Air duct cleaning is an essential part of maintaining the safety and comfort of your home. Trapped dirt particles and allergens in your air ducts not only present a health hazard but also inhibit your system from working correctly. Dirty air ducts can even damage your home over time.
Understanding how air duct cleaning works will help you prepare for the process. Here’s what you need to know before your next air duct cleaning DFW, TX.
Though our technicians will skillfully take care of the hard part for you, there are a few things you can do beforehand to guarantee the process is as quick as possible. These easy steps will help you know what to expect.
Our technicians will need to access your vents and registers. To ensure they can get started right away, check the area for anything that could block movement. In addition, they will need space to hook up cleaning equipment, so moving any furniture or clutter in the area is crucial.
If our technicians will be working on an outdoor unit, the same rule applies. So, if you notice any leaves or trash cans in the way, be sure to move them before the appointment. Spending only a couple of minutes sweeping away debris or moving bulky items can make a big difference.
If possible, try to keep your furry friends outdoors. A technician will require that doors remain open, so be mindful if you have indoor pets. One solution is to put them in a safe place where they can stay entertained until the process is over.
Are you curious to see the air duct cleaning process in person? Feel free to stay and watch the work. However, consider the noise level that will take place. If someone in your home is sensitive to loud sounds, it may be best to leave during the process as the equipment will be noisy.
The first thing you will see when our technicians arrive in your Dallas Fort Worth home is a large power vacuum truck. The truck contains powerful, industrial-strength equipment chosen to deliver the best results. We will also come with portable items, and you can rest assured that we use only top-notch, green products. Your safety is our priority and we won’t introduce any harmful chemicals into your space.
After arriving, our technicians will put their protective gear on to avoid introducing any pollutants. They will perform a walkthrough of your home or office space to assess where to begin the cleaning process. You will get a chance to tell them your concerns and ask any questions so they can tailor their approach to your needs.
The next step will be to apply protective guards along the path where the vacuum will be. That way, our technicians ensure that your floors and furnishings are not scratched while cleaning the ducts. In addition, they will block all registers so that contaminants remain only in the targeted area.
Here’s how the cleaning takes place:
- We will use a high-power pneumatic tool to flush compressed air into the vent
- Air nozzles and whips are introduced at every point of your ductwork
- Your furnace blower will be cleaned with safe and effective cleaners
- We will install new filters
- Every step is documented and double-checked
- Our cleaning specialists will turn on the system again and seal the openings back up
- Finally, we will clean up our workspace and pack up our equipment
The time the process takes from start to finish can vary depending on the size of your property. However, you can expect the project to last around four hours.
Air duct cleaning is vital to ensure you are breathing the cleanest, healthiest air. The air inside your home travels from your furnace to your ductwork, and back. During its journey, the air can become contaminated with several things:
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- Dust or dirt
These pollutants not only contaminate the air you breathe but will also make cleaning your home more difficult. Dirty air may even increase your chances of allergies and can worsen conditions like asthma.
Lastly, your HVAC system will run much better without debris in the way. When nothing is blocking its exit, the air in your home and furnace will circulate more efficiently. That means you could potentially decrease your energy bills by cleaning your air ducts.
Your air quality is important, and more so if you suffer from allergies or breathing ailments. If you have a severe case of asthma or allergies, you may want to do the cleaning process every year and a half or so.
However, most people only need to clean their air ducts every three to five years. The National Air Duct Cleaners’ Association (NADCA) observes that how often you need to clean ducts will depend on several factors, such as having pets or smokers in the household. The process should be thorough and include cleaning the following:
- Air ducts
- Blower motor
- Air filters
- Air cleaners
- Heat exchangers
Whether you’re seeking cleaner air in your home or business, scheduling regular air duct cleanings will help maintain a safer environment.
We take clean air seriously. You can expect only qualified and NADCA-certified professionals from Organic Home Service. Moreover, we are diligent about using only quality products and will never introduce toxic chemical cleaners into your home or business.
Antimicrobial chemicals are a part of the cleaning process, but they shouldn’t be toxic. These include sanitizers and disinfecting agents to remove odors and bacteria. Our products are EPA-approved and professional-grade but without harmful chemicals. Your air duct cleaning DFW, TX should be thorough and meet your expectations.
If you need help tackling your air ducts, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help get you started on your journey to breathing easier today.