Welcome to Flothru Duct Cleaning
If you have heard or read anything about Flothru Duct Cleaning, you might know that we are the solution for clean indoor air. Our specialists will clean your entire duct system including blowers, motors, burners, heat exchangers and air conditioning coils.
What is Duct Cleaning and Why Do We Need It?
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and/or diffusers, heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
Through everyday occupation of your home, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home's living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.
If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, it is important to make sure the service provider agrees to clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits. Methods of duct cleaning vary, although standards have been established by industry associations concerned with air duct cleaning.
Typically, a service provider will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts, then vacuum them out with a high-powered truck mount vacuum.
Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of the system. Although we use filters, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When the heating and cooling system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you have it set at, thus, less energy is used, leading to cost savings.
Indoor Air Quality
Through normal inhabiting of a home we generate contaminants and pollutants such as dander, dust and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into your system and re-circulated approximately 5 to 7 times per day. Over time, this causes a build up of these contaminants in your duct work.
While dirty ducts don't necessarily mean unhealthy indoor air they may contribute to health issues that could cause serious conditions for people with allergies, autoimmune disorders and respiratory conditions.