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Clearing the Path: Preparing Your Home for Easy Access to Air Ducts

Regularly cleaning your HVAC system’s air ducts comes with multiple benefits. You will enjoy living in a cleaner environment, where less dust settles on your floor, furniture and bedding. You will reduce your exposure to indoor air pollutants such as bacteria, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, and other particles that can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Better yet, you will extend your HVAC appliances’ lifespans and improve their efficiency by making their jobs easier. That’s money well saved!


How Can You Speed Up Air Duct Cleaning?


Duct cleaning typically takes three to six hours depending on the size and accessibility of the HVAC system. However, it can take one to two days for larger homes. If you would like to make your HVAC technician’s job easier – and reduce the amount of time they must spend at your property – then making your air ducts easy to access is your best course of action. Here’s what you can do to prepare your home for the duct cleaning specialist’s arrival!


  • Remove furniture and clutter around vents. In order to fully clean your air ducts, the cleaner must hook up specialized equipment to all of their vents. If you have any pieces of furniture positioned around these outlets, move them out of the way before the cleaner comes to your home. Likewise, removing items such as laundry hampers, children’s toys and pet beds from areas immediately surrounding vents will only help your cleaner do their job more quickly.


  • Clear space surrounding furnace and air conditioner. A duct cleaning specialist doesn’t focus all of their attention on the vents. They will also need to access the furnace and AC in order to remove dust and other debris from the ventilation ducts. Help them service your HVAC system faster by removing any objects placed near these appliances. (Note that you should keep stored items at least 30 inches away from your furnace at all times, as well as maintain two to three feet of clearance around your AC unit. Doing so helps the appliances operate more safely and efficiently.)


  • Contain pets. A cat will probably not want to observe powerful vacuum equipment up close. A dog, on the other hand, may take a keen interest in the stranger who has entered their home. Your dog’s motives for investigating the duct cleaner’s activities may be pure, but they will not make the process go more smoothly. For the sake of convenience and everyone’s safety, it is best to keep pets secured in a room, crate or yard where they cannot access the cleaner or their equipment.


If you live in the greater Beresford or Sioux Falls, SD areas, contact Dan’s Drain & Duct Cleaning today for all your air duct cleaning needs. Our highly trained technicians will use state-of-the-art equipment to clean your ducts quickly, thoroughly, and without damaging your property or belongings. Your safety, comfort and convenience are our top priorities!

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