What could possibly be in my air ducts?

What could be in your air ducts are the same things that are in your vacuum cleaner bag. Picture a full vacuum cleaner bag containing any or all of the following debris: carpet fibers, skin scale and hair, dust mites and their feces, food crumbs, pet food and cat litter, mold and mildew, drywall dust and new construction debris, insect and rodent excrements and remains, bacteria and viruses, pet hair and dander.

How do I know if my system needs to be cleaned?

Following is a list of reasons your system may need to be serviced:
  • Smoker(s) in the house
  • Pets
  • “Dust trails” or discoloring coming out of your registers
  • Constantly dusting furniture
  • Family members suffer from allergies, asthma, headaches, sinus or nasal congestion
  • Young or elderly family members that tend to be more susceptible to respiratory illness
  • Having a furnace that uses a standard disposable filters
  • Not enough airflow coming from your registers
  • It hast been two years or longer since your system has been cleaned

If your household or business has any of the above listed items, then it may be time for you to consider having your air duct system professionally cleaned by Clean Sweep Plus!

I vacuum down each register, isn’t that enough?

What you see down each of your registers is just a small portion of what lurks in the main trunk line of your ductwork. Your ductwork consists of register boots and laterals that all tie into a main trunk line.

How is my system cleaned?

Clean Sweep Plus uses the “source removal” technique, which is the most effective way to clean air ducts. This process is the highest standard in the industry your system is placed under negative pressure. While the vacuum draws air through the system, various tools are inserted into the return and supply register boots to dislodge Contaminant’s and debris. The powerful vacuum pulls the Contaminant’s out of the air ducts, removing them from the system and your home with no mess left behind. The final steps are to clean the plenum, and the blower housing, motor & wheel.

How long should it take to clean a typical residential system?

A typical three to four bedroom home will require 1 to 2 hours for cleaning. Every home is different, some homes may take longer.

What are the benefits of air duct cleaning?

Clean systems are less likely to breakdown. Nine out of 10 A/C system failures are caused by dirt and dust. Savings on monthly heating/cooling bills. Research by the U.S. EPA shows that buildup of .042 inches of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can result in a decrease in efficiency by 21%. Clean systems restore capacity and lessen running time. Dust on furniture is reduced. Dust is made up of dirt, pollen, fibers, mold spores, hair and other allergy causing particles. About 30% of these particles will pass through your filter and back into your home. Maximum airflow possible from your registers. The dust that stays in your system will accumulate on the fan blades of the blower motor, the grills, or the inside of your ductwork. This build up in your air ducts can reduce the flow of air up to 40%. Allergy sufferers may also find relief. Now acknowledged as a major allergy and disease-causing problem by leading medical authorities, poor indoor air quality has prompted doctors and allergists to commonly prescribe air duct cleaning as one of the ways to reduce allergy problems. To ensure good indoor air quality in your environment. The EPA states that indoor air is up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air, now consider that according to the American Lung Association most people spend 90% of their time indoors.