Air Duct Cleaning

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is the process of removing dust, dirt, grime, and debris from your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. As air ducts transport air throughout your home and filter it back through return vents, it gathers pollutants.

These pollutants include a wide range of biological materials such as dust, dander, and pollen. In addition, various gases may also be included, such as carbon monoxide or radon. Small amounts of these contaminants are not deadly but can have adverse effects on our respiratory system.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports the most common indoor air pollutants are:

  • Asbestos
  • Dust
  • Dander
  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • Lead
  • Radon (Rn)
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Pesticides
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Does Air Duct Cleaning Work?

Yes! Air duct cleaning works and is effective in eliminating the many indoor air pollutants listed above. When you hire All Day Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning, you’ll receive comprehensive cleaning services to maximize the cleanliness of your air. We know the importance of this service and will make strides to ensure it is performed as effectively as possible. Each of our technicians follows strict protocols, training, and industry standards to ensure the process is completed to your satisfaction. We’ll even provide you with time-stamped before and after photos for verification of our work.

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Find out how much your air duct cleaning will cost by giving us a call today. A representative from our team will ask you questions regarding your HVAC system and home. From there, we’ll provide an accurate estimate for your air duct cleaning project.

How Air Duct Cleaning Works

The air duct cleaning process may vary from business to business, but you can expect them to all be similar. To start off, our team begins by meeting with you to identify areas where vents are located. A majority of Houston homes have ductwork in the ceilings rather than the floors because of flooding.

Our team will inspect these areas and gather the proper equipment to start the assessment process. During this phase, your ductwork will be inspected thoroughly. The technician will use a number of tools to see the amount of dust and debris buildup in the vents. They will also look for any kind of damage to the ducts, such as cracks or tears.

If we find any damage to the ductwork, our tech will speak to you about the problem and offer solutions. After inspection, we’ll begin the cleaning process. This will involve electric spin brushes, vacuums, and potentially hand tools. Some of the tools we use are multiple tools built-in-one, meaning we can save time while maintaining effectiveness.

Finally, the last part of the process is to clean up and present you with the results. During the inspection phase, we take time-stamped photos to show you what our team was able to accomplish. These photos are often drastically different and will show you the importance of air duct cleaning.

Potential Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

With so many indoor air pollutants potentially contaminating your air quality, it’s no surprise some health effects may occur. Many will experience short-term symptoms that only require the person the be removed from the contaminated air while others may have long-term effects. Of course, the sensitivity for each person is different from the last. It is also important to mention that the exposure time has a significant impact on the person’s reaction to the poor air quality.

Here are the most common short-term effects of poor indoor air quality:

  • Irritated or dry eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

As you can see, these symptoms appear in other conditions and diseases as well, so poor indoor air quality is not often attributed as the first culprit.

Long-term effects include drastically worse conditions. Prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality increases your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory conditions

It is hard to say what the length of time is for increasing your chances of these conditions, but we can say less is better in any case.

Signs of Needing Air Duct Cleaning

Knowing when air duct cleaning is right can be hard, but not impossible. In general, you should have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. However, some things may prompt you to clean them sooner. Here are the signs to look for when determining if you need an air duct cleaning:

  • Mold or mildew
  • Moisture in the HVAC system
  • Home is always dusty
  • Pest infestation in the ductwork
  • Recent remodel or home improvement project
  • Cold or hot spots in the home
  • Rising energy costs

Just because you are experiencing any of the above issues does not mean you need an air duct cleaning right away. Instead, you should have our professional team perform an inspection to determine what is the right course of action.

Does air duct cleaning make a mess?

All Day Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning implements cleaning methods to minimize the impact of our presence in your home. This goes for any dust or debris that may spill out of your air ducts during the process. Overall, you don’t have to expect a large mess during the cleaning. Any dust and dirt that do make it into your home will be eliminated by our clean-up phase afterward.

Does cleaning your air ducts help allergies?

Overall, yes. Those with allergies or respiratory issues are much more sensitive to indoor air pollutants. Removing those contaminants from the air on a regular basis helps reduce symptoms of those conditions.

Does air duct cleaning remove mold?

In a way, yes. The process of air duct cleaning can remove mold and mildew that has taken root in your air ducts. Our air duct cleaners are capable of removing spores at a certain part of their lifespan. Once the mold has reached a certain point, removing the appearance of the mold is not enough. That is when you must contact certified mold removal specialists for the job.

Call Us

All Day Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning would love to help you improve the quality of your indoor air. Give us a call today for a free quote. Our representative will answer any questions you may have and schedule an appointment for the cleaning. Our services are available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call.

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If you are too busy to call or would rather speak over email, fill out the form on our contact page. A team member will respond to your message within 48 hours. From there, we’ll assist you in improving your home’s indoor air quality. We look forward to hearing from you.

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