You should schedule household duct cleaning from professionals every one or two years, depending on how much dust, dirt, and other contaminants the vents draw inside. While you can do your own spring cleaning throughout your home, the ventilation shafts are one location where you need to call on skilled technicians to do the work. You’ll see why after we explain what goes into a typical professional ductwork cleaning job.
Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. has helped families in the greater Atlanta area with improving their quality of life in their homes since 1995. We have the experience necessary to bring you quality duct cleaning in Atlanta, GA that will make your home cleaner, healthier, and your HVAC system more efficient.
Professional Duct Cleaning
Duct cleaning isn’t as simple as spraying cleaners into a vent or snaking in a vacuum hose. The process requires high power suction and agitation equipment to release the contamination from the walls of the ducts to make it easier to remove.
It starts with the technicians bringing in an immense power vacuum, which does more than use suction. It actually alters the pressure inside your ducts so it becomes “negative” pressure, which dislodges dirt and other pollutants from the walls. The technician shut off the blower motor of the HVAC and then cut a hole into the main duct that comes off the HVAC system. (Don’t worry, they’ll seal up the hole afterwards.) The wide end of the vacuum hose attaches to this hole into the duct, and when the vacuum turns on, it affects the entire ventilation system. Once the ductwork is under negative pressure, the suction comes on and the dirt agitated from the ductwork’s walls gets drawn into the vacuum.
The technicians also use targeted agitation equipment to attack certain dirty areas of the ductwork. The most common tools are rotary brushes mounted on long hoses that can snake inside vents and down the ducts to scrub off ground-in dirt without damaging the duct material. Smaller duct vacuums then remove the dislodged particles.
Depending on the condition of your ducts, the cleaners may also use special sanitizers and deodorizes, which will leave behind no damaging chemical residue afterwards.
When Do You Need Duct Cleaning?
- If more than two years has passed since your last cleaning
- If your heating/cooling bills have climbed for no visible reason
- If you and your family are experiencing increased allergy-like symptoms
- If you look into a vent and see a tangle of clotted dust
Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. when you know it’s time for duct cleaning in Atlanta, GA. We’ll send out top-quality technicians to give you the service you need.