There are huge benefits for people who schedule a cleaning for their heating, ventilation, and air conditions HVAC system. Here is the lowdown on how to select the right duct cleaning charlotte nc company.
Why do you need your air ducts cleaned in the first place? Quite frankly your air conditioning, ventilation, and heating systems collect bacteria, fungi, mold, and other contaminates that can greatly reduce the air quality that is breathed in those places. Not only can the air be unpleasant but this can lead to negative health effects to the people breathing it.
A routine air duct cleaning’s purpose is to remove these contaminants from any home or building and the result is good indoor air quality.
So what exactly happens when these companies come out and make a service call?
For a company to come out and do a proper cleaning they are going to need some specialized air duct cleaning equipment.
They use a specialized really powerful vacuum which puts your ventilation system under negative pressure. As the vacuum is drawing air through the system a device is inserted into the duct to dislodge debris from the interior surface and move the contaminants from the air duct ventilation system into the vacuum.
There are two types of vacuum collection systems that companies will use. They are a) hose mounted on trucks and trailers and b) portable units. I have found that truck or trailer mounted vacuum systems are generally more powerful than the portable equipment. By contrast, portable equipment is easier to use as it can often can be brought directly into a facility. Both types of equipment are able clean air ducts to industry standards.
This is the first step. It alone does not fully clean any HVAC system. A person using air whips, brushes, and some other tools that agitate the contaminants scrub the surface within the ventilation system and sends them into the vacuum collection machine.
Anti-microbial chemical sanitizers are then added to the inside surface of the air ducts to control future microbial contamination. All anti-microbial chemicals that are utilized have to be EPA registered for use in HVAC systems. It is perfectly fine to ask to see the chemical’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).