Dealing with Air Duct Dust06/25/2014 Back To Blog
There are few things more frustrating than performing air duct maintenance and realizing that there was more to it than met the eye. You can never really tell how bad the vents or ducts can get until you bring out your screwdriver and carefully remove the screws to see what’s inside. While it might be easy to perform home air filter cleaning, maintenance when it comes to the vents is a different matter entirely. However, it is incredibly important to do this type of HVAC maintenance because if you do not you risk letting all of the dust and grime continue to be ventilated in the air – bad news no matter how aired out your home is.
So how exactly does one deal with all of the dust and grime that is present in the duct system? Being only comprised of completely hollow tubing, the entire system can get incredibly dirty without the proper maintenance, so it is important to always start early. Prevention is the key word here – if you prevent things from getting worse you will never have to deal with any big problems.
Gently knock the dust or grime loose from the tubes.
This is easier said than done, as the tubing can be very fragile depending on the type of duct. A small brush or even the upper end of a broom can be used, provided that you don’t knock things around too hard. After all, there is probably nothing worse than having to deal with air duct repair – or even perhaps air duct replacement because you managed to break the vent. From here on out, a vacuum cleaner can deal with the dust knocked loose.
As far as mold goes, it is best to use a cleaning solution, preferably one specifically made to deal with mold. Always keep these suggestions in mind and you will have absolutely no trouble dealing with the dust, grime or even mold in the vents.