Air Duct Cleaning FAQ

WHY SHOULD I CLEAN MY AIR DUCTS?
Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution.  Your air duct system is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and other health threatening organisms. Dust mites don’t typically live and breed in the ducts themselves. However, dirty air ducts distribute the primary food source for dust mites — dust.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY AIR DUCTS?
According to the EPA, if you have a ducted heating and cooling system, the ducts should be cleaned every three to five years.

WILL MY HOUSE BE LESS DUSTY AFTER YOU CLEAN THE AIR DUCTS?
Yes, the inside of your ductwork is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or air conditioner fan turns on, dust from the ductwork gets churned up and blown into the rooms of your home.

WILL AIR DUCT CLEANING HELP MY ALLERGIES?
Many people are allergic to dust mite waste. Dust mites feed on debris found in ductwork. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less dust particles and potential allergens in the air to aggravate those with respiratory illnesses.

I LIVE IN A NEW HOME. DO I STILL NEED YOUR SERVICE?
Absolutely! Up to 50% of air duct system cleaning is done in homes that are less than five years old. During construction, the ductwork is wide open and the air handler is running many times without a filter. During this time, construction debris such as pieces of plaster, drywall, wood, dust, insects and insulation, are accumulated in the ductwork.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY AIR DUCTS NEED TO BE CLEANED?
By using a video inspection system, our technicians can show you how dirty your system is. It can also show you the “before” and “after” of your duct cleaning, so you know that it’s a job well done.

WILL YOUR EQUIPMENT WORK IN MY AIR DUCTS?
The equipment we use to clean the air ducts is effective in all types of air duct construction, including flex duct, round metal ducts, square metal ducts, and fiberboard. It can easily accommodate right angle turns and multiple bends found in most types of duct systems.