It doesn’t matter if you are a new homeowner or you have owned a home for the past 20 years, there is a very good chance that you have heard about duct cleanings by now.
In fact, there is a pretty good chance that you have a couple of flyers sitting in your mailbox right now. Maybe they are in your e-mail. Whatever the situation is, there is simply no denying the fact that more and more duct cleaning companies are popping up daily.
This is not only because the industry is so lucrative, but homeowners, as well as business owners, are growing more and more aware of the dangers of tainted indoor air quality. We want our customers to truly understand what a duct cleaning entails and how you can benefit from it before taking the plunge.
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A Basic Understanding Of Air Duct Cleaning
When you hear the term duct cleaning, it is simply just referring to the process of cleaning the ducts. Now, there are tons of different companies that perform this type of service, and they will all probably do things a little differently.
What you need to know is that we tackle the problem by using positive and negative air pressures along with a HEPA vacuum cleaner. Our duct cleaning process will not only remove dirt and debris from the system, but it can remove any potentially harmful contaminants from the entire system, including the furnace or air handler itself.
When all is said and done, the interior of your ducts should be returned to their original state, which is bare metal in most cases. There are sometimes when you might end up looking at flex or duct board, but the end results are the same.
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The Most Powerful Piece Of Equipment
The star of the show and the most powerful piece of equipment involved with a duct cleaning is the vacuum truck. Just keep in mind that some companies will approach the cleaning in a different manner with different tools, but this is just the way we tackle the problem at hand.
This piece of highly specialized equipment is pretty much nothing more than a self-contained truck that is fully equipped with a HEPA vacuum cleaner as well as the rest of the essential tools for the cleaning. The reason that we choose to approach a air duct cleaning in this manner is because of the sheer power.
The vacuum setup alone is capable of producing anywhere from 16,000 to 17,000 CFM of suction power or negative pressure. This is nearly what a 4-ton unit would be capable of producing. With this type of suction power, our techs won’t have a problem knocking loose debris and other dirt that has collected on the insides of the ducts over the years.
The Positive Pressure
So, basically, when our techs arrive at the home they will go ahead and tap into the HVAC duct system with the HEPA truck. This will allow us to place negative pressure on the system.
Now, this is where the other piece of equipment comes in handy. This piece of equipment is portable and can be maneuvered throughout the home. That being said, this piece of equipment is nothing more than a portable air compressor that is capable of producing anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 CFM.
Our techs will go to each vent blowing positive pressure through them, while the vacuum sucks out the other end. The positive pressure in combination with the negative pressures, and out techs won’t have a problem knocking loose any dirt or debris that has accumulated in the system over the years.
Cleaning the System
That is pretty much the gist of a air vent ducts cleaning. Each company might be different and offer different results, but they are all going to approach the cleaning in a similar manner with similar tools.
That being said, we do like to stand out from the pack, and that is exactly why we also clean the system. When our techs come out to the home to do a air duct cleaning in Dallas they will not only clean the ducts but before leaving the home they will clean the HVAC system as well.
This will include the coils as well as the blower motors, registers, and grilles. Everything will be cleaned with microbial solutions to help prevent and eliminate any mold or bacteria that might form or has formed in the past.
Give Us A Call!
A duct cleaning is a serious job and you should only choose a serious and dedicated company to perform the task. You can clearly see that our company is more than willing to go the extra mile for our customers, but if you need more of a reason to pick us over the competition, here are a few more:
- Our techs are licensed and certified
- We offer insurance
- We offer guarantees and warranties
- Our prices are more than affordable
- We arrive when and where we say we will
- We are willing to work around you and your schedule