Duct Cleaning Services – How To Hire The Right Contractor!
Finding the right contractor for heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) duct cleaning services takes research. You want to find a reliable contractor who will check all of the ducts including joints and dryer vents. They can also check the entire HVAC system and change the air filters.
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A professional HVAC company should be certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association. The company should have a high rating on Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. You can also check YELP reviews for services in your area. Recommendations from neighbors and friends will also be helpful.
Why Duct Cleaning Services Are Necessary
Air ducts take in air and return it to your rooms either heated or cooled. The intake ducts may suck in the following pollutants:
- Bacteria and virus particulates
- Dander and animal hair
- Mold and mildew
This is only a partial list of the particulates that come into the ducts through the air intake system. Although the filter system picks up some of the pollutants, mold, smoke, dust and pollen may leave residue on the walls of the ducts. This builds up and interferes with the airflow. The result can be a higher utility bill as the intake system must work harder.
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Clothes dryer vents also need to be cleaned. Cotton particles can build up on the sides of the vents and even lead to a fire if ignited by an electrical spark.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
The air quality in your home and/or workplace is important for your health. You do not need to breathe polluted air. This leads to sinus conditions, asthma and other respiratory ailments. The air ducts must be maintained along with your rooms or offices.
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Professional HVAC air duct cleaning services should give you an estimate of the cost of cleaning a residential or commercial building. Reliable contractors are trained to evaluate air quality in commercial buildings.They should also explain the methods used to completely clean out the ducts and check for cracks and leaks.
The Duct Cleaning Services Process
Furnishings and flooring should be protected during the cleaning process. All doors and ports to the ducts are open and inspected. High-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuuming systems should be used to remove all debris from the ducts.
Soft bristle brushes are often used to clean the walls of ducts. Any cracks or tears must be carefully sealed before the job is finished.
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Coils, fans, humidifiers and drain pans can also be cleaned during the process. The plenum, the space where supply and return air mix, should also be cleaned out. Blower blades can be easily wiped clean.
A reliable HVAC cleaning company will be able to document the cleaning with before and after photos of the ducts. They should attach all vents, grilles and screens that were removed during the cleaning process. You may be given a checklist to document the entire cleaning operation.
Take to time to interview HVAC professionals who can clean air ducts and find the people you feel will do the most complete job for the best price.
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