Doing it Yourself: It’s Not Worth the Risk
We understand that it’s often very tempting to try to do home maintenance jobs yourself. Home ownership is expensive! However, the risks usually outweigh the savings and that includes your air exchanger cleaning.
Doing the Job Right
A clogged air exchanger system requires a trained technician and professional equipment to clean it properly. Professional air duct cleaning equipment has stronger suctioning power, is made of heavy-duty materials and comes with a “skipper ball” at the end of the hose.
The skipper ball is a metal attachment that gently taps and rolls around the walls of the ducts. As a result, dust and debris are knocked loose, which makes it easy for the vacuum to suction it out. The process leaves your ducts clean and debris free.
Patches of dirt and debris are left behind without the right tools and know-how. As a result, your home continues to be polluted even after all of your hard work.
Doing the Job Safely
Using any equipment without proper training can cause both personal injury and property damage. Furthermore, property damage from improper air exchange cleaning equipment use may not be covered by your insurance. Insurance coverage varies depending on your policy. It’s important to check your policy before doing any DIY work in your home.
In contrast, hiring a professional to do the job ensures the equipment will be used properly and with all safety measures in place. Additionally, reputable companies carry all proper insurances that protect both the technician and you as a homeowner in case anything goes wrong.
In most cases, hiring a professional from the start is the best choice. If you’re going to do the job, you may as well do it right!