What are the different types of duct cleaning?
Ever seen those advertisements for a $49 Duct Cleaning is your local mailer? Ever wonder if it’s too good to be true? Is it a scam?
It might be… Let’s explore duct cleaning some more!
There are two major types of duct cleaning equipment.
Respectable duct cleaning companies mainly utilize two recognized systems for cleaning your ductwork. A Rotary Brush system or a Push/Pull Vacuum System. Both systems work at removing dirt and debris from your ducting, but they are both very different in what they accomplish.
|Feature||Rotary Brush System||Push/Pull Method (This is what we do)|
Negative Air Pressure Produced
|Typical Vacuum Airflow is around 150-300cfm||Typical Vacuum Airflow is around 2000cfm|
Size of debris that can be removed
|The size of the nozzle is the limiting factor here. Larger debris can block the vacuum||Larger toys, construction debris, dead rodents, and more can be dislodged and removed from the ductwork|
Integrated Coil Cleaning
|Not typical and limited at best||Yes|
Recommended for systems with Dampers
|Brush cannot pass through dampers||Air Hose is small enough to pass through Dampers|
Ability to handle sharp turns in smaller diameter ductwork
|Vacuum hose is usually 3 inch diameter and is prone to getting stuck||Air Sweep and brush are less than 1 inch in diameter|