How To Clean Air Ducts

How To Clean Air Ducts

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years.

How often you should go for Air Ducts cleaning is totally depends upon the circumstances such as how you use the system, and which part of country you live in. If you suspect that mold is present in your air ducts, or you have visible proof that dust is releasing from your ventilation screens, it’s past time to get them cleaned.

Do-It-Yourself

The Air Ducts cleaning leads to improved indoor air quality, less dustier surfaces and it helps to save energy and money as well.  If you are planning to clean air ducts in your home on your own, here’s what you can do in just 20 minutes:

Things you’ll need – 

Keep all these things handy while you start the cleaning process.

  • A mini bucket or container
  • Warm Water
  • Dish Detergent
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Torch or flashlight
  • Kitchen cloths or rags

Air Duct Cleaning Process –

  1. Mix proportionate amounts of warm water and dish detergent in the bucket.
  2. Remove the duct cover (they may need to be levered off or screwed off or slide off depending on the type of duct)
  3. Use the cleaning solution to wipe off all the dust with a rag or a kitchen cloth. (Torch or Flashlight will help you locate dusts better.)
  4. Make use of a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and dust particles that are far from reach.
  5. Clean up the inside walls thoroughly and let it dry well.
  6. Put back the vent cover and keep cleaning until all ducts are completed.

This method cleans up the visible dust and debris accumulated around the ends of the duct.

To learn more about air duct cleaning, or to get an expert consultation with an air duct cleaning specialist, contact Quality Cleaning Solutions today.