Do you know what you’re breathing? It’s a good question to ask. Most homeowners have no idea what goes on inside their home’s air duct. But the fact is, they can become littered with years of accumulated dirt, debris and allergens like pollen, dust and pet dander.
Did You Know?
- Indoor air quality is 4 – 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
- According to a study by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, indoor air contaminants are responsible for or aggravate half of all illnesses.
- More than 15 million Americans are estimated to have asthma, including one in 13 school-age children.
- Over 140,000 dust mites live in 1 dust ball
Industry standards recommend that you have your air ducts checked out by a professional every two years and cleaned every five years. However every house will vary in the condition of its ducts. By having your ducts cleaned regularly, you will have improved the efficiency of your heating and cooling unit and the air quality in your home. This will also cut down on allergies and cases of asthma.
How We Clean Your Home
Our technicians use the most powerful and effective air duct machine on the market today. We cut an access hole in the main duct work, and attach an 8-inch hose that pulls a vacuum through the duct work. We remove the vent covers in the home, cleaning each one thoroughly. Then we turn on the vacuum and go to the vent register. An agitator is introduced into the opening to dislodge all debris from the walls of the duct work. After agitating, an air sweep or an air snake is fed into the duct work.
The return duct is cleaned in mostly the same way. However, often times the return duct work is wide enough to allow us to use hand brushes