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Air Duct Pros inc. since 2005

410-536-1273 Call or Text us 7 days a week

Our Process

STEP 1

Co-Owner/Administrator, Melissa Loverde will call or text you on the day of service when the techs

Co-Owner/Administrator, Melissa Loverde will call or text you on the day of service when the techs are in route.  Then the Co-Owner/Lead Tech, Duane Loverde and his helper arrive at your home and they will need space in your driveway or parking in front or in back of your home

STEP 2

Van where equipment is unloaded

Equipment is unloaded and then a walk-through will be done 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 our two man crew per system. 

STEP 3

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

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, a piece of hard insulation is installed separate the supply and return sides of the system.

STEP 4

HP20 Gas powered

Hoses are laid out from the Nikro #HP20 into the house and over to the furnace area, the Nikro #HP20 it is more mobile than traditional truck and trailer mounted units and offers near truck mount performance

STEP 5

Technician creates an 8” circular access opening in both the supply main and the return main. These

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.  

STEP 6

Vents are sealed off

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)

STEP 7

Nikro #HP20 hose is attached to either the supply main or the return main. The two sides of your sys

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

STEP 8

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 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. duct cleaning

STEP 9

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

STEP 10

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 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 

STEP 11

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 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

STEP 12

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 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 line 

STEP 13

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

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

STEP 14

Larger access openings are sealed with sheet metal plates secured by screws and aluminum tape to re

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

STEP 15

The air handler is then air washed,  if easily accessible, we do not remove or clean the blower fan

 The air handler is then air washed,  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 

STEP 16

Filter will be changed if customer provides

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

STEP 17

Thermostat

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

 

STEP 18

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

  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