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Essential Equipment Used by SERVPRO for Cleaning Ductwork in Rocky Hill Properties

This SERVPRO video gives a detailed look at the deep cleaning methods for Rocky Hill ductwork in both residential and commercial properties. SERVPRO technicians clean both the return and supply side of HVAC systems in the Rocky Hill area.

SERVPRO technicians rely on three main pieces of equipment to handle duct cleaning in local Rocky Hill properties. Duct cleaning should be done every six to ten years or when symptoms such as a musty smell, visible dust inside the registers, or the house have experienced a mold or fire damage incident.

Challenges in Duct Cleaning in Rocky Hill Homes

As the filters on the return side of the HVAC age, the ducts begin pulling dust into the HVAC unit along with air. Since the system relies on ventilation shafts to circulate air throughout the home, SERVPRO determines the best access point to begin the cleaning process. Many older Rocky Hill homes have circulation channels fabricated from aluminum and galvanized steel which can be difficult to cut through when needed for an opening point. Newer construction in the Rocky Hill area often has channels made from flex duct and duct board which is far easier to create access points for the SERVPRO techs.

This video gives a great overview of the negative air machines. SERVPRO uses this equipment as a crucial part of the duct cleaning process in Rocky Hill properties. The negative air machines work by filtering air and keeping out contaminated air that may contain mold spores, dirt, dust, fumes, and other airborne particulates. The device has a pull much like a vacuum and removes many of the dust and debris in the ducts. The SERVPRO tech uses a circle hole cutter attachment on a drill to create an intake for their negative air machine to hook up to within the Rocky Hill structure. Once this setup is no longer needed, SERVPRO techs close the hole cleanly using sheet metal.

Second Most Important Part of Professional Duct Cleaning

Another important part of the HVAC ductwork cleaning job is a brush system. A brush system works by attaching a stiff, round brush to a hose, as seen in the video. The SERVPRO technician lowers the hose with a rapidly rotating brush on it into the duct and uses the brush to knock embedded dirt and soils stuck to the sides of the ducts loose so it can then get removed via the suction from the negative air machine.

Whip System and Electrical Currents for Cleaning Ductwork

Once the intake section of the ductwork in the Rocky Hill property gets completed, SERVPRO techs turn their attention to the return side of the HVAC system. As seen in the video, a whip system runs an electrical current through a series of whips providing a robust and agitative scrubbing effect that is very effective in hard-to-reach areas in the ducts in the Rocky Hill residential or commercial property. The SERVPRO tech can use the whip system to remove the dust, debris rapidly, and grime in the return, and the negative air system will pick it up as it gets dislodged.

After the duct cleaning service completes in the Rocky Hill property, SERVPRO technicians photograph the clean ducts to show the homeowner and give them the option to have new filters put into the panels to ensure the Rocky Hill HVAC remains clean.