Is duct cleaning really necessary? That is a common question. Let me quote from the National Air Duct Cleaning Associations website:
“Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out. Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.”
In addition to HVAC duct cleaning, we also provide dryer vent clean out services. Because excess lint in the vents are a major fire hazard, it is important to have them cleaned at least every 1 or 2 years.
Remove all registers from ceilings, walls, baseboards or under cabinets. Once removed, we will clean each register with a microfiber cloth to remove any loose dust or debris. We will then turn the air handler off.
Using our patented air cleaning system, we will run an air line into each supply duct and blast air through the line to blow any dust toward the opening where we have a vacuum dust collection system to catch it as it comes out.
Once the supply ducts are cleaned, we will turn the system air handler on and begin cleaning, using the same process, each supply register.
In the event that the main trunk line is a longer run than what our air hoses can reach, we will connect into the trunk or plenum to remove any dust accumulated there.
After cleaning the supply ducts, we will then clean in and around the furnace and furnace housing to remove any dust or contaminants. We will then inspect the air filter and clean as needed, or recommend replacement.
An optional sanitizer can be added at this stage to kill any mold or mildew in the lines, and prevent re-contamination in the future.
If requested, we will clean out the dryer vent from the outside using the same air duct cleaning system.