What to Expect When You Have Your Ductwork Cleaned

Duct cleaning is a great service that can bring many benefits to your household and your family. But like anything else in life, it doesn’t solve all of your problems. Also like everything else in life, the key to being satisfied and content is often knowing what is reasonable to expect and what isn’t. 

What should you expect when you have your ductwork cleaned?

  • Expect that the company you hire will send out a professional, trained crew who will be on time (or at least close to it in the case of traffic jams and other unforeseeable circumstances).
  • Expect that the crew will inform you of how they will clean your ductwork, update you at key points along the way, inform you of any issues they may find, and treat your home or property with respect.
  • Expect that your ductwork will be clean and disinfected when the crew finishes.
  • Expect to see a reduction in the need to dust.
  • Expect that you will see a reduction in reactions to environmental allergies such as dust, dust mites, pollen, and similar allergens while  inside the home.
  • Expect less bacteria, dust, dust mites, and other debris to be circulated throughout your home via the duct system.

What should you not expect when you have your ductwork cleaned?

Duct cleaning can make many things better, but it won’t eliminate every problem you may have in your home. Here are some things that are not reasonable to expect: 

  • Do not expect duct cleaning to eliminate the need to clean at all. You will still have dust in your home – just hopefully less of it than usual. Also note that in rooms such as the bathroom, you will see more dust and lint than in other rooms because of the fine dust that comes off of bathroom tissue. This is just one example of how what you keep in a room can affect its ability to stay clean vs. other rooms in the home.
  • Do not expect to eliminate all pet hair. If you have pets in the home they will continue to shed after your ductwork has been cleaned. All a good duct cleaning company can do is remove the pet hair that was already in your system. You will need to keep up with regular cleanings every few years to help keep the amount of pet hair in your system down.
  • Do not expect to eliminate your allergies. Duct cleaning helps to remove allergens from the system, which keeps them from circulating through the rooms in your home. Of course, you still live in your home. This means that people will come in and out, dragging in allergens from the outdoors that cling to clothing and other items. Like pet hair, if you struggle with allergies you should plan to schedule a duct cleaning every couple years to help keep the amount of allergens in your system to a minimum.

You probably see a trend in the items listed above. There are many things that duct cleaning can help to control or reduce, but because a home is lived in and constantly has people and things moving in and out of it, it’s impossible to completely eliminate home contaminants forever. The average home needs its ductwork cleaned every 3-5 years to maintain optimal health. If you have pets, severe allergies, or other health conditions, you may want to increase that to every 2-3 years instead. 

If you are in the tri-state area, call Hi Tech Duct Cleaning today at (513)737-3200 or use our online form to get a duct cleaning quote and get a little closer to your optimal healthy home!

If you are not in the tri-state area, please check out the National Air Duct Cleaning Association website where you can find a directory of certified companies to help you out!

8 thoughts on “What to Expect When You Have Your Ductwork Cleaned”

  1. I don’t forget to clean the drain regularly and thoroughly clean your HVAC system with an advanced drainage system. This way I remove all harmful pollutants from my HVAC system and thus keep my indoor air quality fresh and clean. This way I am able to reduce my energy consumption, which is always a great bonus.

  2. I had the duct cleaning service done today. The young man was nice. He set about his work and when fisnished cleaned up and wrote thE AGREED UPON AMOUNT. hE DID NOT SHOW m e the amount of dirt he cleaned out, nor did I inquire. I assumed the work would be done properly. My son inspected the vents on the floor and found considerable amount of dirt, dust wads, grass clipping in most all of the floor vents.. I need you to return and properly vacuum (clean the vent lines). Thank you. Martha M.

  3. Cleaned my air conditioner ducts 15 days ago. My unit had no problems before cleaning. But now I am not able to maintain proper temperature inside my room. What steps should I take to solve this problem?

  4. We recently started our duct cleaning business in Kansas and came across this article. It is a really good idea to put into writing the expectations for the service. It would make the customer feel like they can follow a checklist for our services.
    Is a 3-5 year cleaning schedule sustainable for the industry? What are some ways so stay busy and generate revenue from customers between that 3-5 year window?
    thanks for posting this article
    -Truman C. @ Smooth Duct Cleaning

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  6. Having your ductwork cleaned can improve indoor air quality, enhance HVAC system efficiency, and reduce the risk of respiratory issues caused by airborne contaminants. Here’s what you can typically expect during the process:

    Initial Assessment: A professional duct cleaning service will typically start with an assessment of your HVAC system and ductwork. They will inspect the condition of the ducts, identify any areas of concern, and discuss the scope of the cleaning process with you.

    Preparation: Before beginning the cleaning process, the technicians will take precautions to protect your home. This may involve covering furniture, sealing off vents, and using drop cloths to prevent dust and debris from spreading.

    Cleaning Equipment Setup: The technicians will set up their equipment, which typically includes specialized tools such as high-powered vacuums, brushes, and air compressors. These tools are designed to dislodge and remove dust, dirt, and debris from the ductwork.

  7. Regularly cleaning the drain and thoroughly maintaining my HVAC system with an advanced drainage system ensures the removal of harmful pollutants, thus preserving fresh indoor air quality. Additionally, this practice aids in reducing energy consumption, offering valuable benefits.

  8. Having your ductwork cleaned can significantly improve indoor air quality and HVAC system efficiency. It’s essential to hire a reputable and experienced professional for the job to ensure thorough cleaning without damaging your ducts. Regular maintenance of ductwork can also prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system, making it a worthwhile investment for both health and efficiency reasons.

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