By David Libowitz
If someone told you that spending $300-500 every three to five years could save thousands of dollars, would you ignore it? Ventilation system cleaning provides you, the homeowner, with an opportunity to not only increase the efficiency of what drives your indoor air quality but also helps prevent spreading mold and other possible health threats that affect your family.
Those of you who have taken apart an old piece of electronics – changed a belt in a vacuum cleaner – or even removed lint from a drying machine; should understand. The HVAC system in your home is similar. Over time, the buildup of dust, debris, and other particles create a layer of grime that blocks vents and traps unhealthy materials in your ductwork, making HVAC cleaning necessary.
A quality restoration company can provide you with HVAC cleaning services performed by fully licensed and certified National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) professionals. These are the folks that provide workers with high-quality duct and HVAC cleaning guidelines. Whoever performs the work in your home should be able to produce this certification and describe the process to you in detail. This professional cleaning service comes in handy whenever restoration, renovation, reconstruction, or remediation happens in your home. Having your bathroom or kitchen remodeled, causes a significant amount of dust and debris to float through the air and become trapped within your ventilation system, often in places you cannot even see.
If you have ever had a rodent or pest infestation or mold contamination in your home, these services help remove nesting and food sources to prevent reinfestation while also removing moisture or microscopic mold spores that are simply waiting for the next time you use your ventilation system to spread. Pet owners or those noticing visible dust, debris, pet hair and odors within their ventilation system should seek professional HVAC and duct cleaning services. The cost is a drop in the bucket compared to the damages ignoring this service could cause.
HVAC cleaning involves an expertly trained team of cleaning professionals utilizing blowers, vacuums, and brushes to remove dust and debris from supply lines, intake and return ducting of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems. With a thorough cleaning of the air handler, fans, motors, housing, and coils found within the HVAC system itself, as well as any registers and vents found throughout your home.
Contact a local restoration company for additional information on how you can obtain professional cleaning services that average three to four hours to perform. It makes a huge difference between living in a safe, healthy environment, and having a clean, efficient indoor air system, or not. It is entirely up to you.