How Does Air Duct Cleaning Work?

12302635_sThere are two ways of cleaning your air ducts, and both are equally effective, and both require a trained and qualified technician to do the right way. One system is connected into the air ducting to provide suction, and then a high-pressure air hose is passed through the ducting to vacuum up dirt, fluff, grime, dust, and allergens. The other system works essentially the same way, though there’s also a brushing system that runs through the ducting as it vacuums. A good cleaning must include the following things:

  • Clean all the registers inside the home
  • Cleaning the furnace fan
  • Cleaning inside all the air duct tubing
  • Cleaning the interior of the heating and ventilating system
  • Cleaning the coils inside the system

Finally, after everything has been cleaned, a disinfectant can be fogged throughout the cleaned system to eliminate any mold, bacteria, or dust mites that might remain.


Cleaning the entire air duct system of a home should take about three to five hours, at minimum, depending on the size of the house, of course. If a home is large and has more than one heating and cooling system, or the system is located on the roof, it can take longer. At Rugbusters we’re happy to send out one of our trained specialists in air duct cleaning to examine your system and give you a free estimate

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