Professional Duct Cleaning
When too much dirt and dust accumulates it is time to take action.
Hidden in your home is one of the reasons why your carpet, shelving, and counters get dusty...and why you may be suffering from breathing issues or prolonged allergies. Your air ducts!
So just what gets into your ducts and builds up over the months and years? Pet fur and human hair, dust and debris—particularly after renovation projects—or residue from smoking can all build up in your duct system. Moisture can also get trapped in vents and insulation—and where there’s moisture, there’s a risk of mold. Essentially the ducts are serving as an additional filter keeping that debris out of the air you breathe, so this build-up is not a bad thing in and of itself….to a point.
Excess dust can trigger asthma, skin allergies, or other types of respiratory issues.
When too much dust and debris builds up to the point that particles are escaping into your rooms, these contaminants can have harmful effects on your health. Excess dust inside your ducts can trigger asthma, skin allergies, and other types of respiratory issues. On a perhaps less serious, but still important, note, clogged ducts can give your home an unpleasant musty odor and spread more dust and mildewy smells throughout your home. Anything that cuts down on the amount of time spent dusting every surface is pretty welcome, right?
When your ducts are full of dust and debris, this is what your family is breathing.
KleenRite’s cleaning methods are careful to avoid abrasive equipment that can damage your ducts.
We use pressurized air to loosen caked on dirt and a powerful vacuum to draw it out of your ducts and out of your life. Here is how we do it:
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
The entire HVAC system will be pre-inspected to determine how dirty it is, and which method will be used to conduct the cleaning. This inspection will focus on the supply vents, return vents, and furnace location. In addition, air filters will also be inspected by your KleenRite technician to ensure that they are installed correctly, and to check whether they need to be replaced.
Step 2: Arrival and Setup
Your KleenRite technician will arrive at the scheduled time, and conduct a preliminary inspection of the furnace and air duct system. The technician will bring a Negative Air machine into the home, and run air lines to all of appropriate locations. Corner guards and tarps will be placed in the home to protect walls and flooring.
Step 3: Begin Cleaning Process
After access openings are prepared, your KleenRite technician will attach a vacuum hose directly into the main duct system. The system will be sealed off between hot air and cold air by using a duct masking tape that is placed upon all vents covers to maximize the effectiveness of KleenRite's powerful vacuum.
Step 4: Clean Vents One At a Time
While the duct system is under suction, supply and return air vents/grills will then be cleaned using 250 psi of compressed air. At KleenRite, we always begin cleaning from the furthest air vent, usually on the top floor, then work our way back to the Negative Air Machine.
Step 5: Main/Trunk Line Cleaning
After all the air vents have been cleaned, we start at the end of the duct system and use a combination of air whips, and our reverse air nozzle (also referred to as an air snake). All debris that was in any of the air vents or connecting pipes will be cleaned out of the main ducts.
Step 6: Agitation
Our air whips and air rods, are inserted into the ductwork using small 1-3" opening that we create in strategic locations throughout the duct system. The whip beats around the inside of the duct system, loosening caked-on dirt from all surfaces inside of the duct. Next, we will use our air snake to blow all the remaining dirt and even heavy objects back towards the vacuum of the Negative Air Machine.
Step 7: Furnace Cover Removal and Component Cleaning
Next, the air handling unit will be opened up and cleaned, including the furnace fan, and recommended replacement of air filter. All access openings are then sealed, and the furnace is run through a test cycle.
Step 8: Clean/Pack Up
We end by wrapping up all of the hoses and returning our Negative Air machine to our truck. We then put the finishing touches on your duct cleaning by wiping down the air handler unit, re-installing or replacing any filters (supplied by the customer) and completing our inspection of the operation of the system. The work area is thoroughly cleaned, and the technician will apply a KleenRite sticker to the front of the air handler unit. The sticker includes useful information about our KleenRite and more information about our services via a QR code.