Spring is coming It’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning! Your air ducts at home aren’t the only ones to be cleaned. Over time, dust, pollen, and other allergens could build up within your air ducts and be circulated throughout your home every when you switch on the air or heat cooling. Not only is this unpleasant, but it can cause a serious health risk to you and your family, especially if anyone suffers from asthma or other respiratory ailments. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to clean your residential air ducts so you can rest comfortably all Summer long!
The absence of routine cleaning of air ducts could result in disastrous results. Molds, pollution and more. So call My Steam Green today to make an appointment for a professional air clean-up appointment!
What You’ll Need:
* A screwdriver (to take registers off)
* A vacuum that has an attachment for brush
* a ladder (optional)
* paper towels or rags
Before beginning any work, you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system has been turned off. If you have a central HVAC system, it’s best to turn off the power at the breakers box. For window units and space heaters, just turn them off at the device itself. Once your HVAC system is off take a few minutes to completely cool before proceeding for the following step. This is crucial since you don’t want to be at risk of burning yourself on hot surfaces.
The registers are the metal or plastic grates which cover the ductwork’s openings. To remove them, unscrew the screws that hold them in place with a screwdriver. Certain registers could be secured by magnets in the latter case, you’ll be able take them off. When all the registers have been removed, clean each one by hand using the brush attachment in order to remove any dirt or dust that may be clinging on the surfaces. If the registers are especially filthy, it is possible scrub them with the help of a rag that has been soaked into soapy warm water. Cleanse them with clean water and dry completely before moving to the next step. Step
With all of the registers removed and in place, it’s time to clean the ductwork. The first step is to use the vacuum’s hose attachment to reach as deep into the ductwork as is possible and then sift out any debris that may have accumulated. After that with the rag that you wash clean, and dipped into hot soapy water wipe down the entire surface of the ductwork. Be careful not to leave any nooks or crevices where dirt might hide. After you’ve cleaned your ductwork, rinse it off with clean water and dry thoroughly before proceeding to Step Four. Step
Now is the time to place all of the registers back in place–simply reverse the process of Step Two! Make sure that they are properly secured so that any unwanted debris doesn’t make its way into your home due to gaps in the coverage.
It’s time to turn on your HVAC system back on and enjoy clean and fresh air flowing through your home!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to cleaning your air ducts in your home! We hope this has been helpful and that you now feel confident taking on the task on your own. Be aware of your surroundings when working with your HVAC system and always consult an expert if you are unsure whether you are able to safely complete a task.