Air Duct Cleaning

There’s one very good reason to follow the guidelines of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), which include making sure your home’s Air Duct System is inspected every two years and that Air Ducts Cleaning is done as often as needed: Your family’s health.

Air Duct Cleaning is a standard residential maintenance procedure that removes potentially harmful debris, mold growth spores, mildew, dust mites, pet hair, particulate matter, pollen, dirt, and other contaminants lurking within a building’s air ducts, thereby greatly improving indoor air quality. Cleaning out your home’s air duct should be done at least every five years – or about every three years, if you have smokers, animals, sufferers of asthma and allergies, frequent visitors, or high energy bills.

Indoor air quality is a major factor in a person’s health. Breathing in mold, smoke particles, dander and other contaminants has a cumulative injurious effect on the lungs and respiratory system. Because we want your home to be as healthy as you do, JCS Home Services follows all Air Duct Cleaning recommendations set forth by NADCA.

The JCS Process For Effective Air Duct Cleaning

It takes a team of at least two home service professionals to perform a proper residential Air Duct Cleaning job. Our process begins by identifying the location of your home’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Most homes in Northern Virginia and Washington DC have one HVAC unit installed; larger buildings may have two or more.

Once the JCS team has pinpointed the whereabouts of the air conditioning system, we then find all air vents and registers in every area of the abode. By knowing the locations of your system’s air intakes and outlets, the JCS team can determine the locations of the duct work that transports air throughout the home. At that point we know what needs to be cleaned, and we get down to work with our superior Duct Cleaning.

Say Hello To “Cotton”

When the JCS Home Services truck arrives at your home to clean out the air ducts, we’ll bring a little help: A duct-cleaning vacuum cleaner we call “Cotton.”

Cotton is positioned next to the primary HVAC unit and connected via connector hose to the ductwork, inserted in an 8- to 10-inch hole in the duct. (Cutting a hole in the duct is standard procedure for Air Duct Cleaning, and JCS will patch and seal the hole when the job is completed.)

The JCS team then goes around the entire house, covering every vent, register and grill with a special film to seal the home’s duct network while preventing mold, debris, and contamination from being expelled out of the ducts and into the rooms (and maybe your lungs) during the cleaning air process. We also take especial care to cover and protect sensitive areas, such as furniture, nurseries, TVs, entertainment centers and other high-occupancy areas.

It usually takes between 2.5 and 3.5 hours to perform a thorough duct cleaning, but this estimate can vary depending upon the home’s size, the number and length of the domicile’s air ducts, and how dirty they were to begin with.

Upon completion of the air duct clean operation, the JCS team performs a detailed inspection to ensure that the cleanliness and quality matches our company’s lofty standards – and meets the needs of a health-conscious family.

Getting Ready For JCS’ Air Duct Cleaning Service

When getting your home’s air ducts cleaned, there are a few things you as the homeowner should be aware of:

  • The JCS team may need to enter private areas such as bedrooms, bathrooms and closets, so please remove or cover up valuable items to avoid potential damage or embarrassment.
  • Pets should be temporarily contained or put outside so that we don’t bother them and they don’t hinder us.
  • If applicable, JCS strongly recommends homeowners purchase new air filters prior to Air Duct Cleaning. The JCS technicians will gladly install those filters after the ducts are all clean.
  • During the Air Duct Cleaning process, our team will have to turn the HVAC systems off and on, sometimes several times. Consequently the temperature inside may be warmer or cooler than is comfortable, so be sure to dress appropriately.
  • As much as possible, our team will prevent mold, smoke, and pollutants from wafting out of the air ducts and onto high-touch surfaces. Nevertheless, it’s smart to cover up beds, televisions, stove tops and other high-touch items around the house. If you’d like to consult with our team as to what you should protect pre-cleaning, we can help with that.

Your Duct Cleaning Quote Is FREE – But Let’s Make It Accurate, Too

It’s easy to get your FREE quote from JCS Home Services. In Northern Virginia and Washington DC, call your local Air Duct Cleaning Experts at phone number 571-299-9389 or fill out the easy online form on the right-hand side of this webpage. There are a few things we’ll need to know pre-appointment in order to provide you with the best cleaning service estimate possible:

  1. Where is your house located?
  2. How many indoor HVAC units does the home or building have? Often they’re in attics, crawl spaces, basements, and utility closets. Outside units also count.
  3. Is Air Duct Cleaning all you need? JCS offers special discounts and money-saving offers on Air Duct Cleaning when combined with other on-site services like Dryer Vent Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping, Gutter Inspection and Cleaning, and Pressure Washing. Please check out our discounts page.

We want customers to have all the information to make informed decisions about their home’s Duct Air Cleaning, Vent Cleaning, and other regular maintenance. If you have any questions about our Air Duct Cleaning services or experience, contact JCS Home Services via our contact form. Our company serves the Air Duct Cleaning needs of homeowners and businesses throughout Northern VA and Washington DC.

For improved indoor air quality, get your air ducts cleaned. It’s a sound investment in your loved ones’ health.