Do you have a lot of head colds? Do you have dust related asthma/allergies? Do you dust way too often? Are you dusting every day? Duct cleaning will probably help you.
An average-sized home with 10 registers or less and good access to the ducts requires 1 technician at least 3 hours to clean thoroughly. Unless you have a very small system, any cleaning that takes less than 2 hours may not have been a thorough cleaning.
Remove one of your cold air return vent covers. Use a flashlight and mirror to inspect the duct interior. These ducts will be the dirtiest. Turn off your furnace. Look at the filter and fan area. If there’s dust even as thick as a layer of saran wrap there, it’s reducing the air flow efficiency of your furnace by up to 20%. Your ducts need cleaning.
If the vent openings were not covered with plastic during construction or remodeling, sawdust, sheetrock dust, and other construction debris can enter the duct system. When you first begin operating the furnace you may experience avery dusty beginning in your new home. We typically find and remove all types of construction debris, if they’ve never been cleaned before!
There are only two ways soot can get in your ducts. If you have a cracked furnace interior, a lot of soot will get directly into the ducts. Carbon monoxide, may also be coming into your home. Your chimney or pipe connecting to the chimney may be dirty/plugged and the soot is coming out on the floor near your furnace where it’s being pulled back into the fan and then up into your ducts. Call us and we can inspect your chimney. Call your furnace company. Make sure your furnace is not damaged and is operating correctly. You may want to call your insurance company and notify them of the soot problem. Don’t ignore the problem as it will probably get worse. Soot is corrosive so it should be removed as soon as possible from carpet, walls, and belongings. It is also very difficult to remove without the proper training and equipment. We need to clean your air ducts before the rest of your home is cleaned.
Truck-mounted vacuum combined with high pressure air is the recognized standard for the air duct cleaning industry. The care and time the duct cleaning technician takes is very important.
We recommend that your ducts be inspected and/or cleaned every 5 years and more frequently if you have special needs.
We have been cleaning residential and commercial air duct systems since 1990.
We do not clean these types of systems.
Yes, your furnace will have to be turned off while we are cleaning your air ducts.
The National Air Duct Cleaning Association recommends every four to five years or more often if you have lots of dust or health concerns.
An average duct cleaning with 10 to 12 vents requires approximately 3 to 4 hours with one technician, somewhat less time with two technicians.
Your ducts may need to be cleaned if:
*Note: If you want to see for yourself what is in your ducts, remove one of your cold air return covers and look into the vent with a mirror and flashlight. You should be able to view the accumulated dirt, dust and cobwebs!
We often find original construction debris such as sheetrock dust and sawdust inside the ducts, as well as other construction debris.
If you had the floors or walls sanded, did cement or sheetrock work, you may want to have your ducts cleaned, because we often find a lot of sheetrock dust, sawdust as well as other construction debris in the ducts.
*Note: Cleaning the ducts with a combination of high pressure air and truck-mounted vacuum system is the industry-recognized standard recommended by both the National Air Duct Cleaning Association and the Duct Cleaners Network. Black Goose is the only company in all of NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin with a duct cleaning vacuum truck.
Black Goose technicians use a borescope to view duct interiors and a digital camera to record photos, as needed.