What is Duct Cleaning?
Most of the people are not aware that indoor air pollution can be an issue that can cause health hazards. And it is very important to clean the indoor ventilation related items in a regular interval to prevent any health issues. Generally, duct cleaning is referred to as cleaning of different cooling and heating system components with the help of forced air systems, including the supply, return air ducts and registers, diffusers and grilles, condensate drain pans, fan motor and fan housing, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, and the air handling unit housing.
Ventilation equipment and Duct cleaning
Having some ventilation equipment’s at home or office is very common now a day. But it is more important to properly maintain and operate this equipment as they may easily become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other trash items.
If moisture is present in these equipment’s, the potential for the growth of microbiological things such as mold etc. will increase and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space. Some of the contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.
If you ever decide to clean your ventilation equipment of heating and cooling system, be clear that your service provider agrees to clean all components of the system, and is well qualified with the procedure to do so. It is very important that the service provides must be well-qualified in the job as if they were unable to clean the product clearly, then this can re-contaminate the system in a very short run and give rise to an extra expense.
How does the Air Duct Cleaning company Work?
Now a day, many companies are introducing their services and products with respect to duct cleaning that can improve the quality of the indoor air. Mostly, these companies promote their products with an advertisement by offering a coupon or approaching the customers directly by visiting their place and offering a reasonable discount to clean their air ducts.
These services typically range from approx. £351 to £758 per cooling and heating system, depending upon the services offered such as the level of contamination, climatic region, system accessibility etc.
The Process of Duct Cleaning
Method of duct cleaning varies from one service provider to another, although the standards have been established by industries that are associated with air duct cleaning.
Generally, a service provider will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other trash in ducts, later vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.
If needed, sometimes these service providers may propose the application of chemical biocides, that are prepared to kill the microbiological contaminants, to the inside of the duck work and to other components of the systems.
Instead, some of the service providers suggest the application of chemical treatments such as sealants and encapsulants and cover the inside surface of the air ducts and equipment housings as they believe that it will control the growth of mold or prevent the release of dirt particles or fibers from the duct. Actually, the decision of making use of the chemical component treatment in the air duct is decided by the customers, and these should be only applied once the system has been properly cleaned of all visible dust or ashes.
Duct Cleaning Promotes Healthy Environment
Generally, cleaning a house doesn’t mean scrubbing the surface alone. But the real cleaning takes place when it comes to the cleaning of air ducts that are accumulated in the ventilation equipment’s as they can have a great impact on the health of the people around.
Over time, it is very natural that the air ducts get accumulated in the surrounding. In the beginning, the duct can be found on tables and lamps that will later transform into airborne and will be sucked by the ventilation units. In some cases, the particles may make their way into a heating or cooling system, but still many can remain in the air ducts. The later stage of these air duct particle gives rise to a huge duct. This huge duct can prevent the quality of air from entering the home.
To avoid the above circumstances, duct cleaning is very essential. We cannot say that cleaning promotes unhealthy air as the duct cleaning process is performed by the experts, who will remove and accumulate the dust in their huge equipment’s so that the dust cannot move around the surrounding. But sometimes, this cleaning may affect the people who are really sensitive or who already may have pro-long health issues such as allergies, asthma, respiratory health condition and auto-immune disorder.
So, it is better to take some precautions before performing a duct cleaning by keeping these people away from the environment for some time.
Hope, the article could have helped you to understand the concept of duct cleaning and the related issues.