Maintaining the easily accessible parts of your household is one thing, but reaching all the way into your ductwork and dryer vent to give them a good, thorough clean is simply not a DIY task any regular homeowner can accomplish correctly.
This is why vent cleaning companies, such as our brilliant team at Eddie’s Duct Service, exist!
Our love for clean vents and clean indoor air is what motivates us to continuously prove our services worthwhile to our clients, each and every time.
If your property is due for a duct cleaning, don’t stress; count on us to get the job done for you as our licensed, fully equipped personnel are always deliberate and meticulous about their duties.
You can trust that from your first inspection to the actual full clean, Eddie’s Duct Service gives every inch of your vents the attention they need to surprise you with the satisfactory results you are looking for.
Now, while you may know what results you want out of getting your air ducts and dryer vent serviced, you’re probably not as sure of what exactly goes on when you go and leave the heavy lifting to the professionals.
To help you out with that, here are some ways to expect during duct and dryer vent cleaning.
How are dryer vents usually cleaned?
A dryer’s vent system usually holds clumps of lint, that is highly flammable and can pose hazards since dryers do tend to run quite hot.
Dryer vents that are essentially congested with lint make it difficult for hot air to escape the appliance, and overheating plus a burning motor are risks that you don’t want to get overconfident about.
Furthermore, lint and other debris caught inside your dryer vent are prone to catching fire as well, which is not a good scenario by any means.
Still, even if a clogged dryer vent never catches fire, the congestion causes the dryer itself to exert more effort into accomplishing the tasks it is designed to be carrying out with ease, eating up more energy and potentially sending your monthly electricity bills to higher than usual places.
The process of cleaning a dryer vent can be a pretty tricky task to accomplish oneself, as it requires the dryer to be moved in order to gain access to the vent hose, which the system begins with before extending into either the ceiling or the wall.
Ways to expect during duct and dryer vent cleaning include the fact that getting rid of the lint and debris from a dryer vent calls for the utilization for specialized vacuuming devices among other tools.
Heavy equipment like ladders can also be necessary when cleaning the vent from the outside of a house, and in some cases, animal habitats such as beehives or bird nests are found during this, and must be dealt with very carefully.
How does ductwork get cleaned?
A home’s system of air ducts can be home to pounds upon pounds of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that can be irritating and cause compromised air quality.
Household members that are particularly prone to respiratory issues may be more vulnerable to the negative effects of dirty ductwork.
Moreover, when various debris such as dander, pollen, and pet hair clog up your vents, the flow of air throughout your house becomes slightly restricted, less pure, and struggles to stay at the temperatures you prefer.
Licensed technicians know just how to handle this weighty chore, however, and should have all the necessary equipment for getting rid of such accumulated dirt, and sanitizing the system afterwards.
Firstly, the debris must be suctioned from the vent openings, which requires the removal of the intake and outlet covers in your home; next up, vent openings are covered in order for the specialized suction equipment to effectively remove all piled up dirt from your vents’ walls.
All the debris and dirt collected from your vents then gets put into plastic bags and are taken away from your residence.
That’s only the tip of the iceberg, though!
Feel free to call us at Eddie’s Duct Service to learn how we carry out our vent cleaning services!