Duct Cleaning Ottawa - What method & how long
What is the procedure and how long will it take?
As a qualified air duct cleaning contractor I have discovered that most homeowners feel that they are very uninformed when it come to the principals and practices of proper air duct cleaning hygiene.
Let me begin by saying that the EPA as well as the National air duct cleaners association have stated that residential duct cleaning should take no less than between 3 and 6 hours to complete, anything short of that and you are probably not getting a thorough job.
Consumers are cautioned against duct cleaning companies that claim to be able to clean your entire air duct system in a very short period of time and for an unrealistic low price, in this industry that kind of service is completely unacceptable and is known as the blo-n-go style of duct cleaning.
Remember...anything short of between 3 and 6 hours and you are probably not getting what you're paying for.
Many homeowners are also under the impression that the main ducts and primary vents are the only components that require cleaning, However this is not the case, a thorough duct cleaning must include any internal surface in which the air moves across, this not only includes the main ducts and vents but must also include the conveyance compartment of the furnace, heat exchanger, AC coils, drain pan, blower, filter housing and any air cleaning equipment that might be installed.
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, the most effective way to clean air ducts and ventilation systems is to employ Source Removal methods of cleaning. This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the entire ventilation system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ventilation system to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.
Keep in mind that the above guideline is a very short description of what is actually involved, If you would like a more detailed description please don't hesitate to give us a call and we'll be more than happy to answer all of your questions.
In conclusion, when choosing a qualified air duct cleaning company be sure to ask if their technicians, equipment and cleaning procedure meet the above criteria and whether they are licensed and insured, it is also recommended that you contact your local better business bureau or chamber of commerce.
These are the questions that we hear most often, however, we realize that you may have your own questions and we welcome your enquiries at any time. Please feel free to call at: (613) 762-2210