11 Steps to Cleaner Ductwork!

We use negative air machines, very powerful equipment for theindustry to clean your air duct system. We do virtually all cleaningswith these vacuums which help us provide a thorough and efficient service. We also have portable equipment available to handle everycleaning situation possible.

Our technicians are trained on the NADCA
(National Air Duct Cleaners Association) process. This ensures that you get the best trained and expert service in the industry.

Step 1

Uniformed technicians will greet you. Next, they do a walk-thru of your home or building as part of our pre-cleaning assessment.They will want to know any specific questions and concerns you have so that they can provide answers and attend to your specific needs.

Step 2

Our technicians remove their shoes or use protective shoe covers to ensure that they don’t track any dirt into your home.

Step 3

Protective drop clothes are placed under all of our vacuum lines as they are laid out from the truck to your duct system ensuring that they don’t scuff or scratch your floors and furnishings.

Step 4

We create custom access openings to hook up our vacuumequipment and insert our various cleaning tools.

Step 5

We cover or block your registers to concentrate the vacuum power to the area we are working at and ensure that all contaminants are kept inside the ducts until they are removed.

Step 6

We clean the ductwork using various pneumatic cleaning tools.First we flush high-powered compressed air down each ventand register. Then we run high powered compressed air nozzlesand whips through every accessible section of your supply andreturn ductwork ensuring a thorough cleaning throughout all your air ducts.

Step 7

BONUS!!! McGowan’s takes the additional step of brushing the trunk lines with a motor driven rotary brush. Because of the larger area of the trunk lines we find this additional step to be worthwhile in providing a superior cleaning than using air tools alone.

Step 8

We clean your furnace blower. A standard part of the McGowan’s process. The heart of your forced air system. A clean blower runsmuch more efficiently than a dirty one.

Step 9

We verify that the system is clean by looking! We show you the results and take digital photos to document that the job was done right. If provide your email address we will send your pictures a few days afterwards. Here the technician shows some of the contaminants that we remove.

Step 10

Only after you are completely satisfied will your cleaning specialist seal the access openings and return the system to service. All Openings are sealed with semi-permanentenclosures that can be used for a future cleaning.

Step 11

Pack up equipment, clean-up work area. Full system cleaningsare recommended every 3-5 years for most residential systems.