Residential Air Duct Cleaning
The HVAC system in your home must be kept clean to avoid the spread of dirt particles throughout the property. Protecting you from the transmission of unhealthy elements, as well as requiring the system to work harder, cleaning the air ducts is a recommended process to undertake every few years. Save yourself money in the future and protect you and your loved ones!
What exactly are air ducts?
Air ducts are passages used in air conditioning, ventilation, and heating units (HVAC). They deliver and remove air throughout buildings, providing acceptable indoor air quality as well as temperature comfort. A system of ducts is called ductwork. This is a complex system that takes into account minimizing pressure losses, sizing, and optimizing to make the passage of air most efficient. They are made of a variety of materials including galvanized steel, fiberglass, and aluminum. The system forces air around the property and so must be kept clean and sanitized to avoid harmful elements from being passed around the building.
Why do they need cleaning?
The air ducts in your property require cleaning to ensure that it is fresh, clean air that is transported throughout your home. It also prevents the air ducts from becoming clogged causing them to have to work harder and eventually break down. You must ensure that the system is kept clean to facilitate smooth running and safety for the people in your home. Improving the functioning of the system will improve efficiency and even save you money in the long run!
How are they cleaned?
There are a variety of methods that we can draw on to clean the air ducts in your property. To avoid recontamination (and therefore a pointless service), every component within the system must be cleaned. Our expert team are all extremely experienced and qualified to do this. We follow industry standards to ensure that a thorough and successful job is completed every time. Although methods shift slightly depending on the situation, there is a general process that we go through. First off, we dislodge any dirt or debris in the ducts and system by using specialized tools. We then use a vacuum-style machine to suction the waste out. On some occasions, we will apply a treatment or specialist product to prevent the release of fibers and dirt particles through the ducts, as well as control mold growth.
How often should they be cleaned?
The need to clean the air ducts in your property will depend on the environment. The general recommendation is every three years to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of your HVAC system. If the air ducts are accumulating lots of dust and moisture then it will need to be more often than properties in other areas. Properties that have a more common need for air duct cleaning are often by the beach or desert as dust, sand, and moisture are present in the atmosphere. Also in urban areas as smog and dirt settles on the ducts.