Leaf blowers and ductwork?

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Who hasn’t thought of a hundred ways to use a leaf blower? Oh, we can count the ways… maybe not this way, though. A perfect demonstration of a DIY-er hoping to fluff out the dust in his ducts. If you want a serious solution (or at least a more effective one) for your ductwork and you’re in the Northern Virginia area, we can help!


Don’t try this at home, folks. Not really effective. Buck here can attest to that. Just gets things more dusty and it’s really loud. I mean, I guess you could try it, but don’t blame us for the idea.

Better to call us to help.

“Should I clean my ductwork?”

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This is a great question–it’s one of those maintenance things that can easily get overlooked, like cleaning out dryer vents. Because you don’t see the inside of your ductwork on a regular basis, thinking to clean it is random. Or you may not think it’s necessary to clean your ductwork because things seem to be running fine, so…?

The thing with ductwork is that it impacts the air quality in your home or office. It’s the stuff you can’t see that you’re breathing. If you have pets, kids, dampness, general house traffic…these can create build up over time of tiny particles, sticky things, mold, pet dander, hair, mud, etc. It’s small, so you don’t see it until you open up the ductwork to see what’s collected over time.

Believe me, you may NOT want to see what’s collected over time! You wouldn’t want to see what we see. 🙂

So it’s great to clean your ductwork ever so often to improve the quality of the air in your home, and also to reduce allergies, colds, sniffling noses. If you or your family seems to be cycling with repeated allergy flare-ups or congestion, this could be the source. Cleaning your ductwork could drastically improve that.

Give us a call if you’re curious about what it takes to get your ductwork clean. Depending on how your ductwork is set up in your house, our cleaning jobs generally take 4-6 hours. We have special equipment we bring to your home, get in and suck it out.


What We Do When We Clean Your Ductwork

Duct Cleaning Tools

You could clean your ductwork with some fancy (or creative) tools. But no guarantees on how that’s going to turn out! This video shows how we perform a duct cleaning when we come to your home. Our process is usually 4-6 hours to complete a duct cleaning job–but it varies depending on the amount of ductwork and how it’s laid out in your home.

This example shows a residence where we set up our main equipment in the basement, and then blew the debris from the duct work starting from the upstairs down through the ducts. In the basement, the debris is then sucked into our unit where we can collect everything and haul it out of your home. You’re left with fresh air, we’re left with a pile of dust. You’ve got nothing to lose but dust bunnies!