Even though conducting regular cleaning on the vent, duct and dryer vent in one’s home is of importance, many people tend to ignore this area in their homes. Specifically, not having your dryer vent cleaned is a very small thing that can have a lot of damage to your property. This is damned to cause inefficient drying of clothes and at the same time cause rise in your bills on energy. On the other end, air duct happens to be an important part when it comes to regular home maintenance and needs regular cleaning as well. However, there are certain things that one has to look for in order to determine when your vent or duct needs cleaning.
Air ducts are the system parts designed in a way to enhance addition or removal of heat from a home in order to make the home comfortable. In a basic air duct is supply ducts meant to distribute air to the space trough conditioning and they require having a temperature control. Other types of ducts are the return ducts which enhances air return to the system for filtration and reconditioning. Various duct types are made of different kind of materials like the sheet metal, flex and board. Therefore, it is wise that an individual know the type of duct used in their system to be able to determine the right cleaning time.
Cleaning of air ducts is advocated for to be after every two years. Still, there are some things that are recommended for but technicians for individuals to look before making decisions on the cleaning. The first sign of the need to clean an air duct involves one doing more than the usual dusting on the duct. Again having a collection of dust at the side of the grills may be a sign of need for cleaning. If such signs are observed, then one requires consulting a professional for cleaning and evaluation. Check also to make sure that there is no mold problem. Molds should be avoided at all costs as they are a threat to the inhabitants’ health by causing respiratory problems. Filters need to be in good conditions such as having a large surface area and pleats. It’s of importance to ensure that the whole system is cleaned including the air handler as this increases durability.
It is necessary to do regular cleaning on the dryer vent. Failure of the system may be associated with the lint failure to respect the gravitational force hence causing air blockage. Thus the system needs cleaning once per year for efficiency.
One can adopt two ways of cleaning. At first, you can engage the suction method in the whole system In the second method, the entire duct is cleaned by use of a vacuum hose.