Why clean your ventilation and air ducts?

Duct cleaning refers to the process of cleaning the various components of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, including ducts, registers, grilles, diffusers and other components. The objective of air duct cleaning service is to remove dust, debris and other contaminants accumulated in the system to improve indoor air quality and system performance.


Is duct cleaning necessary?

The need for thorough duct cleaning depends on several factors: the age and condition of the system, the presence of indoor air quality problems such as allergens or pollutants, and the amount of system use. In general, duct cleaning is recommended every three to five years according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but this may vary according to individual circumstances.


What are the dangers of not cleaning your ducts? 

Failure to clean ventilation and air ducts can lead to a number of health and safety risks.

First of all, dirty ventilation ducts can harbor mold, bacteria, allergens and airborne contaminants that can affect indoor air quality and cause health problems such as allergies, throat and eye irritations, and respiratory disorders (e.g. asthma).


It’s all the more important for pet owners to take steps to minimize the build-up of hair and debris in ventilation ducts, such as regular brushing of pets, use of high-quality air filters, and periodic professional cleaning of ventilation ducts. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pets are a major source of dust, hair and other airborne allergens. So if you have pets, it’s a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned more frequently than the recommended average to prevent health problems and maintain your home’s indoor air quality.

Source : “Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?” (EPA, 2023)


What’s more, this build-up of dust and debris can also impede airflow through your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, which can affect system performance and increase energy consumption. In extreme cases, blocked ducts can even cause house fires.


Fire hazards: Did you know?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2021, there were more than 486,500 structural fires, resulting in more than 3,010 civilian deaths and more than 12,600 U.S. civilian injuries. Although ventilation ducts are not the main cause of fires, clogged ducts can contribute to the spread of fire and increase the risk of fire. It is therefore important to keep ventilation ducts clean and in good repair to minimize the risk of fire and ensure safety at home.

Source: “Fire Loss in the United States During 2014” (2014)

In summary, regular cleaning of ventilation ducts is important to maintain a healthy indoor environment (better air quality), improve the energy efficiency of the HVAC system and extend its lifespan.


What does duct cleaning involve?

Duct cleaning involves cleaning all the heating, cooling and ventilation elements in your home, including :

  • Cleaning supply and return ducts.
  • Central system components: coil cleaning, fan cleaning, plenum box cleaning.
  • Friction and suction for best results.
  • Disinfectant surface treatment of grilles.
  • Injection of antibacterial mist (Benefect).
  • Cleaning of premises.


Don’t underestimate the importance of contacting a specialist cleaning company

The configuration of ventilation ducts in walls and floors is complex. Rigid or flexible materials can be used to create them, and they are difficult to access. Cleaning these ducts yourself is not recommended, as it could damage them. A ventilation duct cleaning specialist offers specialized equipment for rigid and flexible duct types, using pulsation, suction and friction with precise tricks depending on the type of duct.


We collect dust via the dust collector, which is sealed to prevent the dispersion of house dust in the environment. All components inside the oven are thoroughly cleaned, including the air exchanger, air ducts, diffusers, air outlets and returns. An antibacterial treatment is then applied by fumigation.

It’s important to opt for professional cleaning, as technicians have the necessary tools and appropriate references.

It’s essential to take into consideration the presence of house dust, which can contain thousands of microbes, bacteria, viruses and infectious agents. Bye to dust!


How often should I get a complete cleaning of my ventilation ducts?

The frequency of cleaning depends on the level of use (and other factors such as having pets), but generally, it is recommended every 3 to 5 years.

Duraclim specializes in providing professional ventilation duct cleaning services for various sectors, including residential, commercial, and institutional settings.

Say NO to poor air quality! And YES to a healthy environment by keeping your ducts clean!


Contact our team to schedule your duct maintenance and benefit from our high-quality service at competitive prices. Reach out to one of our knowledgeable advisors to book an appointment now!


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