Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY AIR DUCTS NEED TO BE CLEANED?
•Do you experience nausea, headaches, itchy eyes while at home?
•Do you have pets in the home?
•Do you have excessive dust on the furniture and horizontal furniture?
•Do people in the house suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
•If you don’t remember ever having your duct work cleaned or if you haven’t within the past 5 years, it’s probably time.
•Remove a register grill – ones on the floor are the easiest to remove (often no screws) peer inside with a flashlight, check several areas.
IF I ANSWERED YES…
•Mold needs three things to survive: Moisture, Nutrients (such as dirt, dust, animal dander, cellulose construction debris from building), and a surface to grow on. Your ductwork can become an unknown breeding ground for fungi, germs and mold.
•Studies have confirmed that contaminated air ducts spread some diseases, including Salmonella, strep and Legionnaire’s disease.
•The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. We spend 60-90% of our time indoors.
•Good Health Magazine states, “1 out of 6 people who suffer from allergies do so as a direct result from the fungi and bacteria in the air duct system”.
•Reduce energy bills? Research by the EPA had demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow your system to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean systems generally operate more efficiently than dirty systems.
•Smokers in the household.
•Pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.
•Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
•Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system.
•After home renovations or remodeling.
•Prior to occupancy of a new home.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD RESIDENTIAL HVAC SYSTEMS BE CLEANED?
Frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the lease of which is the preference of the homeowner. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include.
•Allergy or health issues of people living in the house.
•Visible accumulation of debris in the air ducts.
•Visible mold in the air ducts.
•Odor emanating from the air ducts.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Click here for information on duct cleaning procedures.
WHAT PREPERATIONS NEED TO BE MADE?
•We need room by each register in the house, both the cold air return and hot air supplied, (table, sofa, chair, etc). we also need room around the furnace.
DO WE NEED OUR AIRDUCTS DEORDORIZED?
•In most cases, no. We normally use this in cases where the customer has definite odor coming from ductwork.
DO WE NEED DISINFECTANT & SANITIZING?
•In most cases you probably won’t notice a difference unless you have allergies, asthma mold or bacteria.
HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE TO CLEAN A TYPICAL HOUSE?
•The average house should take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.