Cleaning duct system

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Old 10-12-06, 10:52 AM
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Question Cleaning duct system

Is it possible for one to clean their own ducts? If so, how? Is there a machine I can rent somwhere? thanks!
 
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Old 10-12-06, 11:41 AM
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No you will have to pay a company to do this.
 
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Old 10-12-06, 01:49 PM
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Make sure your blower wheel blades are clean. Use up to a MERV 5 air filter and put in a new one every 30 to 90 days. This will clean the duct for you. Forget the big machine . Not worth it

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Unless there is evidence of mold in ducts or infestation from mice and feces, duct cleaning is usually not necessary. It is normal for some dust to blow out of ducts when fan kicks on.

Learn what the EPA has to say about duct cleaning at http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html#deciding%20to%20have%20your%20air%20ducts%20cleaned
 
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Old 10-12-06, 04:44 PM
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It all depends on the home.

in my parents last home, they had it done when they had a new furnace put in. Over the years growing up in that house, there has been a lot of remodel, and wood burning for heat. and mom has asthma, so it was worth cleaning, and there did pull lot of junk out from over th years.

Our hour was built in '68, and had a new furnace put in. Old one didn't have a strong blower so was alot of dust build up over the years. I had a new one put in and set the blower at the highest speed, and took the grill off one at at time with a shop vac blower side, and closed off other.. Man oh man. lot of dirt came down the return drop and filter.
 
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Old 10-12-06, 04:54 PM
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The problem with dirt in the duct is it is the food source for mold and bacteria. We recommend to start evaluating your system at about 10 yrs unless your having health problems. Their are alot of people out their that don't know what they are doing, so choose wisely. Time that it will take is one big key.
 
 

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