Quality duct cleaning services in Birmingham, AL. Call us now!
Substandard indoor air quality (IAQ) is a significant problem that continues to present a variety of health and ecological challenges. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a study that confirms the air inside a typical home can be up to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. When unchecked, dirty indoor air can exacerbate existing chronic respiratory conditions, especially in children and older adults.
Duct Cleaning Services
Duct cleaning is recommended for all commercial and residential buildings, regardless of age. Construction standards have become very restrictive, and most homes built since the 1990s have a very tight perimeter envelope. Airborne irritants become trapped indoors and are continually re-circulated through the air duct system. Older homes are not immune from IAQ problems either. A loose perimeter and leaky ductwork can create a negative pressure when the HVAC system is engaged. This causes dust, fiberglass, dirt and other impurities to be drawn directly into the air distribution system.
A quality duct cleaning service will remove the unwelcome contaminants from hidden areas inside your equipment and ductwork. The duct wall interior will be thoroughly cleaned as well as critical heating and AC parts including:
- Heat exchanger
- Condensate lines and drain pans
- The plenum
- Blower, motors and housings
- Grilles and registers
- The air handler
- VAV boxes
- The evaporator coil
In every remediation project, we dispatch trained technicians to evaluate your ductwork and equipment. The inside of the duct system is inspected using cameras and mirrors to locate areas of concern that contain accumulated debris and caked on dirt.
Once the duct system is prepped, an industrial strength vacuum is attached to an installed collar. When the machine is engaged, a significant negative pressure is created inside the air duct. Debris, dander, hair and other pollutants are drawn out of the ductwork and deposited into an airtight receptacle. For stubborn material, a motorized brush or compressed air whip is snaked through the duct network to loosen and agitate the debris.
Duct Cleaning Benefits
Clean ductwork provides several important benefits including:
- Better indoor air quality
- Lower HVAC utility costs
- Longer equipment life
- Fewer equipment repairs
For quality duct cleaning services in Birmingham, AL, call the professionals at One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical. We encourage you to schedule a free indoor air quality evaluation to find out more about the many benefits provided by regular duct cleaning.