Duct Cleaning: Why You Should Have a Maintenance Program

Is it necessary to clean residential and commercial ductwork systems? When should you institute a maintenance program? How do you clean and maintain these systems? As experts in HVAC and air duct cleaning, we can help you ensure your ductwork and ventilation systems are clean and do not become a measurable problem.

Reasons why duct work cleaning is necessary

Air distribution systems, whether residential or commercial, can become dirty and contaminated quickly, and it's imperative that all sections of the system are cleaned. Why? Hundreds of thousands of buildings and dwellings throughout the world suffer from significant ventilation issues including particulate accumulation, insulation deterioration and mold growth. These issues cause measurable problems in air flow, system efficiency and indoor air quality. Low-efficiency filters, lack of a filter replacement program, improperly sized filters, and time can all negatively affect a HVAC system.

Additionally, the deterioration of insulation duct liners within the systems and ductwork can prove to be a major problem within duct systems. This deterioration occurs downstream of the filters and will add to the particulate accumulation on components within the system. Over time, the insulation fibers are distributed and blown into occupied spaces as a fine, sooty particulate every time the blower cycles on. Fibers from fiberglass insulation can become an eye, nose and throat irritant for some people.

Benefits of a clean HVAC duct system

Ultimately, a cleaning and maintenance program provides significant benefits, including improved indoor air quality, air flow, reduction in fire hazards, increased energy efficiency, and thermal comfort. Additionally, system efficiency greatly improves once condensation, dirt buildup, mold, and other contaminations are removed from the system.

Duct work cleaning tips

Air conveyance system cleaning is based on source removal, or the elimination of all visible debris and particulate from all components of a ventilation system. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has issued a specific internationally-recognized cleaning standard that specifies requirements for proper cleaning. Procedures that are typically used in duct cleaning include contact vacuum cleaning, compressed air, agitation tools, brushes, air whips, robotics, and HEPA-filtered vacuums, which are all designed to remove and capture contaminants and particulate. Our company has the capability to perform visual inspections, as well as the training to perform the proper cleaning and maintenance.

In order to ensure optimal indoor air quality and efficient HVAC systems, it is imperative that you have a duct cleaning and maintenance program in place. Need more help? Our team can set up an assessment of your duct system! For more information please visit our website www.imc.cc or call 1-800-220-6547.

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