5 Things You Need To Consider About Duct Cleaning

5 Things You Need To Consider About Duct Cleaning

If you are a HVAC system owner, you should be well aware about certain things related to duct cleaning. Before we continue, let us tell you why duct cleaning is important. So, Dirty ducts can be responsible for transferring infection, germs, pollutants and dust in your home. Not only this, adducts accumulated with grime can lower the efficiency of your HVAC system. 

So how often should you get your ducts cleaned? Some suggest that the time period should be six months, the others say that it should be one year. So, Well it usually depends on the type of area that you live in. If you are thinking about your air ducts which you are going to clean, here are five things you need to consider about heating duct cleaning. These techniques and tips must be known by you. 

  • Brushing

A lot of dust and grime settles in your air ducts because of the regular circulation of air in your home. The air contains a lot of dust, germs, pollutants and pet hair when entering your system from the outside as well as from the inside. Using brushing equipment or a normal brush can loosen up the accumulated grime from the surface of your ducts. This will make it a lot easier to vacuum clean them. 

  • Vacuuming

Vacuuming is very essential to keep your air ducts clean. Even when the experts go with a process of cleaning, they vacuum clean your air ducts. You can also use vacuum cleaners on the registers and opening of ducts. This helps to collect and remove the agitated dirt and grime from the surface of your ducts. 

  • Maintain Distance

If air duct cleaning is going on inside your home, it is better to maintain a lot of distance from the people who have come to clean it. During the process, they will come in contact with a lot of germs and pollutants which can be a reason for airborne disease or some infections. It is advised to keep kids, aged and patients at a very good distance from that area. 

  • Chemicals and Sanitizers

There is always a fear of microbial buildup in your air ducts. This can be responsible for a lot of health issues. It is best that you go for purchasing antimicrobial chemicals to clean mould, bacteria, fungus, insects etc. During the time of Covid-19 pandemic you must also be afraid of getting the virus as its strain can travel through air particles. These can be registered sanitizers and disinfectants which will help you with the same. 

  • Don't do it if you are not sure

You can cause more harm to your air ducts if you do something you are not aware of. It is very clear that air duct cleaning is not a diy job all the time. You must be aware of the openings, the correct equipment and the correct ways  to operate on that dirt. There are slight chances that you can do the negative air technique to vacuum out the grain inside your air ducts. Give it a try if you are confident and experienced enough. If not, call duct repair services for help.