RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL AIR DUCT CLEANING in Des Plaines
Chances are you don’t give much thought to your home’s air ducts or what may be lurking behind the vent covers. However, dirty ducts may be negatively affecting your health.
When the heating and cooling systems in your home or office are not properly maintained, dust, pollen, and other unwanted debris can build up and contaminate the quality of your air. Moisture trapped and pooling in your duct systems increases the potential for microbiological growth (e.g. mold), allowing spores from this growth to be released into and pollute your air. Consequently, keep your air ducts, heating/cooling coils, and fan motors contaminant-free with duct cleaning from ServiceMaster DCS.
In addition to improving air quality, air duct cleaning also results in energy savings. Pollutants collect and clog the heat ex-changer, evaporation coil, and duct in the HVAC system, making it work harder to heat and cool the home. Removing pollutants allows the HVAC system to work more efficiently.
Tips To Keep Your Air Ducts Clean
- Change air filters based on the manufacture's recommnedations
- Vacuum regularly to help reduce pet dander, dirt, and debris
- Get your carpets and hardwood floors professionally cleaned regularly
Frequently Asked Questions
IS PROFESSIONAL AIR DUCT CLEANING EXPENSIVE?
The cost of the service varies and depends on factors such as where you live, how dirty your system is, how easy it is for the contractor to access the ducts and what your ducts are made of, and what material is used in the construction of the ducts. However, our expertise, training and satisfaction guarantee are built into the price of service.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO HAVE MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED?
The amount of time it takes to clean the air ducts of a Residential HVAC system can vary depending on the complexity of the system. The amount of time it takes to clean a Residential HVAC system can vary depending on the complexity of the system. Once a skilled and trained technician arrives, they should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. For standard purposes, we ask for at least 3-5 hours to get the job done right and to your satisfaction.
WILL AIR DUCT CLEANING BE DISRUPTIVE TO MY FAMILY?
Your professionals at ServiceMaster Clean can schedule a time that is most convenient for your family and when most of the household is not present. Depending on the magnitude of the job, we should have your house back in normal operation in a matter of a few hours.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED?
Most commercial/industrial/healthcare buildings require air duct cleaning every year. Most homes require air duct cleaning every three to five years. Customers who fall in the following conditions should consider more frequent cleaning of their duct systems:
- Pets that shed a lot
- Recent water damage
- Home remodeling or improvements taking place
- Residents with asthma or allergens
- Humid or moist environmental conditions
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING PRIOR TO THE TECHNICIAN ARRIVING FOR MY SCHEDULED SERVICE?
For safety, the technician should be shown where the fire extinguisher and first aid kit is located. It is best to provide them with any emergency contact information. Duct cleaning can be noisy. It is best to do it when most family members are not present.
Clear work areas. Ask your technician how much space is needed around each air vent register and how much space they will need around the furnace and air conditioner. It is best to have these areas cleared beforehand.
Prior to cleaning, perform a walkthrough of the facility to go over where protective coverings such as drop and corner guards will be placed. Also it is necessary to go over the HVAC, how the ducts will be cleaned, and accessibility.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED?
Air duct cleaning helps:
- Reduce energy costs in your home
- Reduce the potential for mold
- Improve indoor air quality
- Increase air circulation and flow
- Increase your home system performance
- Extend HVAC equipment life
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP MAINTAIN CLEAN AIR DUCTS?
To help maintain clean air ducts, change air filters based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Regular vacuuming will also help reduce pet dander and airborne dirt and debris.Consider getting your carpets and hardwood floors professionally cleaned. Call your local ServiceMaster Clean for more information.