How often should duct cleaning be performed?

If Duct cleaning is done properly, it should be cleaned every 3-4 years. However if any of these factors come into play, you should have your ducts cleaned every 1-2 years.

Or your personal preference to any of the above factors may mean you want to have them cleaned yearly. It is always best to ask companies (when getting a quote) how they do their cleaning. This is very important when hiring a Duct Cleaning Company.

What are the most common problems you see with homeowner's ducts, just dirty?

What can the average homeowner do to maintain the cleanliness of their ducts?

What makes ducts dirty?

The indoor environment (carpet, pets, skin, hair, etc.) and the outdoor environment coming in (dirt/mud on shoes etc.). As humans we shed thousands of cells of skin each day as well as hair, and other indoor factors. This moves around your house and gets sucked into the return vents, what ever your furnace filter traps it traps and what ever it does not trap gets circulated through the supply side of the duct work and back into the home. This cycle will repeat itself over and over again.

How do I know if or when my ducts are dirty?

What happens if homeowners do not clean their ducts?