How to Clean Your Air Vents Yourself
One of the best ways to ensure that the air in your home is clean is to keep your air vents clean. Air ducts in your house contain millions of particles of dust, hair, dirt, pollen, other allergens and even spiderwebs. Cleaning your air vents will also save you money on heating and air conditioning. So read these tips below to learn about how you can clean the air vents in your house.
Here’s what you will need:
- Heavy duty vacuum
- Cleaning Brush
Here’s what to do:
- Turn off the power connected to the heating and air conditioning system.
- Unscrew the air duct covers or grilles from the walls. Use your brush to clean the grates thoroughly. If they’re very dusty and grimy, you may want to use soap and water to make them gleam.
- Vacuum the ducts as much as possible. Consider renting a heavy duty vacuum for this purpose. The standard household vacuum isn’t powerful enough to clean deep into the crevices of the ducts. Make sure that the vacuum you rent has a long hose to reach deep into the ducts. This is important, as there may be mold and mildew growing inside the air ducts. If you want the ducts to be cleaned more thoroughly, consider hiring a professional to do the job.
- Clean the grills in your ceiling. If you can’t reach them with a vacuum or screwdriver, use a broom to attack the dust. Remember that if you haven’t cleaned them for a long time, you will want to protect yourself from all the dust and debris that will fall down by wearing a dust mask.
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