Air Duct Cleaning FAQ

What are the benefits of professional air duct cleaning?

The primary advantages to professional air duct cleaning include better air quality, less air pollution/toxins, lower utility expenses, more consistent airflow, and fewer allergies.

What should you expect when you get your air ducts cleaned?

Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning has an array of tools to identify the root cause of dirty air ducts. Our technicians use specialized techniques to dislodge bacteria, dirt, debris, and even the worst stuff located deep inside your system’s interior. After thoroughly sanitizing everything, they replace customer-provided air filters, and finish by checking current performance levels for damage, leaks, or faults.

How often should air ducts be cleaned?

The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends thorough air duct cleaning about every three to five years. You may, however, wish to do this more often if you own pets or have residents with allergies or respiratory conditions. This helps eliminate harmful air pollutants such as pollen, dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, and construction/renovation dust.

How long does it take?

Many of our service tasks take only one to three hours to finish. It can last longer, however, if you own a very large property, haven’t received cleaning in quite some time, or own several pets.

Does cleaning require the ductwork to be replaced?

Most of the time, your air ducts just need a thorough cleaning. However, you may need to replace them in certain circumstances. If so, we can refer another professional for that, which would include a third-party fee.

Can I clean my dryer vent by myself?

While it’s possible to at least partially clean a dryer vent, we recommend calling a professional for better results. That’s because you need specialized equipment to get into the ductwork, which is impossible for most homeowners.

When should you clean your air ducts?

These are the signs you should call a professional for air duct cleaning: You notice substantial, visible organic growth inside hard surface ducts (e.g., sheet metal) or on other HVAC components. You’ve had recent construction or home renovation. Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects). Ducts are clogged with excessive dust, debris, and/or your supply registers are releasing particles into your home. Your walls appear darker or lighter than normal, possibly because of dust collection.

What are air ducts?

These are the passageways for air to flow through your building’s ventilation system. Your HVAC equipment forces either cold or warm air through these passageways.

How do air ducts become dirty?

This happens over time from normal usage. After a while, your air filters cannot contain all dirt, debris, and contaminants on their own. Just as you would need to change filters, it’s also wise to clean and sanitize the ducts themselves.

Do dirty air ducts affect allergies?

Yes, dirty air ducts can contribute to allergy symptoms, respiratory/pulmonary problems, and other adverse side effects.

Does dirty ventilation increase my utility bills?

Yes, clogged vents will inevitably force your AC and heaters to blow air harder, which requires more energy, leading to subsequently higher power bills.

How does Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning help?

You can rely on us for prompt and effective cleaning for air ducts and dryer vents. This is a service we offer to residential and commercial clients in locations like Sarasota, Tampa, Bradenton, and Pinellas.