Residential Air Duct Cleaning in Northern Virginia
Improve Air Quality
Do you suffer from allergies? Are there lurking odors in your home from smoking or pets? Have you recently remodeled or renovated? If so, you are breathing in millions of germ-carrying dust and mold particles that have been hiding in your air ducts. That’s why the professionals at Atlantic Duct Cleaning are here to help.
According to The American Lung Association, most people spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. So we’ve made it our mission to improve the air quality in Northern Virginia homes! We’ll clean your air ducts so you and your family can breathe easier.
Benefits of Home Air Duct Cleaning
A professional residential duct cleaning from the experts at Atlantic Duct Cleaning will provide you with:
- Cleaner air for you and your family
- Less dust in your home and on your furniture
- Relief from symptoms related to poor air quality (allergies, coughing, and sneezing)
- Increased efficiency in your air conditioning system
How Does Atlantic Duct Cleaning Clean Your Air Ducts?
Source Removal Process
Source removal air duct cleaning is the only proven method to thoroughly clean your duct system. The source removal process has two steps:
- Removal of debris
High-pressure air whips and air hoses with directional attachments are used to loosen dirt and debris while a powerful Abatement Technologies HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filtered vacuum collects the contaminants. HEPA filters are designed to trap particles as small as 0.3 microns with high efficiency. This means that a significant portion of microscopic allergens, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and other airborne pollutants can be effectively captured by the vacuum system, preventing them from re-circulating into your home's air.
This duct cleaning technology provides a dust-free cleaning process. It not only removes visible debris but also targets the hidden contaminants that can impact indoor air quality and contribute to various health issues.
Typical success is regularly demonstrated in providing relief for allergies, asthma, and related symptoms such as morning headaches and sinus congestion, as well as excessive dust/pet hair and reduced airflow to HVAC air duct outlets.
- By eliminating the buildup of allergens and irritants in the duct system, the cleaning process can significantly reduce the triggers that lead to respiratory discomfort.
- By removing the accumulated debris from the ductwork, it minimizes the amount of dust and pet dander that would otherwise be continuously circulated throughout the living spaces. This leads to a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.
- By removing obstructions and buildup within the ducts, the cleaned system can operate more efficiently, allowing for better airflow and improved overall performance.
Is Air Duct Cleaning Necessary?
Cleaning your residential ductwork removes accumulated dust, debris such as cobwebs, and rodent dropping which eases airflow and increases efficiency of the system. Keep an eye out for these signs that suggest it’s time to call a professional:
- Dust, cobwebs, and other debris blowing out of the air vents
- Rodent droppings and dead insects inside ductwork
- Inadequate air flow
Cleaning your air ducts isn’t a one and done job. The frequency for which your ductwork needs to be cleaned depends on a few factors, including:
- Are you the original homeowner?
- How often is your AC system maintained?
- How often do you change your air filters?
- Do you own pets?
If you’ve noticed any of these signs in your Northern Virginia home, or it’s been awhile since your last duct cleaning, give Atlantic Duct Cleaning a call today.
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Contact Northern Virginia’s Air Duct Cleaning Professionals
Since 1995, Atlantic Duct Cleaning has been a trusted industry leader providing professional indoor environmental solutions. Utilizing the finest equipment available and promoting the highest levels of training and quality standards, Atlantic Duct Cleaning has delivered over 160,000 successful projects with predictable responsibility and 100% customer satisfaction.
If you’re interested in improving the air quality in your home, call the residential duct cleaning experts at Atlantic Duct Cleaning or schedule an appointment online. In addition to home air duct cleaning, our other residential services include dryer vent cleaning and Aeroseal duct sealing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is air duct cleaning necessary?
Air duct cleaning is necessary to remove accumulated dirt, dust, allergens, and other contaminants from the ductwork. Over time, these pollutants can build up and negatively impact indoor air quality, leading to potential health issues, reduced HVAC system efficiency, and increased energy consumption.
How often should air ducts be cleaned?
The frequency of air duct cleaning depends on various factors, such as the location, usage, and conditions of the property. As a general guideline, it is recommended to have your air ducts professionally cleaned every 5 years. However, if you have pets, smokers, or individuals with respiratory conditions in the household, more frequent cleaning may be necessary.
How long does air duct cleaning take?
The duration of air duct cleaning can vary depending on factors such as the size of the property, the complexity of the duct system, and the level of contamination. On average, a thorough air duct cleaning process can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. However, it's important to prioritize quality over speed to ensure a comprehensive cleaning.
Can I clean my air ducts myself?
While there are DIY air duct cleaning kits available on the market, it is generally recommended to hire a professional for air duct cleaning. Professionals have the expertise, specialized equipment, and knowledge to effectively clean and address specific issues in the ductwork. They can ensure thorough cleaning while minimizing the risk of damage to the system or improper handling of contaminants.