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The seeds of Allen & Company were sown in 1982 with the formation of Abbey Road Clean-Aire, a pioneer in developing safe, effective methods, equipment and chemicals for use in cleaning HVAC systems. In 1989, Bob Allen commissioned an independent lab to study the effectiveness of their process. This ground-breaking study was performed by Mycotech Biological Labs and showed a stunning result of a more than 95% reduction in airborne mold and fungi. That study went on to be published in the Annals of Allergy Medicine.
Ever an innovator, Bob invented and holds two U.S. patents on video duct cleaning machines, prompting the name change to Video-Aire International. Melinda joined the company in 1991, eventually becoming a recognized expert on Mold in HVAC systems and assuming presidency in 1998.
In the early 2000's, the Allens began to work in mold remediation, asbestos and lead abatement, as well as HVAC and bio-hazard cleaning, and conducting training nationwide under a separate corporation. In early 2013 they sold that company and put their energy back into Allen & Company Environmental Services (formerly Video-Aire International), offering vast experience in a variety of services, including: HVAC and duct cleaning and inspection, mold remediation, asbestos abatement, lead abatement, catastrophe response, bio-hazard clean-up, high structure cleaning and more.