Having Your Air Ducts And Carpeting Cleaned After A Remodel

Most homeowners follow a regular cleaning schedule for the items in their home. Sheets are washed once a week, windows a few times per year. However, there is one part of your home that covers every single room, and you probably haven’t cleaned it in years: Your air ducts. 

According to the National Air Ducts Cleaning Association (NADCA), a typical home requires cleaning every 3 to 5 years. This recommendation is based on normal household activities – more frequent or urgent cleanings may be needed after certain events. 

At McMahon Services & Construction, we recommend our complete air duct cleaning services for your home or business after new construction or a remodeling project is complete. Fresh surfaces and new fixtures are enjoyable, but these projects can leave behind messes that you might not be able to immediately see. 

Activities like sawing and sanding can result in hidden filth within your ductwork and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Drywall, sawdust, and worse can get airborne and enter your vents, leaving behind many potential problems. On average, a brand new home has 13 gallons of drywall dust, wood chips, and other debris in the ducts and HVAC system.

Before you start a home remodeling project, you should take precautions like covering your vents and registers, and avoid running your HVAC during the project. You can also change your air filters after projects like this, but these measures might not be enough to keep your HVAC system clean and safe during a big, messy project. 

After a remodel or before you move into a new construction home, you’ll definitely need to schedule duct cleaning as soon as possible. It’s especially important to schedule cleaning if you remodel an older home where materials like asbestos and lead paint may present. Don’t skip this important step – here’s why.

Why You Should Clean Your Air Ducts After A Remodeling Project?

If you don’t schedule a cleaning, all of the dust and debris particles from your project will be trapped in your vents. Every time your HVAC system runs, dust will coat your entire home. You will be able to see this mess on surfaces like your carpet, appliances, and furniture. 

Additionally, the left-behind dirt and dust in your ducts can move into your actual HVAC mechanicals, coating the coils and making the system work harder. This inefficient operation can damage it, leading to expensive repairs or even replacement. It will also drive up your monthly bills. 

Dust blocking the vents can also make your system work harder. When you are running your air conditioning in summer, these blockages can cause moisture to condense, which causes mold and bacteria growth. The dust, dirt, and potential mold in your system will create many airborne allergens. This can be very bad for the health of your entire family, potentially harming you temporarily or long-term.

It’s easy to see why cleaning and sanitizing your ducts is important. Removing these potentially dangerous construction materials from your home will preserve your quality of life, the cleanliness of your home, and expensive pieces of equipment. Ready to increase your family’s safety and comfort? Here’s how to clean up your act.

What Does Air Duct Cleaning Include?

Many home and business owners have questions about the air duct cleaning process, and what it will include. Here are the details you need to know. 

For technicians at McMahon, the average home takes about three to four hours to clean. You don’t have to leave your home when we are cleaning your duct work. Our equipment won’t interrupt your daily activities, and we are considerate of your family and your pets.

As recommended by the NADCA and based on our almost 70 years of experience, we clean all of the following components:

  • Air Ducts
  • Coils
  • Drain Pan
  • Registers
  • Grills
  • Air Plenum
  • Blower Motor and Assembly
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Air Filters
  • Air Cleaners

What Else Should Be Cleaned After A Renovation Project?

When you are dealing with the aftermath of a large construction or renovation project, you will also want to consider carpet cleaning to remove any settled dust particles. Your carpet is often the largest air filter in your home: It can trap airborne pollutants, and contains built-up dust, dirt, debris, allergens, mold, bacteria, and even pests like dust mites and bedbugs. Professional carpet cleaning can remove all of this, resulting in a clean surface and better indoor air quality. 

Keep Your Home Safe and Clean With Regular Air Duct Cleaning

Whether you just finished a big renovation, or are just ready to enjoy clean, safe air in your home, professional air duct and carpet cleaning can help. We offer FREE inspections and estimates to residential and commercial customers in our Chicago, Arlington Heights, Berwyn, Des Plaines, Evanston, Mount Prospect, Grayslake, Mundelein, Libertyville, Oak Park, Palatine, Wheaton, Naperville, Waukegan, Schaumburg, Skokie, and surrounding Illinois service areas. Contact us today to learn how our detailed, high-quality services can make your home more comfortable.