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What's The Best Way To Clean Air Ducts?

The importance of keeping indoor air clean cannot be overemphasized. One way to do this is to make sure your HVAC ducts are kept clean and in good repair. Through day-to-day living these ducts can accumulate mold, dust mites, hair, chemicals and other contaminants as well as becoming clogged and corroded. To prevent these problems with the system it is imperative that they are periodically cleaned by a duct cleaning professional.

Signs of Needed Cleaning

HVAC ducts are located in a variety of locations throughout the home. These ducts provide a constant flow of clean fresh air that assures good health for the home’s occupants. Things that indicate cleaning is needed include:

• Dust in the air and on furniture
• Colored air coming out of floor registers
• Air is slow coming out of registers
• There is an odor in the air

Mold is commonly found in uncleaned ducts. This is caused by moist air that accumulates in these units. If not removed, over time mold spores are dispersed throughout the residence and cause things such as wheezing, runny nose, allergies, skin rashes and other problems.

How a Duct Cleaning Company Works

Cleaning ducts on your own can be a real hassle, especially if you don’t have access to the right tools that make the job much easier and more efficient. Air ducts contain different joints and are located in places that are often difficult to reach. In addition to cleaning, joints may have become separated or have other disrepair.

A duct cleaning professional not only has been thoroughly trained regarding this type of work but will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

They should:
• Perform a complete examination of the system
• Make any repairs required
• Use an agitation device to loosen contaminants
• Use a HEPA vacuum to suck up contaminants

As HVAC specialists we, at Rusk Heating and Cooling, are proud to serve residents of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Contact us at (859) 405-0414 and we will be happy to discuss our duct cleaning service.