8 FAQs About the Duct Cleaning Process

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Duct cleaning is one of the most common major household cleaning jobs that homeowners need to organise. However, many people out there may not know what duct cleaning entails. Below, the experts at Duct Masters answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the duct cleaning process.

What is air duct cleaning and why is it important?

The air duct cleaning process involves removing dust, dirt, debris, mould and other contaminants from heating and cooling system duct vents. It’s important to get your air ducts cleaned as having dirty ducts can affect how well your system operates, compromise the quality of the air, and even increase utility running costs.

What do air duct cleaners do?

Air duct cleaners clean the return airduct, the fan motor, individual vents and connecting ductwork. They will then sanitise the system using a natural Tea Tree compound.

How often do air ducts need to be cleaned?

It’s recommended that homeowners get their air ducts cleaned at least every two years.

How long does the duct cleaning process take?

How long it takes to clean ducts will depend on the design, square footage and accessibility of the ductwork, as well as the condition of the duct system and how much debris needs to be removed. On average, it takes approximately 2 hours to clean a duct system.

What causes air ducts to become contaminated?

  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Debris
  • Chemicals
  • Insects
  • Insect faeces
  • Spores
  • Pollen
  • Sprays
  • Perfumes
  • Cooking smoke
  • Steam

Do unclean air ducts cause odours?

Yes, the contaminants inside air ducts can produce unpleasant odours that spread throughout the building. Professional duct cleaners will use duct deodorising products to eliminate these smells after the cleaning has been done.

Can an unclean air duct system cause energy costs to increase?

Yes. Any air ducts that are blocked up will restrict airflow and cause your HVAC system and your ventilation system to work harder and therefore use more energy. This in turn will result in you having to pay more on your energy bills. Getting your ducts cleaned will improve your system’s efficiency and help prolong its lifespan.

What should I do to prepare before my ducts get cleaned?

  • Ensure that no personal belongings or breakable items are placed near the vents.
  • Put your pets outside or in a secure location before the duct cleaner arrives.
  • Keep a space in the driveway or front of the property clear for the duct cleaner to park their van so they can easily access their equipment.

Contact Us Today

If want to get your ducts cleaned, get in touch with Duct Masters today. Give us a call on 1300 943 664 or submit an online enquiry to make a booking.

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