Cleaning your ducts is crucial to your indoor air quality, so you’ve made a great first step in planning your duct cleaning – especially if you are a smoker or live with someone who smokes. However, you’re probably concerned about the amount of dust and debris (and potentially even mold and pests) that could enter the air during the cleaning. So how do you prepare in advance?
Keep reading for tips on how to best prepare before a duct cleaning. If you have not yet made an appointment for a duct cleaning, then our licensed, experienced team at Ambient Edge will be glad to help! Just give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to schedule your duct cleaning today.
Why Schedule a Duct Cleaning?
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while (or worse, ever), then it is definitely in your best interest to do so as soon as possible. Some people believe that if they leave their ducts alone, the buildup of debris will prevent other debris from getting through. This is not actually true. When you don’t clean your ducts, all you’re doing is allowing even more dust and debris to build up over time and become even more dangerous when other contaminants add to it.
Eventually, this pileup will break apart, and when it does it will filter throughout your home by way of your HVAC system. Not only is this disgusting, but some people will experience chronic, even severe health problems as a result.
Spring Cleaning Time!
One of the first things you should do to prepare for your duct cleaning is to tidy up the area where the workman is going to need to get through. If you’ve scheduled a more thorough duct cleaning, then you’re going to need to clear every vent and register in the house. However, if you’re focusing on only one room at a time, say the laundry room, then you only really need to worry about clearing that room of potential obstacles that could trip the technician.
If there’s a couch in front of the register, you’ll need to move the couch out of the way. Basically, your focus should be on removing any clutter or objects that may be in the way of the workman being able to do his job, or that may prevent a clear path for him to walk through. Pay particular attention to your furnace and air conditioner, as cleaning these out thoroughly are always a part of a thorough duct cleaning job.
Don’t worry about covering up the furniture or anything like that. Our team takes the time to protect your belongings so that you don’t have to worry about anything getting dirty or damaged while we work. We aim to leave your home just as clean (actually, cleaner) than we found it!
Talk to the Technician
When you’re doing a walkthrough of your home with the technician, talk to him about any concerns you may have regarding your children and pets. For pets, you can work together on securing the pets away from each room as he works on it. For children, if your child is particularly sensitive to noise, you can talk to the technician about what tools he intends to use and if he may be able to substitute them out for more child-friendly ones.
You can also use this time to talk to him about what fixtures you need to have covered and how many drop cloths he will need. However, our team has several years of experience in this business and can always tell just by taking a walkthrough of your home exactly what they will need before they begin.
If you plan on not being home during the duct cleaning, then make sure to update your technician on how to comply with the security alarms and cameras in your home. You can also give him instructions on what he needs to do to lock up properly when he has finished working.
Above all, if you have any questions – ask! We don’t mind answering your questions to assuage your fears, and no question is too silly.
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Need to Schedule a Duct Cleaning? Call Ambient Edge Today!
Keeping up on your indoor air quality is one of the smartest things you can do for your health. Even if you are the type of person who enjoys and is constantly cleaning, pollen, dust, and other debris can settle in places throughout your ductwork, just waiting for your HVAC system to blow them throughout your home and make you and your loved ones sick.
A thorough duct cleaning is a great way to ensure everyone who steps into your home can enjoy a breath of fresh air. To schedule your duct cleaning with our team at Ambient Edge, give us a call at (888) 240-8283 or send us a message on our website. You may not even realize anything is wrong with your air quality now, but boy, you’ll definitely notice the difference after we’re through with your ductwork. Call Ambient Edge today!