Cleaning air ducts. Something we really don’t pay much attention to until one day, you notice a lot of dust collecting on your furniture. You reluctantly dust, only to find the dust returns quicker than it should. Or maybe you drop something in one, open it up to find a large spiderweb that appears to have been there for longer than you want to know. My friend, it might be time to clean those air ducts.
While cleaning the ducts will certainly help, you won’t be able to get as deep of a cleaning as if you use an expert (ahem – like Leonard’s Air!), but it can be a great way to keep up with it in between regularly scheduled cleanings.
Three steps for cleaning air ducts
- Lift of unscrew the air duct covers from the ceiling, wall or floor. Wash with soap and warm and allow time to dry.
- After making sure the brush is firmly on the vacuum, vacuum the ducts as much as possible. Pro tip- you might consider renting a heavy-duty vacuum as most standard household vacuum aren’t powerful enough to clean deep into the crevices of the ducts. Just be sure it comes with a hose long enough to reach deep into your ducts. This is important, as there may be mold and mildew growing inside the air ducts.
- Using a damp microfiber cloth, reach down into the duct as far as possible to wipe clean. Since there will likely be a lot of buildup, especially if this will be your first time, you will likely want to rinse and repeat this step a few times to get as much dirt and grime out as possible.
It’s not the most glamorous job in the world, but it will help keep your home air clean, and prevent dust accumulation. If this still doesn’t sound like your idea of Sunday Funday, contact us to schedule a cleaning.