Dust is something we all try to get rid of. It is unsightly and can even cause health problems. What about the dust and debris that has built up in your air ducts? It may seem like an overwhelming task to clean, but an air duct cleaning can easily be done by our professionals. The result? A cleaner, fresher, healthier home for you and your family!
What Causes Air Ducts to Become Dirty?
When contemplating getting air ducts cleaned, many homeowners ask: how did the air ducts get dirty in the first place? A recent study has shown, in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created each year through everyday living. Take a moment to let that sink in. Forty pounds of dust. This dust isn’t just staying in your air ducts, it is floating around you home. You may notice dust settling on your floor and furniture, but in reality, much of the dust remains in the air of your home.
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This dusty air is then pulled into your HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Even if you are diligent about changing your air filter, it will not be able to completely remove all the contaminants. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of dust and debris in the duct work. So think about it, if you go 1 whole year without cleaning your air ducts, it is possible to have 40 pounds of dust inside. This fact alone has moved many to call and set up an air duct cleaning appointment. If you feel the same, why not give us a call? Our team is always available for questions or concerns regarding our services. Reach out at, (937) 507-2927.
Air Duct Cleaning Process
Methods of cleaning air ducts will vary, but typically each method involves a number of things. First, specialized tools, like brushes, will be used to dislodge dirt and dust. Then, a high-powered vacuum will clean all of the debris in the air duct.
What are the Benefits of Having Air Ducts Cleaned?
The overall health of your family is impacted by the air they breathe. Think of your air ducts like the lungs of your home. When air ducts are clogged with dirt, dust, mold and other debris, you and your family are breathing in contaminated air. This can lead to allergy-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing or runny nose.
Another benefit is your home will be cleaner. That means less dusting, and more time doing the things you really love. Unpleasant smells and odors will be removed, leaving a fresh, clean smell. Additionally, having air ducts cleaned leaves your system performing at peak efficiency, which will save energy and thus be more cost effective.
How Do I Keep My Air Ducts Cleaner Longer?
Even after getting air ducts cleaned by a professional, there are some important steps you can take to ensure your air ducts stay clean for as long as possible in between your routine cleanings:
- Change your air filter every 1-3 months
- Dust and vacuum your home regularly
- Perform routine maintenance on your HVAC system
- Install an Indoor Air Quality System
- Have a professional Clean your Air Ducts every 1-3 years.
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When it comes to hiring cleaning professionals, we know there are many options. We want to make it easier for you to make a good decision. Read what some of your neighbors have said about our customer service. Please don’t hesitate to call and receive a free estimate over the phone. We are available at (937) 507-2927.
Signs You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned
- Your air filter has not been changed in a number of months
- You can see dust on vent covers
- Mold growth is visible in or around HVAC system
- Airflow is noticeably different from one room to another
- When air is flowing, you hear rattling or other noises
Most homes will pay anywhere between $300 and $500 for a full air duct cleaning. This all depends on the size of your home and how many air ducts you have. If we break it down to price per vent it comes to around $35. If you have any questions regarding price, call us at (937) 507-2927.
How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?
Air ducts need cleaned every 3-5 years. However, conditions in your home or local area could move you to clean more often. For example, pets, children and allergies are all factors that play into getting air ducts cleaned more often. If you are still unsure, call Complete Detail at (937) 507-2927.
Can You Clean Air Ducts Yourself?
The simple answer is no. Cleaning your air ducts is not something you should try to do yourself. Why? This job requires high powered tools, brushes and experience. If you try to clean yourself, you may end up damaging your air ducts and needing to pay for expensive repairs.
How Long Does Air Duct Cleaning Take?
First, the length of the appointment will depend on how many vents you have getting cleaned. The number of vents depends on the size of your home. Another thing to consider is the company you hire to clean air ducts. How experienced and efficient is the team? Will two technicians come to clean? These are all factors to consider when answering how long an air duct cleaning will take. However, a single-family home’s air duct system takes between two to four hours to clean. Further, if you own an older home and have pets, (more hair to clean up) cleaning time may be lengthened. If you would like to know how long it would take to clean you home specifically, call us! You can reach our team at (937) 507-2927. We look forward to hearing from you!
Is Duct Cleaning Messy?
Sometimes, cleaning air ducts can get messy. Remember the pounds of dirt in your home we talked about earlier? However, there are some steps you can take before even hiring a company to come clean you air ducts. For example, ask if the technicians will use drop cloths to keep dust off your floors. This will also make cleanup much easier. In addition, some companies require their technicians to wear booties before entering a client’s home. This, of course, will prevent dust from being tracked all over your home. Finally, it isn’t wrong to ask for the cleaners to sweep up after, if needed. Although, most trained technicians will already do this without your instructions. Have questions about our team? Feel free to give us a call, we always enjoy helping in anyway we can. (937) 507-2927
Will Air Duct Cleaning Cause Damage to Vents?
Once again, choosing the right professional company is key. For obvious reasons, the professionals would need prior training in air duct cleaning. Most companies that offer this service are usually certified. Not sure? Ask! That is your right as a paying customer to know whether the company you hire is certified in their trade. This is an important step in hiring the right people. Further, don’t hesitate to inquire about the equipment being used to see how it will affect your air ducts. Without a doubt, you want a company with the right tools and proper training. All in all, if you follow these simple guidelines, you will find a reputable company who will not damage you vents or home.
Visit our Contact us web page and set up an appointment today! Our experienced technicians will be happy to help you and your family start breathing cleaner air! Give us a call at (937) 507-2927.