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Your air ducts are responsible for circulating air throughout your Tampa, Florida, home. We expect ducts to deliver fresh, clean air that’s free of debris, but this doesn’t always happen. Duct cleaning can help remove irritants from your ducts so you can breathe easier. Though this isn’t necessary for all homes, in many houses it is worth it.

How Duct Cleaning Works

Duct cleaning should always be done by a professional. This task requires a great deal of equipment that you can’t access easily or affordably for a DIY job. A professional HVAC technician will clean your ducts using a selection of brushes and vacuum equipment to pull dust and debris from the ductwork. Ventilation equipment and containment barriers will keep dirt and pollutants contained during this process.

Your technician will also perform basic maintenance during the duct cleaning. This includes cleaning the fan motor, heat exchanger, coils, drain pan, blower, and other key components of your HVAC system. Thoroughly cleaning all parts of the system helps ensure efficient and long-lasting results from your duct cleaning.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning will remove built-up dirt, debris, and irritants from your ductwork and thus from your air. Duct cleanings are particularly important in homes that have suffered water contamination, rodent or insect infestations, or had recent renovation work. Cigarette smoke and pets will create additional irritants that may accumulate in your ducts if they aren’t properly filtered. If an inspection of your ducts reveals no built-up contaminants, a duct cleaning is probably unnecessary. 

If you have family members who suffer from asthma, allergies, or frequent illnesses, a duct cleaning may help alleviate symptoms they experience in the home. A duct cleaning can also help to get rid of strange odors, and may even help you save some money

If you’re interested in scheduling a duct cleaning for your home, or learning more about the process that we use to clean ducts, contact ServiceMaster Restore at 813-603-2001. We’ll help you explore whether duct cleaning is the right choice for your home.

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