Dirty duct work is the hidden, nasty culprit behind many malfunctioning heating and air conditioning systems. But not only do unclean ducts hamper the efficiency and effectiveness of an HVAC system, they can also cause health issues for the occupants of a house. Dirty ducts can spread dust, dirt and other contaminants through the air you breathe. That’s why Southern Air offers comprehensive duct cleaning services.
Look at this picture to the right. Can you believe you might be breathing this stuff in? But this is what a duct that has been collecting dirt and grime for a long time looks like – a perfect breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria. And if you hire a service provider that attempts to clean this duct with
inadequate equipment, they could inadvertently release even more pollutants into your home. Even worse, improper duct cleaning procedures can result in damage to your ducts or entire HVAC system, which could lead to costly repairs and increased utility bills.
Now look at this picture. This is what a duct system cleaned by the professionals at Southern Air looks like. That’s because we employ and train highly competent individuals to best serve your needs. Upon arriving at your home our lead technician will walk through and count the registers in your home while explaining the process to be used in cleaning your system.
Regarding that process – we use something called “source removal duct cleaning,” which is considered the best method for relieving indoor air quality problems and is the only method endorsed by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). We use high velocity compressed air along with a high volume vacuum system to dislodge contaminates and pull them from your home. We also use specially designed air whips, air sweeps and rotary brushes designed to ensure proper removal of contaminates. All grills, registers, diffusers and pienums are cleaned and sanitized. After the cleaning, an EPA-approved sanitizer is fogged through the system, killing mold, bacteria and fungus.
Duct inspection is part of our seasonal tune-up service. If duct cleaning is necessary, we’ll let you know then. In the meantime, if you’re in Shreveport, Alexandria or any of the surrounding areas and are experiencing any issues with your HVAC system—contact us today. We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure your entire system works properly, and that your ducts are spotless.