What Is Included In Duct Cleaning?

A clean and spic and span house feels great. Along with it a good décor and plenty of air and natural light that seep in, go a long way in making the house cosy. Another factor that increases the quality of a house is its indoor air quality. To ensure the latter, it is essential to have clean duct inside the house. Ducts are the pipes that bring in cooled or hot air from the central unit. If the ducts are dirty and infected with mold and bacteria, your indoor air quality will never be good. Therefore the ducts need to be cleaned from time to time to ensure that the air quality is not compromised.

But what does duct cleaning entail. Well, let’s take a look:

• The air that cools or heats the rooms come though the ducts from the central unit. If not cleaned the ducts becomes a jungle of dust, pollen, pet dander, debris and gunk. You can clean them with vacuum cleaner. But it will not be possible for you to reach the remote areas .This will need professional cleaner. They have various tools to undertake thorough cleaning. If a speck of dust is left in your duct after cleaning, it will not take long for the system to get infested with dirt it again.

• Ducts can get leaky over time. Small leaks can allow moisture and water to trickle in your ducts. Moisture inside the duct can invite mold growth. Mold spores will gradually find their way into your rooms and can cause allergies. Mold growth cannot be stopped simply by cleaning the ducts. In such cases you have to use biocides to terminate it from the roots. A professional cleaner would recommend a good biocide and will also know how to use it.

• Leaky ducts also make your HVAC inefficient. The conditioned air leaks into the surrounding as result the cooling level comes down. In a typical house, about 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The ducts need by applying mastic.

• Sometimes these duct liners cannot be effectively cleaned. Sometimes ducts made of fiberglass small chips come out of the surface and reaches the living space. In such cases the liners are coated with a sealant/encapsulant that locks down all particles in place and prevents them from becoming airborne.

• Duct cleaning includes cleaning the air supply and return air ducts, to the registers, grilles and diffusers. It takes care of the complete duct system.





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