What is Source Removal Ventilation System Cleaning?
Source removal ventilation system cleaning is a process in which ducts and other parts of a ventilation system are cleaned using negative pressure and high-powered vacuums. This is an important service, as ducts tend to become dirty and increase the amount of allergens present in the air inside homes and businesses. Dirty ducts can also decrease the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems, resulting in higher costs and greater workload for the system components. Here’s how source removal ventilation system cleaning works.
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The first thing to be expected when having your ducts cleaned using source removal ventilation system cleaning is a walk-through in order to properly evaluate the ducts in your home or business. This will allow the technicians to have a better understanding of your ductwork and how best to clean it effectively. After the initial inspection, the technician should be ready to answer any questions you have about the upcoming procedure.
Discussing Cost of Source Removal Ventilation System Cleaning
Following the walkthrough and initial question and answer session, the technician should be ready to give you an invoice and discuss the pricing for cleaning your ducts. If there are any questions regarding exactly what is included in the pricing, it’s best to ask them now. It’s especially important for both you and the technicians to be on the same page during this phase of the process.
The Cleaning Process is Simple Enough…
Once the costs have been agreed upon, the technician will determine the best route of entry for the required equipment to clean your ducts. This equipment may include air lines, hoses, and vacuum equipment, along with attachments for the actual duct cleaning.
Once the equipment has been arranged, the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system will be turned off and made safe through lockout procedures. After the system is safely off and locked out, the technician will create access areas for the vacuum hoses and cleaning attachments, and perform an inspection prior to beginning the cleaning process.
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Once the inspection is done, the technician will turn on the vacuum system and air compressor. The first thing to be cleaned should be the vent openings, followed by the branch runs that connect to the main duct. These will be cleaned using air tools and air whips, which work to agitate the dirt and debris, loosening it enough to be removed with the vacuum. The main trunks of the duct system are typically cleaned using both air whips and rotary brushes, allowing heavier dirt to be loosened and removed effectively.
The last step of the cleaning process is usually a thorough cleaning of the blower motor and compartments where the air filters are located. Once this is done, the technician will likely perform a post-service inspection before restarting and cycling the HVAC system. The hoses and equipment will be removed from the building and access points made for the equipment will be sealed before the work is reviewed with you as the last step in the service.
The Most Effective Duct Cleaning Process in Source Removal Ventilation System Cleaning…
Source removal ventilation system cleaning is very effective because it employs both agitation of the debris and vacuum removal from the duct system. Air-powered cleaning devices like rotary brushes and air whips work to dislodge tough dirt and separate debris so that it can be easily removed from the system. Over time, dirt and debris can become stuck to the sides of the ducts, meaning that traditional cleaning methods like simple vacuuming won’t get ducts completely clean. Only by using negative pressure and air-powered tools can HVAC ductwork be cleaned properly, leading to a more efficient and longer-lasting system.
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