- Open doors
Expect to have an air duct cleaning service team come in and out from your door as they deliver supplies and materials to do their job. They will also need to look for your supply and return vents. Be prepared by counting, and knowing where all your vents are.
- Inspection of HVAC system
Be ready to have your HVAC system opened and inspected. Be sure to be with the air duct cleaning service team as they open it and inspect it. They will probably highlight any concerns. Ask them for maintenance tips that relate to your system.
- Protection for carpets, and household furniture
Ensure that they put protective blankets on the carpets that they walk on. Also be sure that your walls are protected when they bring in the main vacuum. Most air duct cleaning service providers will use the blanket to cover the wall – to avoid it getting scratched by the vacuum’s tube.
- Contact vacuum and air brushes
Know that they will bring in a contact vacuum and hook it up to your HVAC system. They will also most likely use a number of air brushes to clean your vents. For the air duct cleaning service team to do this, they must cut holes into your HVAC system.
- Hole cutting and sealing
Be sure to count how many holes they make. Once the vacuuming is done, they will seal the holes with an insulated seal.
- Final Walk Through
Once they have completed the job, they will do a walk through with you. It will include recounting the vents, as well as the number of hook-ups and any other services that you have asked for.