You can also clean the air vents by turning off the power connected to the system. All you need to do is to unscrew the air vent covers and grills and clean the grates using a long brush. You can also use soap and water to get rid of stubborn grime and dust.
In this regard, what is the best way to clean ductwork?
For the best results, we recommend using a HEPA filtered vacuum. This will prevent dust from reentering the ducts as you’re cleaning. The hose should be long enough to reach far inside the ducts. Mold, mildew, dust, debris or spiderwebs could be hiding deep inside, so this is the only way to reach them.
People also ask, how do you clean and deodorize air ducts?
Combine 1/4 cup white vinegar with 2 cups water in a plastic spray bottle and shake vigorously. Spray the solution very lightly into the air duct. Don’t saturate the surface or allow any of the solution to drip down into the air duct. Allow the sprayed solution to dry.
What happens if you don’t clean your air ducts?
Over time, without proper air duct cleaning and maintenance, the moisture will start to grow mold and mildew. … If you have moldy air ducts, that mold is going to be blown all through your home or business. Not only is this going to create a musty, unpleasant smell, but eventually people will start to get sick.
All the germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew that you can’t see in your vents is certainly bad for your home’s indoor air (and for you!), which is why we recommend sanitization for every HVAC system we clean. While you may not be able to see what’s hiding in your ducts, it’s well worth getting them sanitized!
Air ducts are passageways that transport cooled and heated air throughout your house. Just like any other HVAC system, air ducts require regular maintenance to ensure maximum efficiency. As a general rule of thumb, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends air duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years.
Ductwork cleaning does not improve air flow (and can actually help impede it), does not permanently remove mold or odors, and, depending on the type of ductwork, actually cause damage. Consult a certified HVAC specialist to determine the best solution to maintain your ductwork.