Duct Cleaning FAQ

By | December 4, 2018

Air duct cleaning isn’t a como household chore. In fact, it’s often forgotten about, and because of this, very few people know much about the process or why it’s important. If you’re interested in learning about the process, or considering cleaning the ducts in your home, it can be handy to know the answers to common duct cleaning questions.

What does “duct cleaning” entail?

Duct cleaning is the removal of dirt and debris from ductwork inside of businesses, factories, and residences. When ducts are cleaned, not only are the ducts themselves cleaned out, but other components such as the cooling coil and drain pan can be cleaned as well. Duct cleaning can remove more than dirt- it also removes mould and mildew.

Are there standards or official guidelines for duct cleaning?

As of right now, there are no official guidelines to help you determine when your air ducts should be cleaned. There are no set standards at which your ducts should be cleaned to, either. Duct cleaning is a matter of personal opinion and common sense.

Is it safe to be inside of buildings while the ducts are cleaned?

If you hire a professional to clean your air ducts, employees and family members who may be inside of the building will need to be sent away until the cleaning has commenced. Generally, duct cleaning is done at night when businesses are closed, but in residential areas, it’s done during the day and will require pets and people to evacuate as a preventative measure. Staying inside during duct cleaning can cause allergy flare ups and other minor illnesses if the dirt and debris is stirred up.

What duct cleaning company should I hire in Las Vegas?

There are a number of duct cleaning companies in Las Vegas, however, some are better than others.  Spotless Ducts is a Las Vegas air duct cleaning company you can trust to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Their employees are friendly and knowledgeable, equipped with practical duct cleaning skills.

How long does it take to clean a residential air duct system?

The time it takes to clean an HVAC systems depends on a number of factors including the size of the home, the extent of the filth in the system, and how many cleaners are working on cleaning the system. To get the best estimate of how long cleaning your ducts will take, get a quote from at least 2 contractors.

When do antimicrobial chemicals need to be used during duct cleaning?

Antimicrobial chemicals are used when fungi, viruses, or bacteria are present within the duct system. The system is cleaned before the chemicals are applied so that the chemicals can be more effective.

Does regular cleaning have any financial benefits?

Yes. A regularly cleaned air duct system will save you money in the long run. A system that is well maintained and frequently cleaned rum more efficiently, have a lower chance of breaking down, and have a longer life span.