Dryer Vent Cleaning
Tips on how you know you might need your dryer vent cleaned.
1. Do your clothes take longer to dry than they used to?
2. Does your dryer feel warm to the touch when you place you hand on it?
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The majority of people never think about their air ducts, air duct cleaning and certainly not the air duct cleaning equipment used. You may even be wondering just what an air duct is and if you have them in your home. If you have central heating or cooling, then you have tubes carrying that hot or cold air throughout the house and coming out of vents. It’s the system that provides the air to your home and when it’s not maintained, your health may suffer.
Why is Air Duct Cleaning Important?
Just imagine what can get built up in those tubes that carry your air. Dust collects in there, insects, and even mold. Every time the blower turns on, whether you are using warm or cool air, all that stuff gets blown right out the vents and into your air where you are inhaling it, not to mention all over the surfaces that it lands on! It’s little wonder that many people can get ill and allergies triggered just from this one simple problem! Black mold in particular is very dangerous, yet most people would never suspect that their air ducts are the issue.
Those long tubes that snake throughout your home can either help or hinder your health. It’s particularly important for families which have children with asthma or allergies to make sure that they hire an air duct cleaning equipment company on a regular basis to prevent triggering these conditions.
How Air Duct Cleaning Equipment Works
Since most of these air ducts are very small, it can be a real challenge to clean them out, particularly when things are stuck to the sides. That’s why a company that has the right air duct equipment is preferred. The following tools are things that the cleaner will use to make sure everything is out of your air system.
An air compressor. This is necessary for just about every step of the process. It might be noisy, but the compressed air will help dislodge everything in the air ducts and make sure it’s loose for the next step…
Whips. These attach to the end of the air compressor hose and whip around wildly gathering up all the dirt and debris dislodged by the air compressor blasting. The cleaner can push these through the air duct and the tentacles on the whip will bang against the edges of the tube and loosen any buildup so it can be removed.
Air hose. The air hose is what the cleaner uses to clear out debris. There are a number of attachments that can be put on the air hose which work with the compressed air to remove debris from the pipes.
Brush. This is used to brush the sides of the air duct and basically sweep any dirt, mold and bugs out of the tubes. It usually comes with an extendible handle to reach further in.
Vacuum. This piece of equipment will suck out all the dirt and any other items that might be stuck in the air duct. The vacuum that the cleaner uses will be extremely strong (not your household Dyson!) and with a long hose so it can reach all areas of the air ducts and remove clogged dirt or insects that might be nesting in there.
It’s important to have professionals with proper air duct cleaning equipment do the job. Just reaching in with an ordinary vacuum or a scrub brush isn’t going to do the trick and you’ll miss most of the air duct if you attempt to clean it on your own without the correct air duct cleaning equipment. It’s worth the cost because your health and that of your family will be much better for having clean air to breathe. Most people never even realize the amount of contaminants that are coming through their air vents until they are already sick.