The air duct system in your home is a branching network of large tubes that transport air to and from your central heating and cooling unit. Over time, these ducts can accumulate an enormous amount of dust and debris.
Dirty ducts can lead to a variety of problems. For example, they can release allergens into the air, harbor stale odors and restrict the air flow of your heating and cooling unit. Needless to say, a thorough duct cleaning is a major step toward a healthier and more comfortable living environment.
How Did the Ducts get so Filthy?
The fact is, air ducts are unintentionally allowed to get filthy because they operate behind the scenes. If the dust could be seen building up within the ducts, homeowners would most certainly take action to prevent it. But, it is not only difficult for homeowners to see inside their ducts, it is nearly impossible for them to access and clean out the ductwork on their own.
Air duct cleaning is a project best left to the experts. Because the ductwork is so difficult to access, it is one of the most challenging places to clean in a home. Specialized cleaning devices are needed to loosen caked-on debris, and powerful suction equipment is required to prevent uncontained dust particles from entering the living environment.
Insist on a Video Inspection
When hiring a company to clean your air ducts, insist on an inspection using an air duct video camera. This is a small digital camera that is snaked into the ducts to provide a real-time video of the interior of your ductwork. Even though it is dark inside the ducts, the camera provides ample illumination to capture clear video. Also, the camera is flexible and can bend around corners as needed.
This video feed will allow you and the technician to see the actual volume of dust and debris within the ducts before any cleaning begins. Equally important, the video camera should also be re-fed through the ducts after the cleaning procedure so you can verify that the ducts have indeed been thoroughly cleaned.
Not all Duct Cleaning Companies use Cameras
Bear in mind that not all duct cleaning companies offer a video camera inspection. But then how will you know that the ducts were dirty beforehand and properly cleaned afterward? After all, the camera doesn't lie. So be on guard if you are not offered a visual inspection using a real-time video camera. You may not receive the level of service that you are expecting.
At Zerorez Atlanta, we're proud of our reputation for meticulous cleaning. So to ensure your complete satisfaction, our air duct technicians will provide you with a real-time video inspection of your ductwork's interior before and after the cleaning.
Simply give Zerorez a call at (770) 242-1313 with any questions you may have, or click here to schedule an appointment. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you.
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