Home Air Duct Cleaning: Everything You Need to Know

Home Air Duct Cleaning: Everything You Need to Know

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In today’s world, there is so much emphasis on keeping our homes clean and tidy. Even the smallest spaces — including your home’s air ducts — need to be cleaned regularly. Neglecting your home’s air ducts can not only lead to clogged ventilation systems in your home but also a variety of other problems. In fact, failing to keep your home’s air duct system clean can actually pose quite a few health risks, as well as reduce the energy efficiency of your home. Cleaning the air ducts in your house is not a difficult task if you have the right information. In this blog post, we will go over everything you need to know about cleaning home air ducts so that you can make an informed decision before hiring any services.

 What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is a process in which the ducts in your home are thoroughly vacuumed using the roto brush beast, backpack vacuums and sanitizers to remove dust and debris that have accumulated in them over time. This process is important because it not only removes dust and debris from the ducts but also prevents them from spreading throughout your home. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned typically involves the following steps: - The cleaning crew will start by shutting off the air flow in your home. - The crew will then use a wide variety of brushes, vacuums, and other cleaning tools to remove any dirt and debris that has accumulated in your ducts over time. - After cleaning, the crew will sanitize the ducts with special cleaning agents that are EPA approved and organic to kill off any remaining bacteria, mold, and other harmful substances that have been removed from the system.

What to Expect When Having Your Air Ducts Cleaned

The cleaning process is going to be a little disruptive, so expect some noise and mess while the crew is working. During the cleaning process, you may also notice a strong odor coming from the ducts. This smell is typically caused by the cleaning agents that are being used. It should dissipate within a few hours after the cleaning has been completed. - The cleaning crew will typically bring in large machinery and vacuums to clean the ducts. This machinery will make a bit of noise, so keep this in mind if you have a newborn baby or sensitive family members. - Some cleaning crews may need to use ladders or step stools to access the ducts in your house. If this is the case, you may need to clear off any nearby surfaces so the crew can safely work. - You will need to shut off your HVAC system during the cleaning process. This will prevent the cleaning equipment from being damaged and prevent dust from being blown throughout your home.

 Why is air duct cleaning important?

As we mentioned previously, failing to clean your home’s air ducts regularly can lead to a variety of problems, such as clogged, inefficient air flow going into vents that are unable to expel dust and debris from your home. - If your ducts are clogged, it can lead to poor indoor air quality and can pose a serious health risk to your family members. A clogged duct system is also essentially wasting energy because it can’t expel hot or cool air properly. This can result in higher energy bills and a less energy-efficient home. - A clogged duct system can also cause your HVAC system to break down more often. This is because the system will have to work harder to expel the same amount of air through clogged vents.

 How Often Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

As we mentioned earlier, the exact frequency of when you should have your ducts cleaned depends on a variety of factors. We recommend having your ducts professionally cleaned every 2-3 years if you have allergies or asthma and if you have pets in your home, and every 1-2 years if you do not. If you notice a stronger than usual dust or pollen build-up in your home, it’s best to act quickly and contact a duct cleaning company as soon as possible. If you have been building up construction dust in your ducts over the past few months, you may need to have your ducts cleaned even more frequently. There are many other factors that will affect when you should have your ducts cleaned, such as the size of your home and the make and model of your HVAC system. If you’re unsure when your ducts should be cleaned, you can contact a home inspector or HVAC technicians and ask for their recommendation.

 Final Words

Having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis will help remove dust and debris from your ducts so they can effectively expel warm or cool air throughout your home. It is important to note that not all duct cleaning services are created equal. Make sure that the service you hire is both licensed and insured, as well as uses eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are registered with the EPA (environmental protection agency)

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