Residential Air Duct Cleaning Process

“Source Removal” is recognized as the  method as the only acceptable method to properly clean and decontaminate air duct systems. Although duct cleaning is a fairly routine process, it does involve knowledge of the duct system and it’s various components. Conventional air duct systems consist of a supply and a return. The supply ducts of an HVAC system supplies heated or cooled air from the air handler to a main “trunk” line. The main trunk line carries the air to smaller “branch” lines which then distributes the air to various locations throughout the home. (Typical process, differences can occur on any given job)
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​​STEP 1​​
The Lead Tech, Duane Loverde and his helper arrive at your home (we will need space in your driveway or parking in front or in back of your home)

The Lead Tech introduces himself does a walk-through with the home owner to assess the layout, describe the work to be done, and answer any questions that arise, the process takes up to 2 hours with a two man crew per system. 

We turn on the heating or cooling equipment, according to the season,  to verify that it is operational prior to cleaning and then furnace filter is removed, wrapped in plastic, and reinstalled to separate the supply and return sides of the system.

Hoses are laid out from the Nikro #HP20 into the house and over to the furnace area, 

Technician creates an 8” circular access opening in both the supply main and the return main. These are the openings to which the Nikro HP 20 hose will be attached during cleaning. (Note that your HVAC system includes a supply side and a return side—the first being ducts that send treated air into the rooms of the house, and the second being ducts that return air to the air handler. The supply side and return side are separate parts of your home’s duct system, and the cleaning process must be performed on each.

Technician closes or seals all vents to create a suction throughout the ductwork during the cleaning (Homeowner in responsible for showing techs the location of all vent openings and trunk lines in the home)

Nikro #HP20 hose is attached to either the supply main or the return main. The two sides of your system are cleaned separately.

The Nikro #HP20 is started and engaged to create a strong negative pressure suction throughout your air duct system. The suction continues during the entire cleaning process.

Technicians go to each supply ceiling and supply wall vent ducts in your home and uses compressed air to agitate dust and debris toward the Nikro #HP20 machine (when compressed air is used the register/vent covers are not removed)

Technicians go to each supply floor vent ducts in your home are uses brush augers or compressed air to agitate dust and debris toward the Nikro #HP20 machine

Technicians go to each return vents duct in your home and uses brush augers or compressed air to agitate dust and debris toward the Nikro #HP 20 machine

In the basement the technicians use the existing 8" circular access opening or uses cutting tools to create smaller access openings in the main trunk lines

Technicians use compressed air and or brushes in the main trunk lines to loosen dust and debris so it can be carried by the suction to the Nikro HP20 hose and out to the machine.

If required One-inch access openings are sealed with  pop-in plugs.

Larger access openings are sealed with sheet metal plates secured by screws and aluminum tape to return ducts to a like-new condition

The bottom of the furnace cabinet is then vacuumed if easily accessible, we do not remove or clean the blower fan and coils as a part of our process. To clean the blower fan correctly it needs to be removed and cleaned and then reinstalled, this requires a HVAC license, (if anyone states they are cleaning your blower fan, please make sure they are removing it and that they have a license. In some situations we can clean your coil for a extra charge if it can be cleaned without removal.)

If the customer has a clean replacement filter the Technician installs it (we do not reinstall dirty filters and does not sell or carry replacement filters).

We turn on the heating or cooling equipment, according to the season, to verify that it is operational after cleaning

All equipment and supplies are removed from the jobsite and stowed on the truck

Technician conducts a final walk-through, requests customer sign off and payment, and departs. Payment is due when the job is complete we accept checks, cash and all major credit cards.


Residential Air Duct Cleaning
Was $349.00, Now $329.00
or $320 cash (expires 8-31-17)

Covers Cleaning of Unlimited Supply Vents Ducts, Unlimited Return Vent Ducts, Main Return Lines, Main Supply Lines, Service Openings and Closings for a one system home (the number of systems can be determined by the number of thermostats)

We use a gas powered Nikro #HP20 

Offer Valid for all areas in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City & County, Howard County, Harford County and Montgomery Counties in MD and now we also service parts of Frederick and Carroll Counties and Bowie, MD in PG County

Fine Print:
-Cannot service all apartments or systems/units located on or above the 3rd floor, on the roof or a small crawlspace
-We need access to your driveway or parking either right in front or the back of your home
-We need access to your system/unit and also need to be able to stand in front of all the vent registers in your home connected to the system being cleaned, homeowner is responsible for showing our techs all vent registers and trunk lines, our techs do not move heavy furniture or fragile items, our 8" round hoses need to come through either a window or door closest to your unit, an access hole needs to be created in your trunk lines and will be sealed when finished
-Offer valid for single system only, additional systems are charged at a flat rate of $279 each, for example 2 Systems would be, $329+$279, 3 Systems would be, $329+$279+$279
-Offer does not include EnviroCon service; is available at a flat rate of $100 per system
-Dryer vent cleaning is not included and can be added on the day of service for an additional $75 and includes cleaning from where the vent exhausts outside to where it connects to the back of the dryer and we cannot handle dryer vents that exhaust out over 20ft off of the ground, on the roof or under a deck
-Payment is due on the day of service, we accept Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express