From extending the life of your HVAC system to improving your home's indoor air quality, there are several reasons why you are choosing residential air duct cleaning. However, if this is your first experience with residential air duct cleaning, chances are you do not fully understand what is involved in the process and how to choose the right company for you.
Here are a few critical questions you should ask before hiring a residential air duct cleaning company.
Do Your Home's Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?
If your home's air ducts were recently installed or you have had your air ducts cleaned in the last few months, chances are, you will not need to have the air ducts professionally cleaned again for another several months.
The professional representative will perform a variety of tests to determine your home's indoor air quality. For example, the technician will perform a physical examination of the vents and air ducts to determine if they are dirty, check for the presence of mold, and look for any damage.
Damage to your air ducts will be repaired before the cleaning occurs.
What Can You Expect During the Cleaning?
Before the duct cleaning, the technician will perform a thorough examination of the system. Next, the registers, vents, and any openings to the HVAC system will be closed. The vents and air registers will often be covered to prevent any air, dirt, or debris from escaping.
Next, the technician will use a variety of very long tubes, hoses, and brushes to clean out the ductwork. Don't worry because the tools are being handled by a professional, and no damage to your ductwork will occur.
If your technician detects mold, a variety of safe products will be used to eliminate mold spores. All of the dirt, dust, debris, and mold are stored inside a plastic container that the technician will remove. Finally, the registers and vents will also be cleaned after the ducts are cleaned.
How Can You Prepare for Your Residential Air Duct Cleaning?
You can do several things to prepare for your professional air duct cleaning. Begin by removing any furniture, area rugs, or other obstructions away from all the registers and air vents around the home. Steer clear of the technician and keep your kids and pets in a separate area while they are cleaning the ducts, as well.
Before hiring a home air duct cleaning service, ask the right questions, which will help you better understand the process.