How do you clean duct work?

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  • Susan Susan on Jan 29, 2018
    Unless you’ve done major sanding type work in house, I just use my vacuum hose and open returns and vacuum what I can. My hvac guy told me That was good enough.
  • Karen Smith Karen Smith on Jan 29, 2018>home improvement
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 29, 2018
    Your HVAC guy should have professional equipment for this, but if its just the vent areas, I take off the vent covers, and use a vacuum hose attachment to clean that area. Be sure to duct tape any heads on as you don't want to lose them down the duct.
  • William William on Jan 29, 2018
    Replace your filter every month. That is all you need. Duct cleaning is a rip off. The amount of build up in the duct is so minimal. They do need to be cleaned if there was any major construction work done and they weren't covered.
  • Gracie Gracie on Jan 29, 2018
    I was going to have mine done and the company I called actually told me that there was no need. Now your dryer vent is another story - that should be cleaned out periodically.

  • Cathymcarty Cathymcarty on Dec 27, 2020

    i live in an apt. it was recently remolded , they have not clean the air ducts since2004 !

    • William William on Dec 27, 2020

      Depending on the what was remodeled they may not need cleaning. If it just involved new flooring, cabinetry, painting etc., then they do not cleaning. If it was a gut job with new drywall, insulation, debri etc., then they may need some cleaning. Contractors usually cover vents to prevent any loose debri to get pulled into ductwork

  • Cathymcarty Cathymcarty on Jan 06, 2021

    thank you william!

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