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Our company is committed to following national standards to ensure that our customers are getting the quality and value they pay for when they have their ducts cleaned. We ensure that a NADCA Certified technician is on every job and that the cleaning is performed according to those standards. Our technicians are also required to participate in ongoing training and they pass certification testing each year.
The main difference is the cubic feet per minute or CFM ratings. Most portables are between 2,000-5,000cfm. Our trucks are rated at 12,000-15,000. The suction on our truck vacuum is extremely powerful so when combined with the whips and rods plus our compressed air system we can ensure we will get anything that isn't a part of the duct out. We are happy to provide evidence of our quality service with before and after pictures.
Another difference with the truck-mounted system is that the dust, dirt, and debris are removed entirely from your home when we clean it. There is no need for a HEPA filter that recirculates “cleaned” air back into your house. Our hoses carry everything out to a receptacle in the truck where it can be disposed of properly.
NADCA recommends every 3-5 years. Or after construction or remodels. If someone in your home has severe allergies or respiratory-related issues you may want to consider doing it more frequently.
Annual cleaning of your dryer vent is recommended to ensure a clear line and optimal dryer performance.
If you notice an excessive amount of dust that accumulates rapidly, that can be a sign that the dust is being circulated through the vents. You can also remove a vent cover and shine a flashlight into the line. If you see dust or debris, there is a good chance it is distributed throughout the ducting. Return vents are typically dustier than supply vents.
A return is typically a larger vent that draws air in and takes it back or “returns” it to the furnace to be heated/cooled. They are usually located at the base of a wall. An average home has 2-4 return vents