Q - How do
I know if I need my air ducts cleaned?
Q - What could possibly be in my air ducts?
Q - What preparations need to be made?
Q - How is it done?
Q - How often should this be done?
Q - Do you clean the furnace?
Q - What else do you do?
Q - What is your service area?
Q - Anything else I should know?
- How do I know if I need my air ducts cleaned?
Every home requires air duct cleaning at some point.
We are the duct cleaner of choice to many of the major
new home builders in the Los Angeles area. Over the
years we've cleaned thousands of homes in Los Angeles,
Ventura and Orange County.
There are some things that you can check yourself to
get a general idea about the state of your air duct
First thing, check your air filter.
Whatever dirt is on it is only a small portion of the
amount of dust in your return air duct. If you think
it's very dirty, then it'd be safe to say that you need
your ducts cleaned. Now would also be a good time to
replace or clean the filter.
Second, check your return air vents.
If they are on the floor, lift one out and look inside
with a flashlight. It should probably be pretty dusty
in there. That's typical. This is the part of your duct
system that draws the air from the house back to the
furnace before it is cleaned, re-conditioned, and circulated
back into the home. If your return air vents are screwed
onto the wall, then it's easier to just look closely
at the vent. If you see that it's covered in dust, then
that's only a small portion of what's inside the air
Check your heating vents. These are almost always on
the floor, so the vents should be easy to lift out.
Look inside. If you see any dirt or cobwebs in there
at all, then you should get your ducts cleaned.
Also, if you notice any of the following
when your furnace is on, then you should consider having
your air ducts cleaned: unpleasant odours, poor airflow
or cold spots.
If you answer "yes" to any
of the following questions, then you should have your
air duct system professionally cleaned.
Does anyone in the house have allergies, asthma, or
other respiratory problems?
in your family suffer from headaches, nasal congestion,
or other sinus problems at night or in the morning?
or was there ever a smoker in the house?
Do you have
or was there ever a dog, cats or other pets in the house?
Do you notice
"musty" or "stale" odors when the
furnace or air conditioner runs?
Do you notice
dust on the furniture shortly after cleaning?
Does it seem
like there is not enough air flow coming from your vents?
Is your furnace
equipped only with a standard throw-away fiberglass
- What could possibly be in my air ducts?
could be in your air ducts is the same things that are
in your vacuum cleaner bag. Picture a full vacuum cleaner
bag. This bag may contain any or all of the following
debris: carpet fibers, skin scale and hair, dust mites
and their feces, food crumbs, pet food and cat liter,
mold and mildew, drywall dust and new construction debris,
insect and rodent excrements and remains, bacteria and
viruses, pet hair and dander.
picture 2-4 grocery bags full of this same material.
This is an accurate picture of how much debris vacuums
out of an average sized home’s air duct system.
Then consider that a standard fiberglass filter is less
than 7% effective at stopping this debris from eventually
breaking down, passing through your filter, and back
into the air you and your family breathes.
Q - What
preparations need to be made?
A - Make sure
the service provider has clear access to all duct openings
and heating and air conditioning equipment.
Q - How
is it done?
A - We're
at Pure Duct Cleaning use truck-mounted vacuum equipment
and compressed air. Our technician runs a large vacuum
hose from our truck to your furnace. Once the duct system
is under suction, we clean each air vent with 250 psi
of compressed air, starting on the top floor and working
our way back down to the basement. This blows all the
dirt from the air vents into the main ductwork. From
there, we use air-snakes and air-whips to clean the
main ductwork. The vacuum draws all of the dirt out
to our truck. The procedure is repeated to clean the
return air ductwork. All air-handling components are
cleaned using compressed air.
- How often should this be done?
A - While
it is true the EPA doesn’t have any recomendations
on how often you should have your ductwork cleaned,
they also don’t have guidelines as to when you
should clean your carpet or windows. Many Furnace and
Air Duct Cleaning Companies will tell you that you should
have it done annually. In the Furnace and Air Duct Cleaning
industry, a reputable company will help you decide how
often, based on your families health concerns, environment,
pet dander, remodeling projects and personal preference.
We recommend this be done every 2 - 4 years in most
cases. We have many customers who have us back annually,
and some every two years. If any member of your home
suffers from asthma or allergies to dust then we recommend
that you have your ducts cleaned more frequently. If
you've recently completed renovations or are moving
into a new home, then air duct cleaning is a must.
Q - Do
you clean the furnace?
A - We
do provide this service for gas furnaces ONLY. for more
information please contact our office. 1-800-997-8731
Q - What
else do you do?
A - Residential
Air Duct Cleaning, Commercial Air Duct Cleaning, Dryer
vent Duct Cleaning for
Fire Prevention, Air Cleaning & Odor Removal Services,
Mold Inspection, Testing and Mold Removal, Carpet Cleaning,
Water Damage extraction & Restoration, Mattress
Cleaning, Drapery cleaning, Yacht carpet & Upholstery
cleaning, 100% guaranteed professionalism and workmanship,
Strict adherence to national standards,
Specialty cleaning for sensitive environments, Fast,
friendly, professional service.
Q - What
is your service area?
service areas: Agoura
Canyon, Bell Gardens,
Bel Air, Barrington,
Hills, Canoga Park,
Culver City, Downey,
Diamond Bar, Eagle
Los Angeles, Echo
park, El Monte,
Harbor City, Hawthorne,
La Canada Flintridge,
Los Angeles, Los
Mar Vista, Marina
Del Rey, Irvine,
Park, Oxnard, Pacoima,
Verdes Eastate, Paramount,
Del Rey, Pacific
Estates, San Fernando,
Studio city, Simi
Ranch, Sun Valley,
Toluca Lake, Topanga,
Van Nuys, Venice,
West Covina, West
West Hills, Westlake
Village, San Diego,
Q - Anything else I should know?
A - At
Pure Duct Cleaning we offer solutions, which are essential
in helping to enhance your health and improve your budget.
Our customers’ appreciate our values, quality,
and history of performance that has made us an industry