Business Tips
December 23, 2021

When & Why You Should Clean Your Air Ducts

When it comes to maintaining a building there are many competing initiatives and needed repairs that oftentimes cleaning an air duct system that does not have any obvious issues gets overlooked.

Although air duct cleaning is not something that needs to be done on a yearly basis, it is not something that can be completely ignored.

Why Air Ducts Need to be Cleaned

There are many problems that can arise with your air duct system over time, and that is why it is important to inspect your system on an ongoing basis and conduct the necessary repairs in case anything comes up that needs attention.

One of the problems that can arise is dust entering your system due to poor air quality, inefficient air filtration or duct leaks. If enough dust accumulates in your system it can begin to re-enter your air quickly causing dusty residences and or workplaces.

Another issue that can arise with duct systems is mold growth and damage due to water leaking into the system, and or high humidity in the air. This is a very concerning issue as high levels of mold and dust in the air can lead to a variety of health issues such as aggravating allergies and asthma, as well as more serious problems like respiratory infections/

Pest infestation is another way your duct system can be compromised, as it is not uncommon for mice, squirrels, insects and other pests to find their way into your duct system and leave behind things like nesting material and droppings that can end up in your air.

If the air quality of your building is high and you have a solid HVAC system in place, you shouldn't need to worry about cleaning your ducts for years. However, even with the perfect system in place unexpected problems can still arise from time to time. Therefore it is incredibly important to get your ducts inspected every 1-3 years to see if they are due for a cleaning.

How Air Duct Cleaning Increases HVAC System Efficiency

HVAC systems can be very expensive, and making sure your air quality is as high as possible significantly lessens the stress on your HVAC system and thus conjointly helps it last longer. This results in reduced HVAC operation and maintenance costs as your HVAC system can operate without dust blockages inhibiting performance and increasing energy consumption. Furthermore, with clean air ducts HVAC systems are not only more energy efficient, and less prone to mechanical issues, but also can perform more optimally. This ensures that you are getting the best value out of what you spent on your HVAC services from the get go.

Why Professional Duct Cleaners Make a Difference

Duct cleaning is not a job that you can leave to a regular building maintenance crew if you want it done right. Using a few vacuum cleaners to clean out your system and not the proper tools could end up making your air quality worse since they can dislodged debris and cause them to float out into the air. Additionally, you are also likely to miss a lot of debris if you do not know where to look for it.

This is why having a professional duct cleaning crew to come out and service your system is essential in getting the job done right and ensuring your system stays in top shape, allowing you to reap the benefits of clean air ducts, as laid out throughout this article.  

If you want the job done right - hire the professionals from the get go. They have the right equipment and knowledge to clean your ducts without contaminating your air further, ensuring that you get the quality of service that you deserve.


Locally owned and operated, Power Vac is Greater Vancouver's leading clean air specialists offering 55 years of experience in: - HVAC System Cleaning and Restoration - Dryer Ventilation System Cleaning, Inspection, and Repairs - Booster Fan Installation, Inspections, and Repairs - Exhaust System Cleaning (Pool, Sauna, Gym, Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Parkades) Our mission has always been client service and thoughtful growth which we accomplish daily by completing quality work on schedule with our experienced and handpicked team. Repeat clients represent the majority of our business, demonstrating a consistent satisfaction with the Professional Duct Cleaning services that we offer.


Modern PURAIR® is a National, full-service indoor air quality company. We offer furnace and air duct cleaning, indoor air quality testing, coil cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and filter maintenance programs for your home or business including offices, retail locations, property management companies, restoration companies, schools, hospitals, and more. We now service over 35 Cities across Canada through our Franchise system, all providing the PURAIR technology, free estimates, detailed reporting and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. We are Canada’s fastest growing indoor air quality company, cleaning the duct work in thousands of commercial buildings, residential homes, high-rise apartments, hospitals, and schools with our trademarked PURAIR® cleaning systems.


Universal Duct Cleaning Inc. specializes in duct cleaning, insulation removal and installation, mould remediation and asbestos removal, furnace tune-up, A/C tune-up, as well as dryer vent duct cleaning across residential, industrial, and commercial assets.

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