Ducts are important for your home for distributing heat and cooling air throughout the house. To keep your duct system working efficiently, having annual duct cleanings will ensure everything is running smoothly and your indoor air quality is clean. You might be curious what goes on with a duct cleaning and what the process is like. Here’s what to expect during a duct cleaning and the benefits it’ll have with your home.

Why Get Air Duct Cleanings?

If you don’t get your air ducts cleaned you’re going to have dirty ducts that are going to get clogged over time. The air inside your home circulates and you’ll be breathing in the dust, pollen, and other debris that can affect your health. They can also have an effect on having a weak airflow and higher utility bills. Having duct cleanings by a HVAC professional can ensure they are able to get the job done thoroughly and be able to get in places you aren’t able to.

Before Cleaning:

Your HVAC technician will come to your home and visually inspect the ducts and determine the buildup that has accumulated inside. They need to figure out the cleaning method they need to do with what they find inside the ducts. If they find something in the ducts that need to be removed first like for example, a possible rodent infestation that needs to be exterminated first. Your HVAC technician will also do an assessment and check if every part is working properly like the vents and ports. After their full inspection they will let you know what will be cleaned in your home and then start the cleaning.

During Cleaning:

Your HVAC technician will start sealing off the entire duct system so no contaminants can spread throughout your home. They’ll start cleaning with specialized tools like flexible brushes and air duct whips that will scrub and dislodge the dirt and dust in the system. The dirt and dust will get sucked up with a vacuum cleaner that is attached to the tools. If they notice any mold, mildew, or bacterial growth they’ll clean it with an antimicrobial solution to treat the issue. They will also clean different components of the ductwork like the vents and registers. Finally, they’ll change the air filter and check the air duct system to ensure everything is working smoothly. The entire cleaning process can take about 3 to 4 hours.

After Cleaning:

After your air ducts have been cleaned, your technician will go over with you on how to keep your ductwork in good condition and suggest filters for your system. If they notice a continuing issue of dust, moisture, or pests, they’ll help suggest some changes that can help your air ducts and your indoor air quality.

Having your air duct cleaned is important to keep your HVAC efficient and keep the air quality in your home clean. It’s a necessary service and having a professional HVAC technician to do the job is important. Omni Air HVAC’s trained and educated technicians have the required equipment to clean your air ducts properly. Call Omni Air HVAC now for all of your air duct cleaning needs and to keep your home comfortable.

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