Ducts? Cleaning? Why Do I Care About Duct Cleaning?

Most homes have a forced air system of central heating and cooling. The hot and cold air gets to the rooms of the home through ducts and registers. Even with the best filters in place at the blower motor, dust and other pollutants still get by and get trapped in the ducts.

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The trapped particles build up over time into a thick mat of allergy causing pollutants that break free and get pushed into the home’s air. The only way to remove the pollutants is to use professional equipment that can travel through the ducts and clean them out.

Do it Yourself Duct Cleaning Doesn’t Work.

A homeowner using a vacuum cleaner can only reach a couple of feet into ducts. More often than not, the homeowner ends up just breaking off pollutant build up and forcing it farther into the ducts to be blown out the next time the heat or AC is turned on.

Why Professional Duct Cleaning is the Way to Go

The concept of using a home vacuum with a brush attachment is taken to the extreme with professional equipment. Rotobrush builds equipment that has a rotating brush reminiscent of the style used by chimney sweeps that is attached to a super heavy duty flexible hose. The hose attaches to a powerful vacuum at one end. At the business end, the brush rotates in the ducts to break up the pollutant build up while at the same time sucking all of the filth into the hose.

Pro Duct Cleaning Equipment

Meyer Machine and Equipment offers high pressure systems that drive whip assemblies that are pushed through the duct work to knock all of the debris loose. Once the debris is loose in the ducts, it is cleaned out by a vacuum hose that is guided through the ducts. There are many different whips and brush systems that are designed to be used with different styles and lengths of duct work. A good technician will have multiple tools at his disposable to get to all of the dirt in the ducts. It is a good idea to have some manual brushes on hand too.

Indoor air is known to be of dubious quality in the first place. Adding to the irritants and pollutants already in indoor air by forcing more of it out of old, never cleaned ducts is just adding insult to injury. No wonder spring and fall allergies are so bad. Not only are there new pollens and molds for allergy sufferers to deal with, now they have to contend with the assault the air conditioning, chimney or the furnace brings to their noses through duct work. Not to mention, what do you think a chimney cleaning would stir up in the air within your home?

3 thoughts on "Ducts? Cleaning? Why Do I Care About Duct Cleaning?"

As a qualified duct cleaning contractor I have discovered that most homeowners feel that they are very uninformed when it come to the basic benefits of Air Duct Cleaning.

Pankaj says:

LOL! I love it! All you need to do is go out and buy some duct covers. There are loads of dinfereft sorts available. Cheap and cheerful, or more expensive and fancy. You can get wooden, metal or plastic ones depending on how much you are willing to spend. Just make sure you take the measurements of your ducts with you. I didn’t realise there was more than one size!! Hmmmm!I have to admit that I’d be a bit wary of kitty in the air ducts. Just in case he decides to do smelly things in there!!! It would be very difficult to clean up. I think putting covers on is your best and safest bet. Poor kitty playtime over!

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