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Everything You Need To Know About Air Duct + HVAC Cleaning Cleaning

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

HVAC work being completed by SERVPRO technician Improve your indoor air quality and catch maintenance issues before they break your HVAC equipment.

More and more people are becoming aware of indoor air pollution.  It is definitely an area of growing concern and is something that can easily be prevented with air duct and HVAC cleaning.  In fact, you’ve probably seen some companies promote this service which will improve your indoor air quality and the health benefits associated.

How will cleaning the air ducts and HVAC system help to improve indoor air quality? When one of our trained SERVPRO technicians cleans your air ducts and HVAC system, they typically check and clean various cooling and heating system components.  These can include grilles and diffusers, supply and return air ducts, cooling coils, heat exchangers, fan motors and housing and condensate drip pans.

When one of these components is not properly maintained, the parts may become contaminated by pollen, other debris, and dust.  If there is moisture present, it can increase the chances for mold growth and spores may then be released into the indoor air.  These contaminants are then able to cause an allergic reaction or symptom in the people who were exposed to them. 

If you decide that you are going to have your air ducts and HVAC system cleaned, be sure that the vendor is going to be cleaning all the components of your system.  If one element isn’t cleaned correctly, it can result in a re-contamination of the entire system. 

While there are various methods that can be used to clean your air ducts and HVAC system, standards have been established by industry associations.  Typically, special tools will be used to remove any dirt and debris, and then a high-powered vacuum will be used to vacuum the dirt and debris out. 

Once the air ducts have been thoroughly cleaned, our service technician may want to apply chemical biocides, which will kill any microbiological contaminants.  This would be applied inside the ducts and to the other components of the system.  And in some instances where there are signs of mold growth, a chemical treatment may also be required to cover the surfaces of the air ducts.

So how do you know if you need your air ducts and HVAC system cleaned?  What you can do is to do a visual inspection to see if there are any deposits of mold or dust, if there is a musty odor, or if someone is suffering from allergies more than normal.  These are all signs that a professional air duct-cleaning specialist should come out and inspect your heating and cooling systems.  Depending on where you live and how often you use your heating or cooling systems will determine how often you should have them cleaned.

The Bottom Line

Air ducts and HVAC systems should be regularly cleaned to help keep dirt, dust, and mold from being spread throughout the building and decrease the indoor air quality. By investing in proper maintenance performed by a qualified air ducts and HVAC cleaning professional, you will ensure that the indoor air quality stays high. 

Call SERVPRO of Freeport, Roosevelt today to schedule your free consultation at (516) 774-2200 or e-mail us at office@SERVPROfreeportroosevelt.com

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