Now I am writing an article about air duct cleaning and how you can do it yourself. You don’t need to be an expert air duct cleaner to do these fixes.

To clean an air duct all you need is some basic tools and a few basic skills that I’m going to give you right now in this article. The first one I’m going to cover is tools. 

In order to effectively clean all the components in your air duct you would need a few specific tools. First, up we have the vacuum make sure it has a hose and nozzle attachment to reach further inside your ducks. Second, we have a brush, a toilet brush or large paintbrush will work. Third, we have a screwdriver, you will need this to remove the vents covering your ducks. 

Fourth we have paper towels, you will use these to wipe down escaping dust and cover the other supply registers while you clean. Lastly, an air filter, after you are finished it’s a great idea 

to go ahead and replace your air filter with a new one. 


Now to perform the actual steps to cleaning your air duct. These steps are pouring so pay attention closely.

First step: remove vent covers in Washington. Remove your vent covers with your screwdriver you can place them in the dishwasher to clean them, or simply rinse them off by hand. Set them aside to dry.

Second step: cover vent openings with paper towels. Cover the opening to your supply registers with a few paper towels. This prevents dust from blowing out of them and landing on your walls and floor while you are cleaning ducts and other parts of the HVAC system.

For the third step you would remove the covers to do your cleaning, but it’s a good idea to replace them after you are finished. Then you would loosen the Dust. Use the handle of your brush to tap around the sides of the ductwork and knock the dust attached to the walls loose.

The fourth step will be to vacuum it up and to use the nozzle and brush attachments on your vacuum hose to suck away all the dirt within your reach. If they’re still dust stuck to the walls afterwards, use paper towels and wipe them down. Repeat for every opening to your duct work.

After that you would change your air filter. Now that you have successfully removed some of the dust from your ducks, keep your indoor air even cleaner by replacing your air filter with a new one.

Lastly, replace your vent covers and after you have washed all of your vent covers, make sure to replace them. If you repeat this process in the months between scheduled air duct cleaning services, you can improve the cleanliness of your home and your indoor air quality. But if you’re still having trouble doing it yourself please give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you the service you deserve.

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