Having your air ducts cleaned can have many benefits. For example, if you or someone in your home has allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, itchy eyes, sinus problems or breathing disorders can often help bring relief. Many of the things that trigger these types of disorders can accumulate inside the air ducts of your home. Imagine the difference between standing in front of two air ducts. The first is blowing dust, dust mites, bacteria, carpet fibers, fungus, mold spores, pet dander and more directly into your face. It’s not a good feeling is it? Now imagine that you are standing in front of the second air duct. The difference is this one is blowing clean air without all those containments, just fresh air. It feels like a shower of fresh air. Which one do you want to stand next to? Each room of your home has air ducts. Each of these every day is blowing air on you. What you are deciding right now is “What kind air do I want to breathe?”. The answer obviously is clean air.
Once you have decided to clean the air ducts in your home you need to decide which company do you want to do the work. There are a lot of companies and it can feel like a tough choice so we would like to give you a little helpful advice.
The first item to understand is that air conditioning companies don’t normally clean air ducts. For most of them cleaning your aid ducts is just a sideline. Which means they may not have the proper tools and training to do a thorough job of cleaning your air ducts. For example, imagine two people offer to clean your air ducts. Let’s refer to these guys as “Us” and “Them”. Them shows up and offers to clean your air ducts. The price seems good. They seem like nice people. But when they start to do the job you notice something. They have a rectangular brush (Similar to what you would use on a floor) that they explain they will push back and forth inside your air ducts; but your air ducts have round openings but then widen out to what appear to be square ducts. It occurs to you that this rectangular tool was not designed to clean either the round opening or the square space. Basically, it’s the wrong shape. You make the decision to send “Them” packing and you call “us”. We (Us) show up with a long pole and what looks like a snake sticking out of it. At the end is a soft round brush and the whole thing is attached to a vacuum system to suck the dirt out of the air. The brush rotates and spins. The vacuum cleans the air to keep it from going into your home. You think this is a genius of an idea because it can clean every inch of both the round opening and the square ducts on the inside. At this point you now understand the benefits of having your air ducts cleaning are cleaner air in your home along with the associated potential health benefits but also that it’s just as important to hire the right people with the right tools to do the work.