Air ducts are a common feature of many homes, and the maintenance of them is often overlooked by homeowners or tenants. Whether it is necessary for air ducts to be cleaned regularly, is still under discussion by scientists, but there are certain situations when you need to clean your air ducts. These are:

  • If you have had the ducts infested with rodents or other pests.
  • If you have substantial mould growing inside the ducts.
  • If you notice that the ducts are blocked with dust or debris, and these are being pumped into the house through the ducts.


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If you find that you are in one of these situations, it is important that you not only get the dusts cleaned as soon as possible, but that you also look into the underlying cause of the problem. There might be issues with insulation causing mould, or gaps where unwanted pests are getting in.

It is only once you are confident that the problem has been resolved and that you are unlikely to have a similar problem in the near future that you can then really think about cleaning your air ducts.

Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of a number of cooling and heating system parts, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, grilles and diffusers, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan housing and motor, and the air handling unit housing.

Unless you understand your cooling and heating system, it is recommended to get an expert to look at the entire system to be able to tell you exactly what needs to be done.

The duct cleaning process differs according to each individual property but usually involves using a combination of brushes and vacuums which will suck out the dust.

How Much does it Cost?

There are many factors which are involved in the pricing of duct cleaning services and this is why it is difficult to give specific prices. Prices are based on a number of different variables, including:

  • Square foot of the area which is to be cleaned
  • Whether you want to use disinfectants
  • Whether you want to include A/C coil cleaning
  • Whether you have a furnace or clothes dryer vent

In general – according to these factors, having the ducts cleaned will cost between an estimate of $200 and $800 – of course taking into account the specific circumstances of each individual job which can be seen on our Book an Appointment page.

Depending on the company, they may charge a one off price for everything, or might charge the basic air duct cleaning cost and then the additional features on top.

For those who are suffering from what they think is dust particles in the air or other air pollutions inside their home, one solution might be that your ducts need to be cleaned. It is recommended that you find out the exact reason before you go ahead with anything so that you don`t spend your money with no effect.

The price of duct cleaning isn’t set in stone and depends heavily on the unique situation of each building, but one thing you can be sure about is if you have dirty ducts, by thoroughly cleaning them, you can go a long way in making the situation better.

Get in touch with us today if you feel that your ducts might need cleaning or if you’re simply looking for more advice. Our team of experts here at Kleen Rite will be happy to help you with any and all your duct cleaning troubles.

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