worker cleans air ducts

Did you know that indoor air quality could be far worse than outdoor air quality? According to the EPA, it could be 2 to 5 times more threatening than the outdoor air quality.

Air flows in and out of air ducts all day. These ducts collect dust and pollutants in them which are damaging to our health and far more threatening for patients with asthma. It might also trigger certain allergies and could be a risk to heart patients.

According to statistics, because of the harmful pollutants in the air, one out of five Americans suffer from allergies. So, it’s clear that dust and pollutants are everywhere in your house and even if you clean the room by yourself, the air ducts in your house require cleaning by some highly trained technicians on a regular basis.

Reason for Indoor Dust Accumulation

You might be wondering why dust accumulates in air ducts.

Because of tighter living spaces, the air circulation is slowed down a little and hence dust particles get stuck into our ventilation system.

The pets in our houses, the use of perfumes and deodorants, and the dust particles sitting on our floor carpets might lead to the building up of contaminants in the air ducts which are not easily removable and hence require services from a professional.

The Process of  Cleaning Air Ducts

The process is explained in the following steps:

1. Pre-Inspection

The first step of cleaning the ducts is pre-inspection, which is an important step for getting ideal results. 

air duct pre inspection

The technicians will inspect the ducts, assess the situation, and plan accordingly.

2. Negative Pressure using Vacuums

After inspecting, the real cleaning process begins. The technicians produce negative pressure using a large and powerful vacuum system that blows away the dirt. They attach the vacuum’s hose to ducts, close all the supply openings and clean all ducts, one after the other. This process is also called basic cleaning.

air duct cleaning process

3. Process Agitation

After using the negative pressure technique, tools like a rotating brush are used to clear any settled and stubborn dust. The brushes will force the dust to move into the air, so it can be sucked by high pressure.

4. Finishing the process

Once this process is done, the HVAC system is inspected and if there is still some dust left, it is removed by the team.

Why Choose AusTex for Air Duct Cleaning Service?

AusTex Duct Cleaning offers a unique approach to cleaning your entire air duct system. To ensure customer satisfaction, we show the clients before and after images and videos of air ducts. After the air duct cleaning part is done, our technicians also clear up any mess produced in the process and leave the space tidy and clean. We also offer high-quality, quick, and effective services like Dryer Vent Cleaning, Attic Insulation, and Chimney Repairs.

Our team ensures customer satisfaction and is considered among the best cleaning companies in Austin with the highest ratings.

For further assistance, give us a call at +1 512-522-0569 or schedule an appointment with us to get the best and most reliable cleaning services from our team.

Precautionary Measure to Improve the Quality of Air

One can avoid air ducts contamination by taking these precautionary measures

  • Regularly dust your furniture especially sofas and beds with foams. Using door mats is a good idea.
  • Air Duct Cleaning is quite useful in getting rid of mold produced by fungi over time.
  • The filters should be changed every 2 to 3 months, if not possible, then use electrostatic filters that require no replacing and could be cleaned by simple washing.
  • air filters

  • It is recommended to get the air ducts cleaned every 18 to 24 months.
  • Only hire a team of experienced technicians to remove the dust and debris from the air ducts.

Bad Air Duct Examples:

As we know the air flows in and out of the vents producing moisture on surfaces. Because of the moisture, the mold grows in the air duct. The following image shows growing mold in an air duct which is a common problem in Austin and surrounding areas.

Air vent with mold

Ideal Air Duct Examples

Before and after of Air Duct Cleaning Service

Imagine breathing in the air, flowing from these types of ducts shown in the before image.

The after image shows us that once the service is done, there is no dust and debris left in the duct, and clean air can flow from the ducts.

Before and after of Air Duct Cleaning Service 1

This is a more clear image of the settled dust which could only be removed using high-pressure vacuums and rotating brushes. The second image shows a much cleaner air duct, after the service.