Easy How To Clean Your Own Air Ducts

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House cleaning can be a lot of work, so when it comes to house cleaning tips and tricks you can never have too many to get your house looking its best. One job that often gets overlooked is the cleaning of the air ducts. It's important to regularly clean the air ducts as they are what keeps the air circulating throughout your house, so you want the air ducts to be as clean as possible. Having clean air ducts can also help ensure that there will be less dust floating around. Knowing how to clean your air ducts can save you a lot of money, as its an expensive job to pay someone else to do. This is a cleaning task you can do once a year, and maintain once a month. And you might even notice less dust settling on your furniture once you make this a regular part of your cleaning schedule. The good news is that these house cleaning tips and tricks for cleaning air ducts aren't all that difficult to do if you use the right tools and make a point of following directions. And no you won’t get as deeply into your duct system as a commercial company will do, but it will make a difference, and your house will be cleaner for it. You will want to look at the site for the complete instructions for this house cleaning project.

The tools that you will need for cleaning the air duct in your house include a vacuum cleaner that has the proper accessories and attachments, a dust brush for your vacuum, a rotary dryer vent brush cleaning system, a cordless drill with flathead and Philips bits, and a microfiber pad. To start, you will want to first remove the register and clean the air duct with a clean microfiber pad. Floor registers are easy to remove, all you do is simply lift them up. Wall registers take a little more work as they may have to be unscrewed using a cordless drill or screwdriver. Either way, you will want to first remove and wash the air vent in a sink of hot, soapy water, then rinse the air vents and let them air dry. Metal-air vents can also be cleaned in a dishwasher, though if you’ve painted the vent on your own, you should probably wash them by hand to avoid damaging. Once the air vents are out of the way, attach the vacuum vent brush to the end of your cordless drill. Make sure the attachment is firmly attached to the cordless drill before feeding it into the air duct because you do not to lose the brush in your duct system.

You will want to wipe the inside of the air duct and the surrounding area. Using a damp microfiber pad, you want to reach down into the air duct as far as you can and then wipe the interior clean with the microfiber pad. You want to make sure and rinse the microfiber pad repeatedly because chances are you are going to find a lot of dust and debris inside the air duct the first time you do this cleaning job. For more stubborn dirt, you can spray a bit of homemade all-purpose cleaner on the microfiber pad before wiping.

This article on how to clean your own air ducts and save money can be found on the site Housewife How To's. On the website, you will find all sorts of organizing, house cleaning tips and tricks from cleaning, microfiber pad ideas, cooking tips, laundry tips and so much more. **

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