Air duct cleaning generally relates to the cleaning of a variety of cooling and heating system components of forced air circulation systems. These components include diffusers and grills, cooling and heating coils, heat exchangers, air handling housings, fan motor, condensation drain pans, registers, and return and supply air ducts.
Why is it done?
Duct work is done for the betterment the home’s indoor air quality. This is very important when considering the health and well-being of the occupants in the home. These services usually range from $400 - $1000 per ventilation system, based on the system size, accessibility, degree of contamination, climatic region, as well as other factors. When having you ducts cleaned, make sure the specialist clean and service all of the system’s components.
Failing to have your ducts cleaned may result in contamination of dust particles, pollen, allergens, and other debris. Even worse, if water buildup occurs, microbiological growths will develop such as mold. As we know from studies and research, mold can be harmful and even deadly. If the presence of mold is released into the other living spacing of the home, the entire household may be exposed to future cancerous developments in the body.
Failing to Have All Components Cleaned
Cleaning the ducts is one thing; it is important when doing so to have all of its components cleaned as well. If you don’t, the entire system can become re-contaminated, rendering your previous efforts useless. The methods of cleaning HVAC systems have been set as a standard by industry authorities. Although many people are concerned about what chemicals to use, it is common for a specialist to use a special tool to dislodge the dirt and other duct debris. Afterwards, they vacuum the debris out with a highly efficient vacuum cleaner.