If you’re concerned about the indoor air quality in your Twin Cities home, you’ve probably heard that professional duct cleaning can help. But if you’ve never had air duct cleaning before, you likely have a few questions — perhaps even a few concerns — about how the service works and whether it’s really effective.
Read on for answers to the most frequently asked questions we get at Dust Doctors.
What Benefits Can I Expect From Professional Air Duct Cleaning?
Regular duct cleaning offers a number of benefits for conscientious homeowners who are concerned about indoor air quality, cleanliness, and their overall health. When you maintain clean ductwork, you can expect:
● Better airflow throughout your house
● Improved HVAC system efficiency
● Reduced energy bills (furnace cleaning and a/c cleaning help with this too)
● Fewer indoor allergens (and as a result, less severe indoor allergy symptoms)
● Improved indoor air quality
● Less dust on the surfaces around your home (and as a result, less dusting)
Of course, you’ll need to do your part and keep the interior of your home clean, too, but duct cleaning can go a long way toward keeping both your home and your indoor air cleaner. As a result, your overall health can improve too.
How Often Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?
Optimal duct cleaning frequency varies from home to home based on several factors, including:
● Whether you have pets
● Whether you smoke indoors
● Whether you have carpet (and how much)
● Whether occupants have allergies
● Whether your home has water damage and/or mold
If any of the above is true, you can probably benefit from duct cleaning at more frequent intervals than if none of the above apply to your household. Generally, we recommend a deep duct cleaning when you move into a home that was previously occupied, after home renovations, or if you’ve never had duct cleaning in the past.
After a deep cleaning session, most households do well with regular duct cleaning every one to two years. When you schedule your initial service appointment, your duct cleaning specialist can help you determine the appropriate frequency for your home and unique circumstances.
Do You Use Any Harsh Chemicals to Clean Ducts?
No, we never use harsh chemicals to clean our clients’ ductwork. Our number one goal is to help Twin Cities families improve their indoor air quality, and using harsh chemicals indoors for any reason only serves to diminish indoor air quality.
That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive duct cleaning protocol and specialty tools that allow us to thoroughly clean ductwork without using harsh chemicals. For more information on your duct cleaning techniques and tools, check out How Duct Cleaning Works.
How Do You Control Dust Spread During the Cleaning Process?
When we clean the duct system in any home, we start with all the vents, returns, and registers. Once they’re completely clean, we seal off any openings where dust might escape the system during the cleaning process.
Next, we hook up our cleaning tools and hoses, which attach to our truck-mounted vacuum system. We create negative air pressure with our proprietary system, which effectively pulls all the debris from inside your ductwork straight into our truck-mounted tank.
Throughout the cleaning process, every bit of dust and debris ends up securely inside that tank. Given the detailed attention we pay to properly sealing off all open areas within the duct system, no particulate matter ends up inside your living spaces. Check out this air duct cleaning video to get a better idea of how our process works.
Get a Free Twin Cities Duct Cleaning Quote Today
Are the ducts in your home due for a thorough cleaning? Get in touch with our team at Dust Doctors! For over a decade, we’ve proudly served the duct cleaning needs of homeowners throughout the Twin Cities metro. You won’t find our custom package of tools or our unique cleaning system at any other company because we’ve taken great care to develop our comprehensive systems over many years of hands-on experience.
To learn more about how we help you improve your indoor air quality, give us a call today at 651-319-9777 or contact us online. You can also request a free quote online to get started.
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