How Truck-Mounted Air Duct Systems Transform Indoor Air

One of the most important things that a homeowner can do to keep the air in their home clean is to do regular cleaning of their air ducts. But what exactly does that entail? It's not as easy as using a vacuum cleaner, although many people seem to think that will work.

This is where it's important to dive into the importance of truck mounted air duct cleaning - and why everyone should have this done in their home.

truck mount air duct cleaning van from Zerorez<sup>®</sup> inflated and cleaning out a home

What is truck mounted air duct cleaning?

It's really like it sounds - for the most part.

Truck-mounted air duct cleaning is a professional air duct cleaning service that involves cleaning and maintaining the ventilation and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. The "truck-mounted" aspect refers to the equipment used in this process, which is typically mounted on a specialized service truck or van.

The air duct cleaning equipment is connected to the truck, which helps to produce an extremely powerful vacuum system to get rid of the dirt and debris in the air ducts.

back view of a Zerorez<sup>®</sup> air duct cleaning truck

Truck mounted air duct cleaning equipment is bigger and stronger than regular equipment, and it's often powered by the motor of the truck.

The air duct attachment for truck mounted cleaning basically uses a system that pushes air and pulls air at the same time, effectively cleaning out the ducts in the heating and cooling system effortlessly.

How does truck mounted air duct cleaning work?

Here's how the professional air duct cleaning process generally works:

  1. Inspection: The service provider will inspect the air duct system to assess its condition and determine the extent of cleaning needed. This may involve using cameras or other inspection tools to identify dirt, dust, debris, mold, or other contaminants. They will also count the number of systems and air register intake and returns you have to give you an adequate price quote for the service.
  2. Preparation: The HVAC system is prepared for cleaning. This may involve sealing off or covering vents and registers to ensure that contaminants do not spread throughout the building or home during the cleaning process.
  3. Cleaning: The truck-mounted equipment, which usually includes a powerful vacuum, high-pressure air compressor, and various tools and brushes, is connected to the building's ductwork. The vacuum generates strong suction, while the air compressor sends a high-velocity stream of air through the ducts. Brushes and agitation devices are used to dislodge and remove debris and contaminants from the interior surfaces of the ducts from the registers and returns.
  4. Filtration: The removed contaminants are captured and filtered out of the air within the truck-mounted system, preventing them from being released back into the building. This ensures that the indoor air remains clean and safe.
  5. Sanitization: In some cases, disinfectants or sanitizers may be applied to the ducts to eliminate mold, bacteria, or other microorganisms.
  6. Post-cleaning inspection: After cleaning, the technician may conduct a final inspection to ensure that the air ducts are clean and free from debris or contaminants.

Truck-mounted air duct cleaning is typically more efficient and thorough compared to portable equipment, as it has greater power and capacity. It is often used for larger commercial or industrial buildings with extensive ductwork systems.

The goal of air duct cleaning is to improve indoor air quality, reduce energy costs, and extend the life of HVAC systems by keeping them clean and well-maintained.

It is important to hire a reputable and certified air duct cleaning company to ensure the job is done properly and effectively.

Why should I clean my air ducts?

Honestly, the air ducts should be one of your top cleaning priorities. Anytime you turn on your AC or heater, the air that is pushed into your home goes through the air ducts.

Any dirt, debris, or dust particles that are in the ducts are then pushed out into the air in your house, which everyone inhales and breathes.

Dirty dusty air vent before cleaning with Zerorez truck mount air duct cleaning

Dirty air ducts can cause allergies to get worse and even make the air feel and look dirty.

Some of the top reasons for air duct cleaning are:

  • Quickly and easily removes all the dirt and debris located throughout your entire home
  • Reduces dust particles being blown into the air
  • Cleaner air in your ducts helps your air conditioner and heater run more effectively

How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?

There are a few reasons and signs to look for when determining if you need to clean the air ducts in your house.

  • You smell mold: This is a HUGE indicator that you need a cleaning and fast. Anytime you smell mold, that means that you need to call in the professionals to help as soon as possible.
  • Your allergies are getting worse: If the air in your house isn't clean, it's going to affect your allergies. If you are sneezing more, having itchy eyes, or even having trouble breathing, use this as a sign that you need to clean your ducts. According to the EPA, your home's interior air quality is actually worse than the air outside your home, which is why a good cleaning needs to be done.
  • You feel like your HVAC unit is struggling: If your HVAC system is struggling and it's not getting enough air, cleaning the ducts will help.
air vent after being cleaned by Zerorez<sup>®</sup> air duct cleaning truck mount

How often should I clean my air ducts?

For regular maintenance, it's a good idea to clean your air ducts every 2-5 years. If you have any events that would need you to clean them sooner, make sure to be consistent with your cleaning to keep them clear and clean.

Are there professional air duct cleaners in my area?

Zerorez® is a professional air duct cleaner that services most of the United States. To find out more about location and options, start the online booking process.

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