Hawkins Service Co. Provides Expert Residential Duct Cleaning
Having your ductwork professionally cleaned should be part of your home’s regular maintenance. Not only does it ensure you and your loved ones are breathing clean air, but it helps save on energy costs and improves the airflow throughout your home. The team of experts at Hawkins Service Company provides homeowners throughout the Tampa Bay Area with professional duct cleaning services, complete HVAC services, plumbing services, and much more. Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our air duct cleaning service. Please feel free to reach out to our friendly staff if you have any further questions about our services.
What Is the Duct Cleaning Process?
The highly-trained technicians at Hawkins Service Company begin by setting up their state-of-the-art equipment and using drop cloths to protect all the floors and furniture in the home. They will then access the HVAC system through registers and access holes throughout your home, starting from the furthest supply point. This will force the debris toward the mainline. The blower, air handler, and indoor coil are cleaned, and then the technicians will install new filters. The last step involves going through a final checklist before cleaning up.
What Are Signs I Should Get My Ducts Cleaned?
There are several signs that indicate it’s time to get your ducts cleaned, but it’s good to get in the habit of having them cleaned routinely every one to three years, depending on a few different circumstances. Some of the signs it’s time to have your ductwork professionally clean include dusty grills, increased asthma symptoms, allergies that are worse than usual, poor airflow, higher energy bills, musty smells, poor respiratory health, and more.
How Often Should I Get My Ducts Cleaned?
There is no set time for how often you should get your ductwork cleaned, but a good general rule is to have them cleaned every one to three years. This varies based on several circumstances, and we can help you decide on a suitable cleaning schedule based on your individual needs. Homeowners might want to consider more frequent cleanings if they can relate to the following circumstances:
- You have residents with asthma or allergies
- There are smokers in the home
- You have pets in the home
- There is water or smoke contamination in the home
- You’ve recently done home renovations
- You have a newly constructed home
- You’re purchasing an existing home
What Are the Benefits of Having Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned?
Having your ductwork cleaned by professionals has several benefits for the residents of the home, including:
- Increased airflow
- Even temperatures throughout the home
- Reduced energy bills
- Improved indoor air quality
- Reduced allergy and asthma triggers
- Reduced frequency of house cleaning
Are There Any Health Benefits of Having My Ducts Cleaned?
The ductwork that has been professionally cleaned can reduce mold, bacteria, fungi, dust particles, and much more. These contaminants are known to trigger and worsen symptoms related to allergies, asthma, and other health problems. By reducing the contaminants in your ductwork, you allow fresh, clean air to circulate throughout your home.
Will You Get a Lot of Dust in My House During the Cleaning Process?
We only use state-of-the-art air duct cleaning equipment and our high-powered vacuum trucks while cleaning your ducts. This creates a negative air pressure throughout the HVAC system, which removes all debris and dust particles directly into the truck.
My Ductwork is Flexible, Will Your Service Damage My Ducts?
No, our team of expert technicians is fully equipped to perform duct cleaning services on flexible ductwork without damaging it. Most ductwork in new construction homes in Florida is flexible, which is why we use the negative air method.
Will We Need to Leave the House While You Clean Our Ducts?
You don’t need to leave the house while we complete the duct cleaning process. All the air coming out of our equipment is filtered, and the filters ensure nothing harmful escapes into your home. We use natural disinfectants to sanitize your ducts, which are harmless to humans and pets.
How Long Will It Take to Clean the Ductwork in My Home?
Our air duct cleaning process should take no more than a few hours, depending on the size of your home and the layout of your ductwork. Two trained technicians can take between three to five hours to clean the ductwork in an average-size home.
Can Duct Contamination Really Make Me Sick?
Yes, the debris, mold, bacteria, fungi, and dust particles in your ductwork can make you sick. In our experience, after we sanitize a home, we receive exceptional feedback about how the residents’ allergies have improved, they’re getting better sleep, and they have experienced many more benefits from our professional air duct cleaning service.
Why Choose Hawkins Service Co. for Professional Duct Cleaning?
Hawkins Service Co. is a fully licensed HVAC, electric, pool, plumbing, and gas contractor with a service team of experts that have hundreds of years of combined experience. We are Tampa Bay Area’s “one-stop-shop” for most residential home services and can help you find a solution for all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our air duct cleaning services or to schedule a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!