How to Prep for an Air Duct Cleaning Appointment

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You wouldn’t paint your home’s interior without preparing first by pulling things away from the wall and covering furniture. Likewise, if you are about to have the air ducts in your home cleaned by the pros at Steve’s Air Duct Cleaning you will need to take a few steps to ensure the technicians can get right to work when they arrive. Making sure your Arvada home is properly prepared will speed up the process and ensure food, furniture, pets, plants, rugs and more are not negatively impacted.

How to Prepare Your Home for Air Duct Cleaning in Arvada

As the area’s premier air duct service we know exactly what you should do to make sure your home is ready when the duct cleaning technicians arrive. If you have scheduled duct cleaning for your home bookmark this page, or better yet, print it out. That said, here’s what you should do to prepare for duct cleaning.

Clear space in front of the registers

The registers are the only way the duct cleaning technicians have to access your home’s ductwork. Therefore, it’s important that you make sure there are no chairs, tables, toys or anything else right in front of those registers. Even if there is furniture in close proximity to a register make sure you move it back so that the technician has a clear shot at the register. Make sure you check registers in all the rooms in the house, not just the living room and kitchen.

Make accommodations for your pet

If you have a dog or cat it is not a good idea to allow them free reign of the house during the duct cleaning process. The best thing to do is to make other accommodations. If they can be let outside, that would be an ideal solution. But if you have indoor pets you might want to do one of the following:

  • Let them stay in the basement during the cleaning
  • Ask a relative or friend to put them up during the cleaning
  • Have the duct cleaners clean one room to start, then put the pet in there until the cleaning is finished.

Don’t leave food out on tables or countertops

This falls under the category “better safe than sorry". While the odds of any type of accident during the air duct cleaning process are extremely remote, the possibility cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, you should not leave any food exposed on the kitchen table, countertops or elsewhere, just in case. Again, the odds of anything happening are remote, but it’s always a good idea to be a little extra cautious, just in case.

Choose a time when the kids are out of the house

If you have young children the best time to do air duct cleaning is when they are at school or otherwise out of the house for the day. The technicians will be moving about from room to room during the process and need unimpeded access to registers throughout the house. If there are kids in the house there is always the danger they could trip over something or otherwise hurt themselves. Duct cleaning can also be a noisy process that might be hard on sensitive young ears.

Decide whether you will stay or go

You will also need to decide if you want to stay and observe or vacate the premises yourself once the work commences. For some people, it's an easy choice. They go to their neighbor's house or take the time to run errands. Others, however, want to be present whenever anything is being done to the house and we can certainly understand that. If you decide to leave, keep in mind that Steve's has more than 45 years of experience working on and in the homes of Arvada residents. We have a peerless record when it comes to respecting our customer’s property. You can rest assured your home is in good hands.

What to Do On the Day of the Cleaning

If you decide to vacate for the day while we clean your ducts there are a few things you should do before you leave. These include:

  • Give the team a walk-through of the house so that they know how many registers there are and where they are located.
  • If you have any special requests regarding how a piece of furniture is treated, or what rooms you do not want the team to enter, the time to say so is before work commences.
  • If you have any lingering questions or concerns about the process the time to ask them is before the work commences.
  • If the team members have any questions or concerns they will take this opportunity to bring them up.
  • If you plan to leave, you need to make sure the team has a way to contact you if they need to. You will also need to tell them how to secure the home when they are done.

You may have a smart home security system, in which case you can probably monitor all activities of the team right from your smartphone. You may also be able to watch them leave and secure the house yourself from wherever you are.

The Bottom Line

To find the best duct cleaning service you can search for “air duct cleaning near me", or you can simply call Steve’s Air Duct Cleaning's team at (720) 419-7792. You can also book an appointment to have your ducts cleaned using the form on our website.

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