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What to Look For in an Eco-Friendly Air Duct Cleaning Provider

Did you know that the air ducts in your home and business are a breeding ground for contaminants? Pollen, mould, animal dander, and droppings, are just some of the debris that can build up and flow throughout the air vents in your property. That build-up can also prevent the HVAC equipment from running properly. That’s why residential duct cleaning and commercial duct cleaning should be scheduled each year to keep the air fresh and clean, including the entire HVAC system performing optimally. 

Why Do You Need Eco-Friendly Duct Cleaning?

Residential Duct Cleaning

Your home’s air ducts can get dirty fast. The air in your house can go from clean to dirty within just a few months, especially if you haven’t had a duct cleaning recently or your filter changed. It’s not just dust that’s building up in the ducts, either. All sorts of nasty contaminants, including rodent and insect droppings, your pet’s fur and dander, and harmful mould can also be growing in there. Eventually, the particles will be released into your home through the vents, reducing your indoor air quality and even impacting the health of you and your family. 

If you live in an apartment or condominium, the situation can be even more dire. Not only do you not know when the vents were last cleaned, but they are often part of a building-wide HVAC system, meaning you are breathing in contaminants that are coming from ducts connected to the surrounding units. Regular residential duct cleaning can improve the air quality and efficiency of the equipment, but the methods used will differ on how much. For example, chemical cleaning methods will get the vents squeaky clean, but they’ll also add to the contaminants in your air. A chemical-free and eco-friendly option is safer for you, your family, customers, and the environment. 

Commercial Duct Cleaning

There are several commercial duct cleaning companies out there, but a majority of them use harmful chemicals to remove contaminants and allergens. These toxic chemicals are not only dangerous to the health of the staff but also to the customers and clients who visit the property. Some are also highly corrosive and can cause more harm than good to your HVAC system. It’s important to hire a team that uses environmentally safe materials and equipment to ensure that your ducts are cleaned efficiently and that no harmful toxins are used during the process,  

How To Find An Eco-Friendly Duct Cleaning Provider?

Not all duct cleaning companies offer eco-friendly options. That’s why it’s important that you spend some time doing the necessary due diligence before hiring a provider. To narrow down your search, start by checking their website to see if they advertise any offers for “eco-friendly” residential duct cleaning or commercial duct cleaning services. You should also still dig a little further to see what type of equipment and chemicals they use that constitute to “eco-friendly” services. The last thing you want to do is to hire a company that is simply greenwashing – making misleading claims about offering environmental services and products – when in fact, their processes are still harmful. For example, if you see that the company uses chemical biocides, you’ll want to pass on them and look for a company that uses actual green methods like suction instead. 

Why Choose Power Vac of Ottawa?

At Power Vac of Ottawa, we use truck-mounted vacuum systems that create negative pressure in your ducts to sucks out all the guck from your HVAC system quickly and efficiently, leaving no debris behind. Once the HVAC system has been cleaned out, we ensure everything is properly sealed and balanced so that you have safe, clean, fresh air circulating at all times.

Contact us today to learn more about our eco-friendly residential duct cleaning and commercial duct cleaning services.