Cleaning Flexible Ducts

If you need to clean a flexible duct it is best to follow a few basic steps. This is just what we shall be discussing hereunder. It is very important to clean flexible ducts on a regular basis so as to ensure that the whole system is working properly. Besides, proper maintenance will help to avoid health hazards and possible damages.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Screwdriver
  • Rags
  • Ladder
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Vacuum cleaner

Step 1 - Turn Off Power

First of all remember to turn off the power supply that is connected to the system where the flexible ducts are included.

Step 2 - Unscrewing the Vents

Most flexible ducts are found behind vents. These vents are fastened by means of screws in most cases, so you will need to unscrew them.

Step 3 - Vacuuming

Once you have found the ducts you should use a small handheld vacuum cleaner to remove as much dust and loose dirt as possible.

Step 4 - Wipe

If you notice that there is a substantial amount of dirt you should mix some soap and warm water in a bucket. Then, immerse a rag in the bucket and use it to wipe the areas you can reach, and the vents as well.

Step 5 - Dry

When done, use a dry rag to wipe everything dry. This is very important, so as to avoid water residues from remaining in there, and the possible emergence of mold later.

Step 6 - Replacing

If the system includes any filters you should check whether they need to be replaced.

Step 7 - Screwing

You can mount everything back into place and screw the vent again.