How long does it take to clean out the air ducts in my home?

How do I inspect the system when buying a home?

In your home, if you have a heating or cooling system, you likely have ducts running throughout your house. These can get clogged with stuff (dust, hairballs, carcinogens…and even mold) over time. Air duct cleaning is  like cleaning out your vacuum bag or the lint catcher in your dryer. If you let it go to long, it can become a real problem.

We come in with our pro equipment and team and can clean your air ducts efficiently without hassle. Within a few hours, we’ll be finished and you’ll know you and your family are breathing quality indoor air. 

We go through and clean all the duct work passageways in our cleanings, as well as inspect and sanitize them. We have specialized blowers, brushes and vacuums designed for air duct systems so it’s way easier for us to do it in a fraction of the time it would take without that equipment. We then clean any registers, grilles, fans, motors, handlers and coils in your HVAC system.

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How often should your air ducts be cleaned like this?

Generally we recommend doing this every 5-7 years. If you have pets, respiratory issues, or a compromised immune system, we’d suggest more often. If you’re moving into a pre-built home, you may want to do this before you move in. Depending on the filtration system you have, you may need less frequent cleanings.

How long does it take to clean air ductwork systems?

We estimate usually around two to four hours to clean with our crew. We usually send 2 technicians. Older homes, older systems or homes that have pets may take longer.

Do you use any chemicals during this process?

Nope. Unless required by an industrial hygienist or a certified contractor, we don’t use chemicals. If we had to, we only use an EPA-registered anti-microbial solution.

So many things are better with age, but…

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The taste of fine, 10-year old wine, or a beautifully aged cheddar…or your cute kid: all get even better with age. But not your air ducts, your dryer vents, or your air filters! Eek.

Stop breathing dust, allergens, mildew, pet dander, dust mites, smoke residue, construction debris, dirt and other irritants in your home. The dust in your ducts can cause a variety of issues for your family. On average, we spend 60-90% of our time inside our home.

Ductwork and air quality is rarely thought about because it’s out of sight. Over time, dust, dust mites, skin cells, dead animals, pet hair and dander and debris build up in your ducts. This air is then circulated throughout your home ever time you turn on your air or heating system.

If you or your family members notice frequent colds, allergies, asthma flare ups, bronchitis or other respiratory issues, cleaning your ducts could dramatically improve that. At Small Solutions, we focus on air purification, HVAC maintenance and repair and duct cleaning in the northern Virginia area. We’re locally owned and operated, and have been named the friendliest HVAC company to work with in the area. Give us a call today for a free estimate and get your ducks ducts cleaned!