WHAT IS AIR DUCT CLEANING?
Air Duct Cleaning – What is it and How to Do it
Air duct cleaning is an important cleaning services for homeowners. Air duct cleaning means having all your duct system, including the supply, intake and return vents cleaned using professional air duct cleaning equipment. In addition, air duct cleaning may also include cleaning the registers, grills, fans, the HVAC unit and cleaning the furnace if you have one.
Air duct cleaning companies, like Unique Providers, have a variety of professional duct cleaning equipment designed to clean your air ducts. Having your air ducts cleaned is recommended every three to five years, though in some cases two to three years would be the optimal time for best results and maintenance.
What Equipment Do Air Duct Cleaners Use?
Air Duct cleaners use a variety of equipment, ranging from small hand held tools to heavy duty machinery. In addition, air duct cleaners will probably have at least one inspection tools – from a simple mirror, to a periscope, and all the way to the CCTV camera system with flexible cables to go all the way in to the hard-to-reach parts of the air ducts system. The inspection equipment will be used mainly in cases where there is a clog or other reason to inspect the air vents (such as bad odors).
The basic cleaning tools are brushes, vacuums and other agitation devices. While you can clean the air vents on your own, using a simple brush and home vacuum, it is not recommended. Doing it wrong will cause the pollutants and debris to flow in to your home from the air ducts, rather than actually extracting it with professional methods.