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Cleaning Flex Ducts

Feb 16, 2021 | air duct cleaning, air ducts, cleaning

Who Can Clean Flex Ducts?

Recently, we got a call from a homeowner in Ogden looking to get some duct cleaning done. They’d called several businesses and none of them could do the job they needed. They were desperate to find someone and when we told them we could do it, they were thrilled. But why couldn’t anyone else clean their vents? It’s because their home used flex ducts.

What Are Flex Ducts?

Flex ducts are a type of ventilation that’s more flexible, hence the name. It’s lightweight, easy to install, fully insulated, and more efficient for your HVAC system. Naturally, it’s becoming a lot more popular for newer buildings to install flex ducts as a part of their ventilation rather than use older styles.

That said, flex ducting does tend to be more fragile than regular duct work and that can make it harder to clean. The brushes and machines used by other cleaning companies can easily crack, or cut through the layers of the duct work if they pick up construction debris or other items, potentially ruining it and needing repairs.

Why Can We Clean Flex Ducts When Others Have A Hard Time?

Why can we clean flex duct work when others can’t? Because we don’t use harsh brushes. We use a new type of duct cleaning technology that uses vacuums and air pressure to remove dirt and debris from vents. Since there’s nothing in the system to brush against the ducts’ walls, nothing breaks it

Breaks In the Duct-Work

Breaks in Flex DuctsWe have an additional advantage of being able to use cameras to inspect the inside of the ducts for other problems. Mice can chew through flex ducts, you see. If they do, it creates a way for pests to get inside, or at the very least reduces the efficiency of your HVAC. Our cameras can go through and spot problems like this, letting you know exactly what the problem is.  You can quickly repair them to make the most out of your HVAC. Your HVAC contractor can easily fix these problems and an exterminator will remove any rats or other pests invading your ducts.

And don’t think that just because you’ve got old-fashioned stiff duct-work, you’re safe. We’ve found holes in older duct-work, too. The brushes of older duct cleaning systems can damage those as well. But our system won’t put your ducts at risk

Many Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

There are lots of ways air duct cleaning can help. If you want to read up on that, there are four in particular that most of our clients mention. The biggest advantage is just being able to breathe easily. Our system is designed to clean your duct work without damaging your HVAC or hurting its performance. If it’s been a while since you cleaned your ducts, or you’re worried something might have gotten into them, get in touch with us. We’ll go in with our cameras and see what’s going on in your duct-work. If we spot anything, we’ll let you know what you can do to fix it. And if there’s nothing else wrong, we can clean it out for you so you’ve got plenty of good air to breath!


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