On average, a person will spend around 90% of his or her life indoors. Regular air duct cleaning can ensure that you can breathe easy during all those hours spent inside your home. Cleaning of the ducts in your home will remove dust or debris that has accumulated in your ductwork. This improves the quality of air inside your home. The benefits of clean ductwork are many, but how long does air duct cleaning take? Read on to find out what to expect from a duct cleaning service.
How Long Does Air Duct Cleaning Take?
Cleaning a Single-Family Home
To tackle the air duct system of a single-family home, we’ll typically send in one of our highly skilled technicians. Generally speaking, a full air duct cleaning for a typical single-family home can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to complete. Of course, there are a few factors that will impact the time it will take to clean your ducts, including the size of your home and your home’s age.
How Age and Size Factor into Service Time
While most homes can be finished within a 3-5 hour timeframe, the age of your home will factor into how long your service takes. If you have an older home, it is likely that we will need some extra time to ensure your ducts are clean. If you are the new owner of an older home, it is possible that there are several years of dust lining your ducting. While cleaning your ducts, airflow problems that need to be addressed may be found.
Based on their size, townhouses and condominiums generally take less time to clean. Service times for a townhouse or condominium may be closer to 2-3 hours. As for newer homes, less time is needed to complete the service due to the improvements in home design. There are generally less airflow problems to address because newer homes have been designed more efficiently.
Other Factors That Can Impact Service Time
Another factor that may impact the length of your service is if you own pets. Your furry friends have a tendency to generate a lot of dust. If you or the previous home owners have had pets living in the home, the accumulation of pet hair and dander will need to be dealt with. Your air duct cleaning timeframe may be impacted. If pet allergies are an issue in your home, having your ducts cleaned can help reduce allergic reactions. If you have had an infestation of mice or rodents in your home, this will also contribute to extra buildup of may require extra cleaning time. Since your air ducts should be cleaned every 5-8 years, you’re likely to have extra if your ducts haven’t been properly maintained.
If you live with children, pets, or individuals with compromised immune systems, and those with allergies, air duct cleanliness is a must! If you’re looking to have your ducts serviced in Eastern Washington or Northern Idaho, call Dryer Ducks today to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection.