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Air Duct Cleaning Services in Columbia, SC by Fulmer Heating & Cooling
You probably don’t think about your ducts that much. That’s not much of a surprise, considering how unobtrusive air ducts are supposed to be. Despite that, however, air ducts are in need of professional services as much as any other part of your home. One of those professional services is air duct cleaning. Fulmer Heating & Cooling offers a full range of air duct cleaning services throughout Columbia, SC. If you need air duct cleaning services, be sure to call and schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality technicians. We’ll make sure that your air ducts, and by extension your air itself, are kept in good shape.
Fulmer Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive air duct cleaning services throughout Columbia, SC.
Why You Need Air Duct Cleaning
You may not think that your air ducts are in all that much need of cleaning. However, that’s just because you aren’t aware of the dangers of airborne contaminants. The air in the average home is full of millions and millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, dirt, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Normally, your body can easily defend against these contaminants since they are in low concentrations. However, these contaminants have a tendency to build up in the air ducts. When you turn on a forced air system, all of these contaminants are circulated around your house at once. This makes it much more likely for you to get sick from exposure to the increased dosage of contaminants.
The buildup of things like dust and dirt in your ducts can also insulate the ducts over time. This makes it harder for air to flow through the ducts, decreasing the efficiency of your forced air systems. Cleaning out your ducts at least once a year not only makes you healthier, but saves you money as well.
Methods Used in Air Duct Cleaning
There are many different kinds of air ducts, and a fair few different duct cleaning methods. Sheet metal ducts are perhaps the easiest to clean. Every exit from the duct network is sealed except for one. A large blower door is attached to the sole remaining opening, and then sucks all of the contaminants out of the air ducts. If you have flex or fiberboard ducts, though, things become a bit trickier.
You can’t just vacuum out ducts that aren’t made of sheet metal, since those other materials tend to have nooks and crannies for contaminants to get stuck in. Instead, a special set of brush attachments is used to manually clean out the system.
We Offer Comprehensive Air Duct Cleaning Services
It is not recommended that you try to clean out your ducts yourself. The ducts in your home can be difficult to get to, and you’re going to need special equipment to do the job properly. It would be much easier to trust a professional to handle everything for you. Fulmer Heating & Cooling offers a full range of air duct cleaning services throughout Columbia, SC. If you need air duct cleaning services of any kind, give us a call today and schedule an appointment.