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How to Clean Air Ducts in Orlando?

Watch this video to see our AC duct cleaning process and how we get your air ducts cleaned in your home!

Cleaning air ducts is important for maintaining indoor air quality and ensuring the efficient operation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Here are the steps typically involved in the air duct cleaning process:

  1. Preparation:

    • Inspect the HVAC system: A professional technician will inspect the HVAC system to determine the extent of cleaning required and identify any issues.

    • Protect furnishings: Furniture, carpets, and other items near air vents are covered to prevent dust and debris from settling on them during the cleaning process.

  2. Accessing Ductwork:

    • Access points are created: The technician locates access points to the ductwork, which are usually found in the ducts themselves or through the HVAC unit.

    • Sealing the system with vent covers to increase negative air prussure in the HVAC system.

    • Remove vent covers: Vent covers are removed to gain access to the ducts.

  3. Cleaning Equipment Setup:

    • Setup of equipment: Specialized vacuum equipment with HEPA filters and agitation devices are connected to the ductwork.

    • Negative pressure setup: A negative pressure machine is attached to the duct system to create suction, ensuring that dust and debris are pulled out efficiently.

    • Agitation tools: Brushes, air whips, and other agitation tools are used to dislodge dust and debris from the walls of the ducts.

  4. Cleaning Process:

    • Agitate and dislodge debris: Technicians use brushes, air whips, or other tools to dislodge dust, dirt, and debris from the ductwork surfaces.

    • Vacuuming: The powerful vacuum system removes loosened debris from the ducts, preventing it from circulating back into the indoor air.

    • Access and clean all branches: Technicians access and clean all branches of the ductwork, including supply and return ducts, as well as the main trunk lines.

  5. Cleaning Registers and Grilles:

    • Registers and grilles are cleaned: Vent covers, registers, and grilles are thoroughly cleaned to remove dust and debris buildup.

    • Sanitization (optional): We offer the option of applying antimicrobial treatments or sanitizers to disinfect the ductwork and prevent mold or bacterial growth.

  6. System Inspection:

    • Visual inspection: A final visual inspection of the ductwork and HVAC system is conducted to ensure that all dust and debris have been removed.

    • Leak check: Technicians may check for any leaks or damages in the ductwork that need repair.

  7. Post-Cleaning Procedures:

    • Seal access points: Access points are sealed to prevent air leaks and maintain the efficiency of the HVAC system.

    • Clean up: Any debris or dust generated during the cleaning process is properly disposed of, and the work area is cleaned up.

    • System restart: The HVAC system is restarted to ensure it is operating correctly.

  8. Documentation and Recommendations:

    • Documentation: A cleaning report may be provided, detailing the work performed, any issues found, and recommendations for future maintenance.

    • Recommendations: Technicians may offer recommendations for regular maintenance and filter replacement to keep the HVAC system running efficiently.

It's important to note that while DIY air duct cleaning kits are available, professional cleaning is generally recommended for thorough and effective results, especially in cases of significant dust buildup or suspected mold contamination. Professional technicians have the necessary equipment, expertise, and safety measures to perform the job safely and effectively.

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