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3 Things Duct Cleaning Can And Cannot Do For You

September 22, 2022

Duct cleaning is important to ensure proper airflow through the house. If not maintained regularly and properly, it can get clogged and become a serious issue for the homeowner. Cleaning your duct regularly with air duct cleaning equipment will ensure a proper airflow through your home pipe system as well as improve the overall quality of the air inside your home. In this blog, we will review a few myths that you need to know when it comes to maintaining your ducts.



Myths about what duct cleaning can and cannot do for you


It will improve the overall air quality only if maintained annually

This is not completely true. The frequency of duct cleaning depends on a few maintenance factors such as how regularly you change filters and clean your floor registers with a vacuum, and whether your ductwork is properly sealed. If you do these maintenance steps regularly, you will enjoy good air quality and will not have to clean your duct pipes at all, or at least for the next 3 to 5 years. 


Duct cleaning will improve airflow

Not really. Using air duct cleaning equipment is primarily about extracting dirt and debris from the pipes to ensure fresh air flow through your house. It does not directly improve the airflow. Duct cleaning does play a role in improving the flow of the air in your house, however, only when combined with other factors such as scheduled HVAC maintenance and upgrading the air filters. 


Duct cleaning will eliminate odour and mould

Mould and mildew grow in the duct due to moisture and heat building up in the pipes. Duct cleaning alone cannot, unfortunately, eliminate odours and moulds in your house. Some companies offer a microbial spray to go with duct cleaning, but this is not a long-term solution against mould and odours. Duct cleaning will remove the particles and debris from the pipes, but it does not target the source of the problem. If you are looking to improve the air quality in your house, consider investing in an air purification system. 


Despite the above-mentioned facts, it is important to look into your ducts regularly for any signs of damage or improper functioning to ensure that nothing prevents the system from working properly. It is also worth noting that cleaning the duct pipes must be done by a professional technician with the right tools and equipment to ensure that the system was cleaned properly and to avoid potential damage to the pipes.


Heat Seal Equipment Ltd. is a trusted provider of air duct cleaning equipment such as duct cleaning vacuums, compressors, suction hoses and more. We have been in business since 1986 and have a reputation for quality in the equipment we manufacture and the service we provide. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you get the duct cleaning job done.