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Air Duct Cleaning

Dirty ducts can circulate odors, irritating dust and contaminates like mold, pollen or harmful bacteria throughout your building or home. In most cases, this system has been operating for some time without much attention. The biggest culprit for allowing debris to enter the air conditioning ductwork is poor filtration, but on many occasions we find construction debris from when the structure was built. It is not uncommon for us to find 2×4’s, sawdust, pieces of fiberglass insulation, dead animals and insects, fast food bags with food still inside, and the list goes on and on.

Unlike the majority of duct cleaning services, A Honest Abe’s professionals use a unique Air Duct Cleaning System to scrub your ductwork so we are able to remove years of dust and grime that other Air Conditioning Systems Cleaning companies cannot. Once we clean your ducts, they will never need to be cleaned again!

We employ a damp mop method, which means that we literally scrub every square inch of your ductwork until it looks like new. We are the only Air Duct Cleaning service that can guarantee to remove stuck on substances like Nicotine, thus removing that stale cigarette smell. We also remove soot form Fire Damaged ductwork. None of our competition can do either of these things because they use a dry method of cleaning.

The 2 most common types of duct cleaning systems are Rotobrush and the Hepa system.

Rotobrush is what it sounds like, it is a brush that rotates on a cable and as it stirs up the dirt it vacuums it out. The only problem is that it was designed to clean round ductwork (referred to as “flex” or flexible ductwork) and most A/C systems have a main run that is rectangular with the flexible runs coming off the main rectangular trunk. The Rotobrush is ineffective in rectangular ductwork, plus it is still using a dry method of cleaning so if you have a stuck on substance in your ductwork, like mold or nicotine it cannot remove it. (Average cleaning time for a 3 bedroom home – 2hrs.)

The Hepa System is what most of our competitors use. Unfortunately it is the most ineffective system of them all. The Hepa system uses compressed air to drive the dirt in your ductwork from one end to a large vacuum at the other end. To give you an analogy, this is like cleaning your tile floor with a leaf blower. No matter how hard it blows it will not remove a stuck on substance. The only thing the Hepa system is cleaning out is your wallet! (Average cleaning time for a 3 bedroom home – 2hrs.)

When you clean a tile floor first you sweep up the big stuff and then you use a wet mop to clean off the dirt and grime that is stuck to the tile. Your ductwork needs to be cleaned the same way. The only way to clean your ducts properly is with good old-fashioned elbow grease. That is why we use a damp mop method to clean your ductwork, because when it comes to your health, there are no shortcuts! (Average cleaning time for a 3 bedroom home – 4-8hrs.)