If you have an HVAC system in your home, one of the most important things you can do to maintain healthy air quality is to have your air ducts cleaned at regular intervals. Air ducts may not be the most prominent thought in your head when your family suffers from the sneezes, but dirty ducts may be the culprit behind airway irritation and ill health. Not to mention, buildup in your air ducts reduces the overall efficiency of your system. How can you increase the efficiency of your HVAC system and help improve your family’s health? With regular air whip cleaning from Dust Doctors! Here’s how the process works:

High-Powered Vacuum Attachment

To ensure no dust or other particles enter your home while we clean your ducts, we attach a truck-mounted, high-powered vacuum to the main supply line of your HVAC system. This vacuum creates negative pressure within the duct, effectively pulling any particles toward the vacuum rather than pushing them into your home. Then, we seal all air supplies and returns within the system. Working one return at a time, we force compressed air into the return lines where it drives dust and other particles into the main trunk line. Next, it’s time to whip out the air whip.

Air Whip Cleaning Main Duct Line

Unlike air duct deep cleaning, during a standard air whip cleaning, we don’t use air whips to scrub your return lines. Instead, we use these tools to clean your main trunk line after we’ve funneled in dust and other particles from your return lines. To clean the main trunk line, we use the air whip tool to scrub its inner walls. With the vacuum still attached to the main line, this process works to pull dust and debris out through the main trunk line and into our high-powered vacuum.

Essentially, an air whip is a long, snake-like tool featuring one or more “whips” that branch off the end of the apparatus. During operation, these whips circulate rapidly, knocking loose dust and debris that have accumulated around the interior of your ducts. When combined with a high-powered vacuum, this duct cleaning method is highly efficient for mild to moderate debris buildup.

When is Air Whip Cleaning Appropriate?

Air whip cleaning is appropriate as a regular maintenance tool. Generally, we recommend having your air ducts cleaned every two to five years; if your ducts fall within that range, a standard air whip service is most likely sufficient. If, however, you cannot recall the last time your ducts were cleaned, we recommend selecting a more intense and thorough service, either extreme air whip cleaning or air duct deep cleaning.

Air Duct Cleaning Experts in Minneapolis and St. Paul

The importance of maintaining healthy air quality in your home cannot be understated. At Dust Doctors, we offer unique, custom packages of duct cleaning services and equipment that not only help you maintain your ducts, but your health and well-being, too. Autumn is the perfect time to make sure your ducts are ready for winter, so don’t hesitate to contact our team! For any questions or to schedule service, give us a call at 651-319-9777.

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