Our experts answer all of your questions regarding air duct and dryer vent cleaning below. The following FAQs can help you learn how to take better care of your ductwork system and maintain fresh and clean indoor air quality.
What do I need to do prior to having my air ducts cleaned?
The only thing you need to do is ensure our technicians can easily access your air ducts. If any of the ducts are covered or blocked, our team will not be able to do the best job possible. The last thing we'd want is to waste your time by trying to find a way to access your air ducts effectively.
What are the signs of a clogged dryer vent?
If a dryer takes longer to dry clothes and is hot to touch while working, this can be a sign that the dryer vent is clogged. Another sign can be if the room fills up with warm and humid air. Dryer clogging poses a very high risk of fire which is why the vent must be cleaned as soon as possible.
Does smoking indoors have any effect on my air ducts?
Air ducts make the circulation of air inside a building possible. Indoor smoking adds particles to the air that can then enter the ducts and get circulated along with the warm or cold air. Essentially, indoor smoking means more dirt will accumulate inside your air ducts as a result. Obviously, smoking isn't known for its health benefits, so the effects on your indoor air quality will be detrimental.
How would I know if I have mold in my air ducts?
Many homeowners are unaware that their air duct system has been compromised by mold. However, there are a number of warning signs which can indicate a potential problem. These include a stale or musty smell in various areas of the home and spots of mildew or mold on the vents. You may also experience some health issues as a consequence of mold spores in the air, such as a worsening of allergy symptoms, irritability, and difficulty in sleeping or headaches.
How do I connect a metal to a plastic air duct?
Connecting a metal air duct to a plastic one is not a very difficult procedure. You just need the following items: a tape measure or ruler, a plastic-to-metal clamp-on coupler, screw and screw driver, and duct tape. Use the tape measure or ruler to measure the appropriate clamp-on coupler size to get. Once you have the coupler, attach the metal and plastic ducts together and screw them tightly. Use the duct tape to seal the point of connection.
What are the benefits of air duct cleaning in relation to indoor air quality?
Air ducts provide the means for circulating cooled or heated air around different parts of a building. If these systems are clogged or leaking, they become inefficient in terms of facilitating air flow. Furthermore, dirty air ducts will start to circulate this dirt, affecting the quality of the air you breathe in.
How can I stop condensation in the air ducts?
Condensation is a common problem especially in sheet metal air ducts. Condensation occurs because of the cooling of evaporated moisture. To prevent warm air in the ducts from getting cooled, the ducts need to be properly insulated. Duct wrap insulation and duct tapes will be needed for this. Also, dehumidifiers may be used to prevent water vapor from staying in the ducts.