What’s involved in the our duct cleaning process?
- The first thing our two-man duct cleaning team will do is evaluate the job, inspect your ducts and locate vents.
2. Our NADCA certified and licensed HVAC technician will inspect your HVAC system. He will cap off the coil to prevent any dust or debris from settling on it and cover your current filter in plastic to catch any potential contaminants during our cleaning.
3. Next, they cut an access hole into your ductwork and attach our negative air machine to ensure all dirt and debris from your ducts will be removed. The negative air machine is attached to our Hepa filter containment system, which keeps the contaminants removed from your ducts from entering your home. This machine will run until step 6.
4. Our technician assistant will clean the registers and grilles and use the spinning Rotobrush to dislodge all dirt and dust from the return ducts, supply ducts, and vent boots (the metal piece that is visible inside your vent) beginning with the highest vents in the home, and working our way down to ensure a thoroughly cleaned system. *We will carefully remove your registers and grilles. If needed, we will use a razor knife to prevent paint peeling during the register or grille removal. After the cleaning is completed, we will caulk as necessary to seal any gaps created.
6. Meanwhile, our NADCA certified and licensed HVAC technician will remove the furnace or air handler blower and clean all components including the motor, housing, wiring and fan wheel. We also clean your air handler or furnace interior cabinet and inspect the coil. (If your coil needs cleaned or replaced, we can do that for an additional charge).
7. After the cleaning is complete, we will replace your registers and vent covers.*We carry replacement registers and grilles at an additional charge if you’d like to have them replaced at this time. Please request before the day of the cleaning.
8. Next, they will plate off the access hole in your ductwork and ensure there are no leaks.
9. We then will use an environmentally friendly, anti-microbial, sanitizing mist in the newly cleansed duct, to ensure bacterial and microbial growth has been eliminated. Our sanitizing mist also leaves a fresh, clean scent.
10. After cleaning is completed, we will turn the system back on and run it for approx 20 minutes to ensure everything is working properly and confirm that all dust and particles are removed from your system.
11. We will then replace your current filter, or if it needs cleaning we will replace or wash your filter with one on site. (Our duct cleaning team does not carry replacement filters unless previously requested).
Things To Know:
- Your heating and cooling system will be shut down approximately 2-4 hours during service.
- Our service takes 4-6 hours for a one system HVAC system. Allow additional time for additional systems or more than 18 vents.
- We will not unplug any electronics or appliances without your consent.
- Our technicians will not move complex items, including built in furniture, flat screen televisions, waterbeds, grandfather clocks, slate pool tables, filled aquariums and grand/baby pianos.
Before We Arrive:
- We respect your personal belongings. Please remove all breakables, knick knacks, clothes, shoes, papers, or other small items from the area where vents are located. If we will be moving a curio or china cabinet to reach a duct vent, please be sure to pack away all breakables.
- Please mark the location of all vents located in concealed areas, behind furniture, or in closets. We do our best to avoid missing any part of your ductwork or vents.
The Day of Your Cleaning:
- On the day of service, we will carefully move furniture aside and put it back in place when we are finished. *Please see Things To Know for exceptions.
- Please be sure a responsible adult, 18 years or older is on-site for the duration of the service.
After We Leave:
- After your cleaning, please be sure to check your filter 24 hours after our service to see if a replacement or wash is necessary again.