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DIY Duct Cleaning vs. Hiring Professional Cleaners

June 17, 2021

If you want to ensure that your home is safe for all its inhabitants, then one requirement is clean indoor air. Unfortunately, the air ducts in your home are a perfect place for air pollutants and allergens such as dust, pollen, and mites to settle. If you have not checked and cleaned them for a while, it’s time you do so. Many people may try to do this themselves by getting their own duct cleaning vacuum, and in today’s blog we will be discussing the shortcomings of DIY duct cleaning when compared to hiring professional cleaners.


Professional cleaners have all the right equipment for the job, including duct cleaning vacuums, vent cleaning tools, and more.  

DIY Duct Cleaning

One thing to keep in mind is that air duct cleaning is not a simple task and you need several tools to do it well such as brushes, high-powered vacuums, and more. Moreover, if the cleaning process is not done right, there is a chance that the air duct might be damaged. To do this right, you will need technical knowledge of the duct systems and HVAC systems in your home, and then also have the experience and skill to use the tools such as the duct cleaning vacuum, skipper balls, and more. Furthermore, the investment in requires to obtain these tools on your own is not worth it.


Hiring Professional Cleaners

If you think the tasks involved are not doable on your part, it helps to bring in the professionals. Not only are they skilled to ensure each area in your air ducts are cleaned, but they are also equipped with the right duct cleaning tools for the job. They are also skilled in knowing how to protect your HVAC system and will be careful of what and what not to do during cleanup. Best of all, you save costs from the need of buying or renting the equipment.


On top of professional duct cleaning, you can also obtain additional services for mold remediation, dryer vent cleaning, and chimney cleaning from professionals. Do not leave your ducts to become clogged, lest they start causing health problems for the inhabitants of your home or building.