Air-Care Bahamas is a locally owned and operated Air Quality specialist company offering Indoor Air Quality Assessments & Air Purifying, Mold Remediation, Asbestos Removal, Fire Restoration, and air-conditioning installation, maintenance & repair.
We are an internationally certified remediation company focusing on for mold remediation, air duct cleaning, dryer duct cleaning, and fire / smoke restoration. Established for more than 20 years, we are the only internationally certified air conditioning and duct-work cleaning company in the Bahamas.
Our Air-Care Specialists have been extensively trained and certified in all aspects of air quality testing and purification. Our equipment and our cleaning methods continually evolve as the industry does so we can better serve you.
Frequently asked questions
Why Should My Air Ducts Be Clearned?
Studies have shown that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times MORE polluted than outside air. Most disposable filters remove about 10% of these pollutants allowing 90% to enter the air system, even during the construction of a new home. The pollutants contain dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander, and much more. These materials collect in the furniture, air conditioner and duct surfaces, just as they do on the furniture and floor surfaces. The furniture and floor are cleaned regularly but the duct surfaces are hidden from view and can only be reached by specialized duct cleaning equipment. These pollutants can migrate out into the room again, or become a food source for mold and bacteria, which can thrive in this dark comfortable environment from high humidity or moisture from the air conditioner or humidifiers. Biological growth can release mold spores or toxins into the air system.
How Can Mold Grow in a Duct System and What Problems can it Cause?
Mold spores require a stable temperature, a food source and moisture to live and reproduce. Dust and dirt that go through the filter are a good food source. The furnace/air conditioner is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature, and moisture is available from humid conditions in the environment, the humidifier in the furnace or the cooling coils in the air conditioner. Live molds can release spores that will trigger allergic or asthmatic reactions, sometimes severe, in about 10% of the population. Mold both living and dead can produce toxins that may cause short term allergic reactions. Long term exposures to low levels of some mold toxins can result in permanent chemical sensitivity to common compounds in the environment.
Will a Dirty Air System Result in Higher Energy Costs?
What is Indoor Air Quality?
A healthy indoor environment is one in which the surroundings contribute to productivity, comfort, and sense of health and well being. The qualities of good indoor air include:
Introduction and distribution of adequate ventilation air
Control of airborne contaminates
Maintenance of acceptable temperture and relative humidity
Increasing health problems such as developing a cough, eye irritation, headache, and allergic reactions
Reduced productivity due to discomfort and stress and increased absenteeism
Strained relations between employers and employees, or household inhabitants
Is My Home or Work Place Making Me Sick?
The extent of Sick-Building-Syndrome and the degree to which offices are affected can be difficult to pin down. Doctors haven't determined what concerntration of office pollutants is needed to cause illness or exactly how they make people sick. Symptoms such as headaches, weariness, nausea, malaise, sneezing, wheezing, and rashes may be brought on by chemicals in the cleaning supplies, insecticides, and even high concentration of molds and bacteria. or they are simply signs of allergies, a cold, or influenza. Most frequently the victims make the connection between workplace sickness themselves, following a gradual accumulation of evidence and doctor bills.
What is Mold? What is a Mold Spore?
* Mold destroys building materials in your home or business when they get and stay wet
How can I be exposed Mold?
You can be exposed to mold spores in the following ways:
Have you Recently had Water Damage to Your Property?
Did you know that nearly 50% of all homes have been compromised in some way by water? Yes, even new homes can be comprimised.
Do you know what Mold looks like? Have you seen any Visible?
Mold can be identified by the following characteristics:
Have you Experienced any Sensitivity in certain indoor locations?
Mold can show up just about anywhere as long as it's a great envirnment for it to produce spores. The main thing that is needed is water. Mold can thrive in air-conditioning duct vents, attics, in the bathroom, and between your walls as examples.
Why Should I test for Mold?
You should test for mold if you are concerned that you may have some spores growing in your home or place of business.