How to Clean Ducts of Black Mould?

Air ducts in our homes work just like the lungs. They help maintain the natural flow of air throughout our interiors and help in getting rid of warm impure air. If you have recently shifted in a new home or have never cleaned your ducts we have a bad news for you. Ducts not only harbour dirt and mud but often get infested with mould. Any amount of water and moisture within our ducts can lead to the building up of black mould. Not to mention the risks associated with mould, one has to take proper duct cleaning and vacuum duct cleaning measures into consideration. Professional duct cleaning service will help ensure duct mould removal and help in keeping your ducts clean and dirt free. Clean ducts greatly help you in ease of breathing and keep the atmosphere inside your homes fresh and safe. Duct mould removal can also be carried out at home by using easily available products. All you have to do is follow the guide and clean ducts of black mould.

Materials You will be needing:

1. Detergent or liquid soap
2. Baking Soda
3. Vacuum cleaner with an extendable hose
4. Air Vent brush
5. A microfiber cloth
6.  Cordless Drill

Step for Duct Mould Removal:

  • Step 1:

     First off remove the duct registers and lid. Use a brush to remove extra dirt and mud. Now use a detergent and water solution to wash all the registers. A cloth can be used to remove dried mud and stains. Clean them properly and let them dry on their own. Detergent should be used to clean the walls and floors of your ducts. Take a long brush and wipe off all the soil sticking to the walls and floors. Detergent will eradicate any amount of settled dust and provide a dirt free surface for duct mould removal.

  • Step 2:

    Baking soda is an excellent mould killer. You can use baking soda with or without detergent. Just prepare a solution of soda and some detergent with water. Apply this over to the walls and walls which have the black mould growth. Long cleaning duster or mop should be used to brush off the black layer of moulds from walls and floors of ducts. Brush in a circular motion and avoid any contact of the mould with your eyes and mouth. Keep repeating till you see no sign of blackness in the duct interiors.

  • Step 3:

    After the ducts are dried, you can use an air vent brush to remove dried soda, dirt and black mould chipping. Attach the brush to the cordless drill and turn on the drill and run it with a slow pace. Hold the brush firmly and remove remaining dirt around your ducts.

  • Step 4:

    Last Final step for duct cleaning and duct mould removal is vacuum cleaning. Vacuum duct cleaning will further suck in any trace of mould and dirt. Attach an extendable hose to the vacuum cleaner and put the hose inside the duct. Turn on the vacuum cleaner and run it against the walls and floors. Make sure that you remove all the dirt from corners and the ends of ducts. Repeat if necassary.

Professional Assistance:

Duct cleaning and duct mould removal is not easy and may require the help of professionals. You just can’t permanently remove mould through vacuum duct cleaning, mould infestation can bounce back. We hardly get enough time to manage and clean our ducts regularly. Duct Mould removal is directly connected with your health and we advise that you should not take any chances. Hire SK Duct cleaning for routine duct cleaning and duct mould removal services. We can provide you with an excellent service and deliver guaranteed results within 24 hours. You will never have to put yourself and your loved ones at the risk of mould infestation again.

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How to Clean an Indoor Air Duct?

The statement “cleaning the air” is little bit confusing for everyone. But then it is very important thing to be done by everyone. Sometimes you may feel that the air you breathe in your home is a little uncomfortable and the air doesn’t smell properly. Untidy air ducts may spread infections and allergies. Hence it is very important to clean an Indoor Air Duct properly and regularly in order to keep your family safe; of course, the safety of the family is always a top priority.

Preparations to stay safe:

  • Place the Air Ducts at your home: Being your home you should know where the Air Duct actually exists. Therefore placing the Air ducts wherever you feel it is necessary is the first and foremost step to be taken.
  • In a few homes, there are vents on high walls whereas in some other homes there may be vents located at the base level. Make sure you clean properly according to the systematic fashion.
  • Roam the entire home and clean room by room properly. Check properly and clean wherever you feel it is necessary.
  • Don’t forget to clean under the ducts. Check under every individual furniture properly. Check the carpets, rugs, paintings or any other hanging pictures and then clean it entirely in a complete manner.
  • Don’t ignore if your vent is fixed high, make sure you clean them well with the help of a ladder or a stool.
  • The supply register should be covered with a towel. Lift the register safely, cover it with a towel and then place it properly again in the same place.

Cleaning the ducts:

  • Turn off the fan in the room where you are cleaning. Firstly start cleaning the filter properly. Make sure you clean the filter without damaging it.
  • Using a toothbrush or any other brush you can remove the dust particles that are settled in the air ducts.
  • You can use a sweep or a big brush to sweep away the dust particles that are settled in the Air Duct Cleaning. Use a screwdriver and stop the functioning of that register. Once you are done with your cleaning then you can again fasten the function of the register.
  • Turn off the fan and start cleaning the fan completely. Use a brush to clean all the ends of the fan.
  • You can use the vacuum cleaner to clean the blower department completely. Remove the panels from the front of the furnace. Then start cleaning the blower department.

Access the important air ducts:

  • There is no need of cleaning the main air ducts, but then if you want to clean the air ducts completely then you can clean the main air duct as well.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner and remove the dust completely from the air ducts.
  • Remove the inner basement register and clean it as well. Try to clean the register by turning off its function. Resume the functioning of the register once you are done with cleaning.
  • If you are not comfortable doing this job then try to call the professionals and clean the air ducts as clean as possible.
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