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Spring Duct Cleaning for Cleaner Air

Spring Duct Cleaning for Cleaner Air

You may not realize it, but your ducts are probably pretty dirty. Duct cleaning removes dust, debris, rodent droppings and mold that are present in the ductwork.

So, before cleaning the ducts: Ew. After the cleaning: Phew!

Spring Is in the Air!

In truth, there’s nothing magical about cleaning your ducts in spring - you can schedule the service any time of year. Many Buford homeowners turn their homes inside out during spring cleaning to eliminate the dirt that gets trapped inside the home. It often makes sense to clear out the ducts at the same time.

Learn why duct cleaning - alongside shaking out area rugs, scrubbing walls and clearing out closets - can help boost your home’s cleanliness factor.

What Is Duct Cleaning?

A ductwork professional will use specialized tools during the cleaning appointment to rid the hard-to-reach ducts of dirt and debris. The service provider uses a powerful vacuum, and a large hose is connected to the ducts in your home. The service provider inserts an agitator into an access port and winds it through the entire duct system to dislodge debris. The service person may also employ a gentle brush or an air whip to clean ducts. The vacuum runs and sucks out any dislodged dirt into a self-contained collection unit. Closing the vents and registers prior to starting the job prevents dust and dirt from spreading into the home.

When Should You Schedule a Cleaning?

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends duct cleaning in the following cases:

  • The ducts show evidence of mold on the surfaces.
  • Rodents or insects are actively accessing the ducts and leaving their droppings.
  • Excessive dust is released from the supply registers when the HVAC system turns on.

Experts at The Truth About Duct Cleaning recommend cleaning in these cases:

  • A new construction or renovation project has been completed.
  • You have trouble with low airflow, which could indicate blockages.
  • Someone in the home has unexplained illness or persistent respiratory problems.

If you’re interested in finding out more about duct cleaning or you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact Casteel Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We serve Buford and the surrounding areas with quality, reputable HVAC and indoor air quality services. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.