Anyone clean their coils with a steam cleaner? Anyone recommend one?


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Old 04-08-11, 01:41 PM
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Anyone clean their coils with a steam cleaner? Anyone recommend one?

I've paid people $500 to put some chemicals on mine and it still dripped into the duct after a month and cleaned it myself with the cans of spray foam with same results. I want to get one of those portable steam vapor cleaners and totally clean out the coil. Has anyone done this before and can recommend one? Thanks
 
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Old 04-08-11, 02:01 PM
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You can ruin the seals in the compressor by using steam to clean the coils. To much pressure build up! Coil cleaner is the best
 
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Old 04-08-11, 02:22 PM
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Steam will do little to clean a coil.
You need to loosen and dislodge the dirt from between the coils and flush it away with plenty of water..
There are cleaners that say you only have to spray it on an let'er go but those are erroneous claims.

I would charge close to $500.00 to clean a stubborn coil on a residential a/c but that would include removing the refrigerant, removing the coil from the furnace to clean properly and then reinstall it.

The problem with cleaning a badly plugged coil in place is you can not get enough water on it.
I have found that if before you wash a coil you take a stiff brush and wipe it in the same direction as the fins you will remove a good portion of the dirt.
If you do not do this you will push the dirt into the coil and make a mess!

What did they do for $500.00?
 
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Old 04-11-11, 12:08 PM
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Hey Greg

For $500 they sprayed some cleaner on it and left. I didn't know what to expect. I should have called around to ask a professional what will be done.
 
 

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