Duct cleaning is often overlooked as a part of maintaining a healthy home or business. We spend countless hours making sure our bathrooms are cleaned, floors swept and mopped, carpets vacuumed, and furniture dusted, but we never give another thought to the quality of the air we are breathing.
Cleaning, or at least, inspecting your duct work every couple of years will help ensure you are breathing healthy clean air. When someone gets sick, we reach for a can of disinfectant spray and assuming we a have improved the air quality. However, your HVAC system exchanges the air in your home twice per hour. So those germs have already consumed your home. This is also true of dust mites and anything else that could be in your duct work. Ductwork can even become the source, or pathway, for dirt, dust, pollen, and biological contaminants to spread through your home.
Duct cleaning means the removal of dirt, slime, mold, rodent feces, debris and other materials found in ductwork and other HVAC components. This includes cleaning various heating and cooling system components, such as the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.