One of the most overlooked parts of the home is the heating and cooling ductwork. Out of sight, but always working for you, the home ductwork usually contains as much space as an average size room. When was the last time this room was cleaned?
The heating and cooling ductwork is a perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Health experts now believe that approximately one in six people who suffer from allergies do so as a direct result of fungi and bacteria in the air duct system. Other diseases, such as Legionnaire’s and hypersensitivity pneumonitis have also been traced to germs in the air duct system.
Health considerations aside, there are other good reasons to have your air ducts cleaned. Dust and dirt in the heating/cooling system is a primary cause of system break-down. Proper cleaning helps eliminate breakdowns and unscheduled service calls. A clean system is also more efficient; proper cleaning of the air duct system can reduce heating/cooling costs by 10-20%.
We use a very large vacuum system designed to put your air duct system under negative pressure. We close or seal each vent to maintain this pressure and prevent dust entry into the home. We then clean the interior of the ductwork with special tools that travel through the ductwork, to dislodge the debris. Once airborne inside the duct work, the debris is drawn into the vacuum system by the strong airflow created by the negative pressure. After cleaning the ductwork we sanitize and deodorize the system.