AIR DUCT CLEANING
If you’ve been noticing more dust in your home or dust buildup around the air intake, it may be time to clean your air ducts. Air ducts should be cleaned from time to time to remove dust and allergies that will accumulate. Precise Carpet Cleaning provides professional air duct cleaning in the St. Louis and St. Charles area.
Air duct cleaning is recommended to be done every 2-5 years except in cases where there is a respiratory concern with someone in the building, such as asthma or severe allergies. In these cases, cleaning may need to be more often.
Air duct cleaning will go a long way toward improving the indoor air quality of your home or business by removing dust and allergens from the indoor environment.
What to Expect From Your Air Duct Cleaning
With more than 20 years of experience in the St. Louis area, you can expect the highest level of professionalism from our technicians as they service your air ducts. We do offer all available duct cleaning methods. Although our negative air cleaning system is the best and most recommended way we can clean your HVAC air duct system.
Our Air Duct Cleaning Processes
Negative air cleaning system
Our best air duct cleaning process is called negative air cleaning. It is performed with a large HEPA filtered duct cleaning vacuum connected to your air duct system next to your furnace. This machine puts the entire system under negative air pressure allowing us to use a rotating brush and compressed air to clean and push all the dust and debris from each vent to the vacuum system. This allows us to clean each supply, each return air vent, and the main line of the home.
Because we have the whole system closed up except the vent we are cleaning there is very little chance of dust getting out of the duct system while cleaning. This will be the cleanest and most effective way we clean your vents. Our vacuum system is running the whole time which will be cleaning your air while we are there. This is the most recommended method and will help improve your indoor air quality more than any other process.
With negative air cleaning we will most likely cut a few holes in the duct system. In some homes we will not have to and some homes will already have existed access points for us. This is standard and allows us to clean the whole system. The small holes are plugged with a plastic plug. The larger holes are covers with a metal plate, screwed in, and then taped over with the appropriate HVAC tape. This will also allow access to the system in the future when having the system cleaned again. This is all standard and we follow the guidelines for this.
If you would prefer to have your air duct system cleaned but do not want access holes cut in, we have another option for you called the rotating brush method. This method can be done without cutting access holes in the duct system. The reason we do not use the rotating brush method only is the negative air cleaning method can get to more of the system that no other system can.
Rotating brush method
We do have another option available for cleaning your vents if needed. This option is called the rotating brush method. It involves entering each vent opening with a brush that is connected to a vacuum system. With the rotating brush method we access the system through each register vent or return air vent and do not cut any access holes in the duct system. As the brush cleans the inside of the vent the vacuum system is removing most of the dust and debris. The supply and return lines are normally cleaned well with this process. The main lines and other areas past the supply and return lines are normally cleaned much better using the negative air system.
With our negative air cleaning process we will be able to show you exactly what comes out after the cleaning. This can help you know how often to clean your vents in the future. It is normally recommended to clean your air ducts every 2 to 5 years.