Before Scheduling Duct Cleaning, Learn About The Tools Technicians Use

Before Scheduling Duct Cleaning, Learn About The Tools Technicians Use

Before Scheduling Duct Cleaning, Learn About The Tools Technicians UseHomeowners are becoming increasingly aware of their indoor air quality and are more frequently scheduling duct cleaning as a means to improve it. Over time, dust, dirt, debris, mold and mildew can build up in your duct system, reducing the quality of your indoor air. This can lead to decreased HVAC unit efficiency as well as dispersing this potentially harmful material throughout your home.

Before scheduling duct cleaning, learn about the tools the technicians will use to complete the task. This provides you with a better understanding of the procedure, and what you can expect during the service call. Following are the most common tools HVAC technicians use during a typical duct cleaning appointment.

Access tools

These tools provide a means for HVAC technicians to create access points in the duct system to facilitate inspection and system cleaning. They might include a simple utility knife or equipment required to cut larger holes.

Inspection tools

Since it’s important to inspect the insides of your HVAC duct system to ascertain the scope of the contamination, several inspection devices might be used. These may include simple hand-held mirrors or direct-view periscopes and remote-controlled cameras combined with closed-circuit television monitors.

Hand cleaning tools

Since some HVAC duct systems include fiberglass, hand-held tools are used to avoid damaging the fragile materials. These types of tools include hand-held brushes and pneumatic devices such as blowguns, air skippers and air whips, which are used to loosen debris in the duct system.

Vacuum collection devices

Vacuum collection devices are used to collect the loosened dirt and debris and remove it from your home in a quick and efficient manner. Common types of collection devices include large truck-mounted versions and smaller hand-held devices such as HEPA vacuums and wet vacuums.

When scheduling a duct cleaning service call, homeowners can find additional information by contacting Powers Heating & Air. Established in 2001, we serve homeowners in the Peachtree City area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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