Do you have poor indoor air quality? Yes, you need air duct cleaning. You can make an attempt to clean the air ducts with the help of following DIY steps-
Cover the register with paper towels
Well, when you start with the cleaning work, it is better to cover the register with a paper towel. This is done because while cleaning the duct system, the debris may get into your house and registers. So, save yourself from extra work and cover it all with the help of a paper towel.
Turn on the air duct system to move the dust along with cleaning
Now, while cleaning, it is best to switch on the fan, or air duct system. The option of cool/ hot must be kept off as you only need the pressure from the fan. This pressure eventually helps to push the dirt and dust towards the shop vac, making it easier for you to clean.
Change the old filter
We all know that while you use your air duct system on a regular basis, all the filters block the dust and dirt. This does not allow the debris to get inside the complete systems. Thus, the filter acts as a shield and collects all the dirt. Due to its use for a longer period of time, it may get old and filthy. Under such condition, it is better to change the old filter for better working of the air duct system.
Loosen airborne dust particles in your duct vents
You can loosen the airborne dust particles in your duct vent with the help of a vacuum cleaner or the back portion of the brush which you may have been using to clean the dust.
Clean the register and duct vent using sanitizer
If needed, and if the accumulated dust particles are too much, you can also use an organic and non-toxic sanitizer to clean the duct vent and register. For this, just mix water and sanitizer of a good brand in an equal ratio. Dip a cotton cloth in this mixture and swipe the parts with this cloth. You will see that all the dirt particles and unseen germs have gone.
Vacuum clean the interior of your duct
You may also use a vacuum cleaner to clean several parts present inside your duct. This is because you may not be able to reach the inner parts of the duct system. Thus, under such condition, it is better to use a vacuum cleaner as it can suck away debris efficiently with its air pressure.
Clean the return air vents
Once you are done with cleaning the registers and other parts, turn your attention to the return air vents. Clean them too with the help of a brush or a sanitizer.
Sanitize the entire duct systems using Tee Tree Oil
The best sanitizer you can use while cleaning the duct system is Tee tree Oil. This oil is perfect to remove all kinds of unseen germs and bacteria which may breed due to the dust and dirt.
Deodorize the duct-works if needed
Due to the presence of dirty particles, a foul smell may develop inside the air duct system. When you are done cleaning the air duct system, you can use a room freshener or your favourite deodorant in order to deodorize the room and the ductwork system as well.
If you need help, call Spotless Duct Cleaning
Also, if you find any difficulty in any of the above mentioned steps, you can freely call Spotless Duct Cleaning customer service. We are present at your service and have answers to all your queries. We are just a call away.