BEACH

2633 Production Rd
Virginia Beach

Smart Services

1385 Fordham Dr
Virginia Beach

Steam Pro Carpet Care

2593 Quality Court Ste 216
Virginia Beach

Superior Termite & Pest Control Inc

5626 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach

Task List Complete

1001 Little Lake Drive

Taylor Construction

3617 Essex Cir
Norfolk

TED JONES APPLIANCE

1501 RODMAN AVE
Portsmouth

The Air Conditioning Co

1129 Cherrytree Ln
Chesapeake

The Carpet Medic

213 Misty Ridge Lane
Suffolk

The Fire Safety Guys LLC

726 Kennedy Ave
Virginia Beach

WACO INC

5450 LEWIS RD
Sandston

Window Gang

4001 -117 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach

Zoopro Inc

PO Box 62625
Virginia Beach

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