Air Duct Cleaning Process and Equipment

You may be wondering what the procedure would involve now that you have selected a professional to clean your air ducts, preferably one with a lot of experience and accredited by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)? Is this business going to drag loads of heavy machinery into your home? Will it be appropriate to move things around? How long’s the process going to take? These are good questions, and below are the answers you will find. You can get additional information at Rockford carpet cleaning

First Step: Assessment

To decide the type of cleaning required, a NADCA-certified professional would first want to take a good look at your ducts and HVAC system. This may include the removal of vent covers, the insertion of a camera and/or a mirror, and even the sampling of your duct debris and/or buildup. The life of the inhabitants of your home (including unwanted inhabitants such as rodents), as well as the condition of the ducts and HVAC system, will depend on what he finds.

Particles such as dust and pollen, mold that formed when the roof leaked into the ducts during the last heavy rain, and allergens and fur from family pets or unwanted rodents are all frequently found in air ducts. The professional would then assess how to clean your ducts, based on the size and form of the debris. For example, alkaline washing agents may be needed for layered debris and contaminants, mold may require a special remediation protocol and EPA-registered cleaning agents, and only scrubbing and vacuuming may be required for dust. It should be possible for your air duct cleaning specialist to explain what he found and how he plans to clean it.

Equipment Washing

Generally speaking, your work or living space should not be too heavily impacted by the equipment needed to clean your air ducts. Air hoses, brushes, special cleaning agents, filtration systems, and vacuums may include cleaning equipment. To control these devices, most businesses use trucks or gas-operated vacuums parked outside. It is likely that clearing a path to your air vents is all the change required to prepare for cleaning.

The air duct cleaning company can also bring equipment to collect samples (samples of the debris itself and/or of the air in your ducts) for laboratory analysis if the assessment brings up past or present moisture, and the professional suspects mold or bacteria. Cleaning can be postponed until the form of contaminant and suitable cleaning agent are determined, if laboratory analysis is required.


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