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Air Duct Cleaning

Why should you clean your Air Ducts?

Dirty air duct systems are a major source of indoor air pollution. Airborne contaminants are pulled into the air ducts every time the heating and cooling system runs. Over time, these contaminants build up inside the ductwork, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi and other microbes.

Particles drawn into the air ducts also pass through fiberglass filters and infiltrate into HVAC equipment, undermining the performance and energy efficiency of these systems. That can lead to higher repair and maintenance costs, and shorter service life in the long run.

Air duct cleaning is a proactive solution to these problems. It can enhance indoor air quality, improve overall air circulation, eliminate built-up dirt and contaminants, and extend the life of heating and cooling systems.

Some of the things that may lead a home owner to consider more frequent cleaning include:

    • Smokers in the household.

    • Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.

    • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.

    • Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of   indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system.

    • After home renovations or remodeling.

    • Prior to occupancy of a new home.

We use a very large vacuum system designed to put your air duct system under negative pressure. We close or seal each vent to maintain this pressure and prevent dust entry into the home. We then clean the interior of the ductwork with special tools that travel through the ductwork to dislodge the debris. Once airborne inside the ductwork, the debris is drawn into the vacuum system by the strong airflow created by the negative pressure.

The most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to employ Source Removal methods of cleaning. This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality

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