Air Duct Cleaning
With the everyday hustle and bustle of people’s lives, many don’t stop to ponder the possibility of them constantly inhaling dust and allergens. However, with the advancements in technology, and an average of 90 percent of Americans spending their time indoors, the quality of air is crucial to maintaining one’s health. Having an air duct cleaning will eliminate dust, dirt, pollen, rodent nests, insects, microbes, dust mites, debris, and garbage, which would otherwise be harboring in the ducts of your family’s home.
Now, you may be asking yourself what a typical duct cleaning consists of. Having your air ducts cleaned means that your condition technician will be cleaning the various components of your forced air system. This includes grilles, and diffusers, cooling coils, fan motor housing and more. Specialized tools are used to first dislodge the dirt and debris, and then wash it away with the use of negative air flow so that none of the dust gets within the home, and stays contained in the system. Your technician will discuss what exactly needs to be cleaned upon arrival. With the combined efforts of whipping, vacuuming, and compressed air, your home will have clean ducts, as well as clean lungs from inhaling the pure air.
There are multiple methods of cleaning an air duct. There is the steam cleaning method which uses a wand to deliver high pressure steam to irritate the dirt and is then sucked through a vacuum, however the moisture in the vents could potentially damage the ducts. The truck mounted method is another form of air duct cleaning that uses a vacuum that is powered by the PTO shaft of a service vehicle. Which draws a volume of air typically between 10,000 and 15,000 cubic feet of air per minute. This method being once widely used, is starting to become less frequently used due to the possibility of cross contamination. Truck mounted vacuums bring vehicle exhaust and debris into the air while operating. Point of contact cleaning method is an effective way to clean a duct without the worry of cross contamination using a HEPA filtered vacuum and an agitation device to clean the air ducts simultaneously. The high velocity of the vacuum allows a great amount of dirt and debris to be lifted from the ducts while the filter prevents the possibility of cross contamination.
The sanitization of air ducts is also another form of ensuring clean air ducts for an extended period, which can utilize a Sporicidin product. These products are completely safe and you will not need to leave your home during application. All customers of a duct cleaning will not need this specialized treatment but it will inhibit the accumulation of contaminants for up to six months after an application.
When should your air ducts be cleaned? While there is no specific time to have an air duct cleaning, there are events that could get you thinking about having a cleaning, like an infestation of insects or rodents, and an excess presence of dust that is being released into your home through the ducts. Air Conditioning