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Air Duct Cleaning

Clean air ducts play a crucial role in the quality of air in a building. Ducts are conduits responsible for the flow and distribution of clean air within a space. If the ductwork isn’t clean, this can contribute to poor indoor air quality, which could lead to a whole host of health problems.

Air ducts naturally gather dust and dirt over time. Other airborne contaminants can also build up inside ductwork, creating a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi, and other microbes. After an incident such as a fire, additional dust, dirt, smoke, and soot particles are absorbed into the building’s ductwork. If not treated quickly and efficiently, this mix of contaminants is pushed through HVAC systems, becoming part of the breathing air within a building. The negative effects of this on your building and the people in it can be quickly eliminated with a specialized restoration or air duct cleaning plan from BELFOR, one of the most trusted and experience air duct cleaning companies.

What Is an Air Duct?

In order to understand air duct or HVAC vent cleaning, it’s important to first understand what HVAC stands for:

  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air Conditioning

HVAC systems are responsible for airflow within a building; they ensure that the air is both safe and at a comfortable temperature. From a central unit, air is distributed throughout a building through a range of air ducts. Because of the way air ducts serve an entire building, if even small amounts of contaminants are present, they can filter into the overall airflow, affecting many people.

When Do I Need Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Services?

Air duct cleaning services are vital if your vents contain a build-up of contaminants. This can happen due to the growth of mold in ducting, or simply by the accumulation of airborne contaminants which can settle and multiply. Air duct cleaning is also an important recovery and restoration service after incidents such as a fire, when smoke and soot particles are absorbed into the building’s ductwork. If not treated and removed properly, these contaminants filter through into the building’s breathing air through HVAC systems.

air duct cleaningYour air ducts should be cleaned if:

  • There are any signs of vermin present in the ducts or building – for example, insects or rodents.
  • There is mold growth in any part of your HVAC system. Mold in air ducts causes harmful particles to be circulated around the building, which is detrimental to the health of occupants.
  • There is a visible build-up of dirt, dust, or debris within the vents.
  • There has been a fire in the building.
  • There has been a flood in the building.
  • There has been extensive renovation or construction work which has caused excessive dust or dirt in the air.

Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Air duct cleaning also works as a proactive solution to indoor air quality issues, helping to improve airflow through ducts, as well as the quality of the air distributed. Regular cleaning of your air ducts also ensures that your system is running efficiently, improving energy usage in your home or business, and potentially saving money in the long-term.

HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Process from BELFOR

Air purification processes should always be carried out by professionals, and finding the right company with the right tools and training for the job is vital to ensuring that your HVAC systems are cleaned to a professional standard.

The BELFORHVAC division assesses, estimates, manages, and scopes national HVAC projects for BELFOR offices. These include fire, smoke, water, mold, virus, and natural disaster projects. BELFORHVAC's services range from determining if the HVAC system was affected after an event to creating total complete HVAC remediation scopes, while following all national standards.

Unmatched in the industry, HVAC vent cleaning services from BELFOR are provided by our own company, DUCTZ International – the nation’s largest air duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning company. Made up of professionally trained HVAC specialists, DUCTZ utilizes advanced technology, industry-leading methods, and effective techniques, creating a customized cleaning plan for you and your building.


DUCTZ proudly adheres to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) S500 and S520 standards as well as National Air Duct Cleaners Association Standard ACR 2013. It is also a member of:

  • Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association (ACCA)
  • National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Restoration Industry Association (RIA) 

DUCTZ Air Duct Cleaning Services

With a full team of highly trained specialists, DUCTZ has the skill, knowledge, and insight to successfully eliminate contaminant build-up within ducting and HVAC systems. Air duct cleaning services we offer through DUCTZ include:

  • Air duct cleaning and restoration
  • Water damage and fire damage HVAC restoration
  • Ductwork integrity inspection
  • Dryer vent cleaning
  • Duct sealing
  • Bathroom exhaust duct cleaning
  • Filtration
  • Microbial control cleaning
  • Construction debris control

Find the nearest DUCTZ location to see how we can help.

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning for Your Business

In a commercial environment, it is extremely important for your air delivery system to be clean and efficient, delivering pure, oxygen-rich air to everyone in the building. Poor air quality caused by issues with the building’s HVAC systems is frequently cited as a major contributor to sick building syndrome, a medical condition in which multiple occupants of the same building suffer from health problems, linked directly back to time spent within the building. Sick building syndrome can be caused by several things, including contaminants and poor building ventilation.

This means that duct cleaning and air purification services can be of tremendous value to a business and its staff, helping to improve workplace efficiency through the overall health of the workforce.

Our DUCTZ specialists are trained and certified for all your commercial vent cleaning needs, providing comprehensive indoor air quality products, as well as expert HVAC cleaning services. Our professional technicians will:

  • Enhance air quality
  • Improve overall air circulation
  • Remove unpleasant odors
  • Eliminate built-up contaminants
  • Extend the life of heating and cooling systems

HVAC Vent Cleaning In The Home

HVAC vent cleaning in residential locations can remove build-up of dirt, dust, and dander from pets, all of which can circulate within your ducting system and around the home, reducing energy efficiency, reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system, and worsening any allergies.

To enjoy the full benefits of your HVAC system and help ensure consistently pure air within the home, DUCTZ offers air duct restoration and regular air duct servicing options. A DUCTZ technician will routinely assess the air ducts in your home, servicing them to ensure that the air circulating within your home is healthy.

For general questions or to find out more about our air duct cleaning services, contact us here or call our 24-hour hotline at 800-856-3333.