Air Duct Vent Cleaning

Air Duct Vent Cleaning

The residents of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and the surrounding areas represent a very diverse group of people, all with different definitions of “clean.” But the common thread throughout all these homes, from the “neat freak” to the chronic hoarder is that one place usually gets missed – the air ducts. Consequently, the quality of the air you and your family breathe could be effected. Air Duct Vent Cleaning services rarely cross our minds during the day.

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Why Air Duct Vent Cleaning?

Air ducts may be out of sight, but they shouldn’t be out of mind when it comes to maintaining the cleanliness of your home. Over time, ducts can become caked with dust and dirt or clogged with debris. Allergens, such as cigarette smoke or pet dander can circulate through them. Which is causing potential problems for people with severe allergies, even after the source of the allergen is removed. Moist, warm air flowing through dark spaces provides an ideal place for airborne contaminants to grow. Even the smallest chink in your ductwork can allow insects or rodents to enter and take up residence. This keeps your airflow from becoming contaminated and spreading the contents of your duct throughout your home. This is why air duct vent cleaning is so important to you and your family.

How Is This Accomplished?

Duct vent cleaning is next to impossible for the average home owner to do because the majority of the surface area is hidden inside your walls and ceilings. Professional duct cleaners, however, have long snakes, large rotary brushes, and powerful suction systems. Which to go deep inside the nooks and crannies of these ducts, where nothing else can reach. These tools can dislodge and remove even years-old deposits of dust. Also dirt, debris, rodent and insect nests, faeces, airborne contaminants, and more. Call us now for best and effective air duct vent cleaning. We are a leading duct cleaning company in Hampton roads and surrounding cities.

HEPA Vacuums

Even more importantly, the professionals at Universal Duct Cleaning™ also have the advantage of HEPA vacuums. Which uses the same level of advanced filtration that hospitals and surgery rooms use to ensure the dust. Also, unsanitary particles from your ducts are not spread into the air inside the room. We can also inspect your ducts to determine their material composition since different substances require different treatments. Fiberglass board, for instance, requires soft brushes, while metal requires less care. If your home is old and has asbestos-containing substances that would put you and your family at risk. We can determine that as well and halt the cleaning process before it starts. In these instances, such cleaning could release cancer-causing substances into your home and the ductwork should be replaced by a certified professional.

HVAC Repair & System Cleaning

Finally, it’s important to note that duct cleaning does not include just ducts – for the job to be done properly, the entire HVAC system should be cleaned. Which includes the blower motor, fans, grills, coils, drain pans, registers, filters, heat exchangers, and more. At Universal Duct Cleaning™ we do things the right way – cleaning every nook and cranny of your entire HVAC system. Call us today for effective HVAC system cleaning.

Who Should Get Their Ducts Cleaned?

Duct vent cleaning is not for everyone. If you have a brand new home with newly-installed clean ductwork, you may not need them cleaned right away unless you notice signs of airborne contaminants, dust, or pest infestations. However, many of our clients live in older homes, where ducts are not as air-tight as they used to be and years of dust and dirt deposits have taken their toll. Cracks and crevices can also open a door for airborne contaminants spores and vermin, such as cockroaches and mice. If you have any of the following signs or symptoms. Call Universal Duct Cleaning™ right away for a photo inspection of your ductwork:

  • Dirty or dusty air regularly coming out of your vents
  • (note: dust on the surface of the grill is normal and usually comes from the air in your room, not from inside your ducts)
  • A recent vermin infestation (insects or rodents who may have taken up residence in your ductwork). We specialize in Insulation Removal.
  • Substantial airborne contaminants growth inside the visible sections of your ductwork
  • Unexplained cold- or allergy-like symptoms that persist beyond the time-span of a normal illness

What Is Duct Sanitation?

Sanitation involves applying an antimicrobial chemical to kill bacteria, airborne contaminants, and to minimize the chance of recontamination. However, unlike spraying your kitchen counter or cleaning your bathroom sink, duct sanitation must be done with care. It is only when necessary to kill excessive microbial growth.  Only a reputable and experienced duct sanitation company should attempt this. At Universal Duct Cleaning™, our technicians take full care to sanitize only in safe and effective ways.

Some of these include:

  • We will recommend sanitation only when mechanical cleaning is insufficient to prevent bacteria or airborne contaminants from becoming a health hazard.
  • Only use EPA-approved chemicals
  • Using such chemicals only as prescribed
  • Sanitizing only metal ducts and other non-porous parts of your HVAC system
  • Maintaining proper ventilation
  • We will advise the homeowner about the specific pest the sanitation is designed to protect against
  • Advise the homeowner about any protective actions they need to take.

Call Universal Duct Cleaning™ For The Best Service In The Hampton Roads Metro Area For Duct Vent Cleaning.

Universal Duct Cleaning™ puts your family’s health and safety first. Our highly-trained staff and specialized equipment are designed to maximize both our efficiency and your health and safety. Which make us one of the best duct cleaning services in the Hampton Roads area. Call us today to schedule an estimate at (757) 962-0419.

If you are looking for air duct cleaning companies in your area, give us a call. We will serve you with our affordable and effective duct vent cleaning services.

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