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Duct Cleaning

Preserve and protect the duct work in your home and business. You’ll improve air quality, and save energy.

Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. When your HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you want and increases the amount of fresh clean air you breathe.

Duct Cleaning and Maintenance Services

Power Vac has the knowledge, and experience for all types of residential and commercial duct cleaning, no matter the building. Our sophisticated technologies work to ensure that your investment is protected, along with your ductwork. A thorough visual inspection is performed to verify the cleanliness of your heating and cooling system. Trust in the professionals, we are a NADCA certified company.

Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans, fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.

Powerfully Equipped to Clean Residential Ducts

Now that you understand the benefits of residential duct cleaning, you want to make sure it is done right. Power Vac of Ottawa uses a truck-mounted vacuum unit that delivers 15,000 to 25,000 cubic feet per minute of suction to create negative pressure in your ducts. An eight-inch vacuum hose is used to apply suction to isolated zones. Compressed air in combination with the scorpion whip package or power ball delivers up to 250 pounds per square inch of compressed air to the interior of the duct work. Dust and debris is removed from the duct system, zone by zone, until the entire system is thoroughly cleaned. Our staff make sure every job is done thoroughly and correctly. Duct sealing, balancing, and insulation efforts can also work to protect and preserve your home’s duct work, while saving energy.

Duct Sealing

Leaks in the duct work for heating and cooling systems can be costly. Duct work often leaks through seams at the joints between the duct work components, or through other connections such as elbows. Sealing the duct work prevents the warm or cool air from leaking, allowing more of the treated air to reach each room. Duct Sealing is a cost effective way to improve a heating and cooling system’s efficiency.

Duct Balancing

Duct balancing helps ensure proper air flow to each room in the house. Closed, partially opened, and fully opened dampers control the air flow to each vent. Balancing these internal mechanisms will balance the airflow throughout a home for consistent temperature.

Insulation Remediation

Removing attic insulation is the first step in our integrated attic-cleaning solution. If your attic has old or dirty insulation, it may need to be replaced. Old attic insulation is often inefficient and could lead to unnecessarily high energy bills. Dirty attic insulation, on the other hand, could have been the result of pests like rodents and birds that contaminated the insulation, which can lead to an unhealthy home. If either of these situations are the case, it’s time to remove insulation from attic spaces to maximize the safety and energy-efficiency of your house.

How to know if you need your ducts cleaned

Do you own an animal that sheds? Have you just bought a house? Have you had major renovations done recently? Are dust particles appearing on furniture shortly after household cleaning? Has it been more than five years since you last had your ducts cleaned? Chances are your ducts require service. Call Power Vac today for a telephone consultation with one of our highly experienced team members to learn more about how we can improve your in-home air quality.

Power Vac has the experience and tools to properly inspect your commercial ductwork to ensure an informed decision is made about whether or not to have your commercial air ducts cleaned.

Ideal for Large Commercial Buildings

At Power Vac of Ottawa, our modern equipment enables us to provide a number of industrial and commercial duct cleaning services to commercial complexes such as office buildings, schools, hospitals, retirement homes, retail space, and government buildings. The first step is the HVAC inspection. Our cameras can scan up to 100 feet from the point of entry during an on-site inspection of the duct system. We can also videotape the interior of the ducts, which allows us to review and analyze the system at any time. After inspection, in combination with our portable HVAC vacuums, we clean the entire HVAC system, efficiently and completely. Operators continually review the video footage to ensure that all contaminants are removed. Using attachments such as the rotary brushes will dislodge any debris and blow it towards the vacuum, where it can be removed through a HEPA filter and deposited in a self-contained dust hopper. Once the HVAC system has been thoroughly cleaned, the access doors and panels are sealed in accordance with tthe NADCA’s guidelines to ensure the system is air-tight.

Small Commercial Buildings

Our team of HVAC professionals is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and is ready to perform a thorough duct cleaning in your commercial building. Our truck-mounted equipment, including a large vacuum hose, is designed to reach all zones, leaving your ductwork like-new. Whether selecting our vacuum treatment, Scorpion Whip Package or Power Ball treatment, we can target your entire duct system with as much as 25,000 cubic feet per minute of suction inside the ducts and up to 250 pounds of compressed air. Say goodbye to the dust and debris in your ducts, and welcome fresh, clean air into your commercial building once again.

High-rises, Condominiums and Apartments

High-rise buildings offer a unique challenge – access. Since heavy duty trucks cannot access the higher levels, we use powerful self-contained, portable vacuums. The two-module systems can easily be taken up or down stairs. They are fully assembled and can be easily detached to be carried by hand. They work to remove all debris from the HVAC system and filter it through a HEPA filter to prevent contaminants from being released into the air. The are equipped with a three stage filtration system, 99.97% HEPA final filter, backward curved AT Gold blowers, and high-efficiency motors.

How often should you have your ducts cleaned?

How often you should have your commercial ducts cleaned depends on the type building. We recommend they be checked at the 5 year point to determine how much debris has built up and to make an informed decision about whether the ducts need to be cleaned.

Reduce the Risk of a Dryer Fire!

One of the most common causes of dryer fires is lack of maintenance. Dryers must exhaust their hot air. Lint build up can restrict airflow to the outside of the house which can cause the dryer to overheat and possibly lead to fire. Have your dryer cleaned regularly by a professional. Contact us today!

What Can You Do?

Regular inspection of your dryer venting system is the first step to safety. Inspect the venting behind your dryer to confirm there are no restrictions or damages. Inspect the exterior vent cap for lint, debris or any other obstruction. Refrain from using wire screen as a method to keep critters out as this can lead to clogging and air flow restriction.

The Facts!

An estimated 16,800 reported U.S. nonconfined or confined home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines (including combination washer/dryers) resulted in 51 civilian deaths, 380 civilian injuries, and $236 million in direct property damage. -Claims of The NFPA in 2010

Why Hire Us?

We have the tools and the training to identify unforeseen problems and remove 100% of the lint in your venting system. We use professional brushes, compressors, vacuums and blowers. The direct result is a reduction in your dryer cycle times and energy bill. Don’t put your family at risk – CONTACT US today!

HVAC Defined

HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; also heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. If your ducts are dirty, you’re breathing in dirty air every time you step through the door! If you think you may need our duct cleaning services, please contact us for a free no-obligation phone consultation and get an honest quote.

Get in Touch.

PO Box 1120 Richmond, Ontario K0A 2Z0 P: 613-733-2364 info@powervacofottawa.ca