Whether you’ve just scheduled professional air duct cleaning for the first time, or you’ve had the service performed before, you should know how to prepare for your upcoming appointment. While your duct cleaning specialists will handle all the dirty work, there are a few things you can do to help them get the job done as efficiently as possible.

Taking care of these simple tasks before your duct cleaners arrive will help ensure the pros can clean your ductwork thoroughly and quickly. That way, you can get back to your regularly scheduled daily activities with as little downtime as possible.

So what do you need to do? The experts at Dust Doctors share a simple duct cleaning preparation checklist below.

Clean Up Clutter Around Vents and Registers

Your duct cleaning specialists will need clear access to your return vents and registers to hook up their cleaning equipment. Not only that, but they’ll be cleaning those HVAC components in addition to the ductwork, so it’s important to clear enough space for the pros to do their job.

If you have furniture, clutter, or anything else around the vents and registers in your home, move it out of the way or store it in another area before the cleaning specialists arrive. Make sure you check every room in the house. If you don’t want the technicians moving your things around after they arrive, make sure you move everything beforehand. 

Clear Space Around Your Furnace or Air Conditioner

If the pros will also be performing furnace cleaning or a/c cleaning (it’s a good idea to schedule these services at the same time), make sure these areas are easily accessible too.

If you have an outdoor unit and there’s significant debris around it or anything else that might make the cleaning process difficult, take a few minutes to clean up. Sweeping up leaves and moving trash cans or yard equipment only takes a few minutes, and it can be a huge help to your technicians.

Determine Where You’ll Keep Pets

If you have dogs or cats (or any other free-roaming pets) you’ll need to figure out where they’ll stay during the duct cleaning appointment. Given the nature of the ductwork in your house, the technicians will need to leave doors ajar during the cleaning process, so keep that in mind.

If you have a yard, consider keeping your pets outdoors during the appointment. Or, if you want to ensure a totally pet-free zone, consider scheduling daycare for your animal friends on the day of your service appointment.

Decide Whether You’ll Stay or Leave

Do you want to stick around during the duct cleaning appointment to see how the process works? That’s totally fine! But duct cleaning can be noisy, so if you have small children or live with an elderly relative, it may be a good idea to leave the house during your service appointment.

If you plan on leaving, you’ll need to let the technicians know how to properly secure your house when they finish and leave the property.

Do a Walk-Through With the Duct Cleaning Specialists

When your duct cleaning team arrives, take a few minutes to walk around your house and show them your areas of concern. While the pros will thoroughly clean the entire system regardless, it never hurts to do a brief walkthrough to discuss the process and share anything you’d like to discuss.

Schedule Professional Duct Cleaning for Your Twin Cities Home Today

Whether the ductwork in your home has never been cleaned or you’re due for routine duct cleaning service, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Dust Doctors! We offer comprehensive air duct cleaning in the Twin Cities metro and specialize in rotary brush cleaning, deep duct cleaning, indoor air quality improvement services, and much more. Whether you’re looking to optimize the performance of your HVAC system or clean up your indoor air, our services can make all difference!

To get started, go ahead and request a free service quote or call our Little Canada, MN office today at 65-319-9777. You can also message us with any questions, and we’ll be in touch.

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