Residential Duct Cleaning Process

Residential Duct Cleaning Process
unique provider duct cleaning technician

Step 1

Area Inspection and Preparation
  • Two of our certified technicians will arrive on the job site as scheduled in a decalled truck or a non-decalled truck.
  • They will fill out an activity sheet – mapping out where all the vents are in the house.
duct machine

Step 2

  • Our certified technicians will use commercial grade equipment – as powerful as 20,000 household vacuums.
  • 1 Household Vacuum = 1.3 CFM
  • Unique Providers Duct Cleaning Machine = 20,000 CFM
layering drop sheet

Step 3

  • To protect the floor, our technicians will layer drop sheet.
dog with two kids

Step 4

  • Any pets, children, or toys should be kept away from the work areas, (if possible out of the house)
  • This is to maximize safety and minimize interruptions to the work process.
unique provider technician covering vents with foam blocks or paper

Step 5

  • All vents are covered with foam blocks(black or grey) or blue paper or closed before starting work to achieve negative air pressure and avoid blowbacks.
unique providers technician starting work from furnace room

Step 6

  • Our technicians will begin our work from the furnace room.
before cleaning picture

Step 7

  • This is what your building’s duct system looks like before cleaning.
unique provider's vacuum machine attached to the building's main supply

Step 8

  • Our 20,000 CFM vacuum is attached to the building’s main supply and return lines.
300 psi air pressure blown in the duct system

Step 9

  • Air pressure of 300 PSI will be blown into all return vents, first, to push dirt and debris into main lines for cleaning.
blowing air pressure of 300 psi into supply vents

Step 10

  • Then the same air pressure of 300 psi will be blown into all the supply vents to push dirt and debris into main lines for cleaning.
unique providers technician using retractable snake jet system

Step 11

  • Main lines located in the basement are then cleaned with our retractable snake jet system (with air pressure of 300 PSI).
  • This tool will clean the hard to reach places, including the corners within the line and bring all the loose dirt towards the vacuum working as an air-rake.
unique providers technician using semi-robotic brush to clean inner walls of duct system

Step 12

  • All main duct lines are cleaned with a Semi robotic brush which cleans the inner walls of the duct system.
  • This is repeated 2-5 times as necessary to loosen and agitate dirt and debris towards vacuum.
using retractable snake jet system to clean the main line

Step 13

  • Main lines are then again cleaned third time with our retractable snake jet system (with air pressure of 300 PSI).
after duct cleaning picture

Step 14

  • This is what your building’s duct system looks like AFTER cleaning.
black plugs

Step 15

  • All one-inch access points are closed by installing black plugs Eight-inch access holes are covered using stainless sheet metal plate, sealed with aluminum tape.
unique providers technician cleaning the work area

Step 16

  • The work area is cleaned. The furnace and air conditioning unit is inspected to ensure everything is in order.
clean air certificate by unique providers

Step 17

  • We will give a Clean Air Certificate.
unique providers technician giving the report of progress to the customer

Step 18

  • We will give a report of our progress to the main occupant.
  • We appreciate your business and we will do whatever it takes to deliver the best service possible.