“No matter what is in your home, Caliber can help! They clean metal, flex, and duct board ducts, clean out dryer vents and disinfect your home with a green, plant-based spray. Just to double-check, Caliber Air Repair uses camera inspections to ensure the vents are clean. Additionally, the Caliber system provides portability and the ability to work year-round with only a small opening of the door!
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Here they answer a great question and provide some tips on duct cleaning:
OK. So I have a very old character house, and it was a rental for a number of years before we moved in. Needless to say, we find a lot of “surprises” in our home…. One thing that really bothers us is how dusty the house can get, even right after dusting! Looking at our duct work, we have both regular floor vents as well as the old wall vents, and air comes out of some of them? Can Caliber Air Repair help? And what can I do to keep them clean?
Hey Heather, so I can finally sit down and answer your questions about your home's vents.
In regards to finding 'surprises' in an older character home that was a rental unit for some time, well there is no shortage of stories that I have to go along with that! When a property is rented out usually the tenants do not take care of the home as well as the homeowner will. Food crumbs, melted crayons, magazines, bouncy balls, and even footballs are just some of the fun things that I tend to clean out of the vents. I find the odd coin but I am waiting for the day that I find a big bag of money!
So when it comes to finding airflow issues in some vents around your home there are a number of things it could be. Firstly, there may be a build up of the items mentioned above, with the added elements of dust and hair, which is completely restricting any air from properly flowing through the vents. You may also have a damper closed off further down the duct or past renovations caused the vent to be closed off for whatever reason (i.e. they did not think it was necessary to have that vent there, they added a vent somewhere else 'convenient', etc.). There is also the chance that a vent cover is simply installed to cover off an access to something else such as the plumbing access of your tub or an electrical junction.
What makes Caliber Air Repair unique is that we use cameras to inspect the ducts before AND after. This allows us to see what is lying in the vents and how best to pull it all out. We take the time to show our valued clients before and after shots of the ducts so they see the difference we make, and we may even be able to find if a damper is closed in the vents and re-open it to allow the air to flow properly throughout the vents.
Brand new or 100 years old, as long as the home has vents, Caliber Air Repair can clean them.
When you dust and dust but there is no end to it chances are you need your vents cleaned. Your heating/cooling system acts as a mini ecosystem in your home. Every time the furnace of a/c runs it pulls the dust into the furnace and circulates what is not filtered back into your home, a vicious cycle if the vents are dirty. My best advice for this is to have your vents cleaned by Caliber Air Repair every 1-2 years as well as maintain your furnace filter. Carpets (if you have any) and furniture act as a pre-filter for dust before it enters the vents so keep the rest of the house clean by vacuuming and dusting at least once a week and get the carpets cleaned at least once a year (I can recommend some carpet cleaners).
Things that increase the need for a duct cleaning more often would be if you had hairy pets, recent renovations/restoration, or if you suffer from asthma or allergies.
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