Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning in Virginia Beach

Master HVAC Contractors

We service the Virginia Beach area using the best professional line of equipment for air duct cleaning, including heavy duty rotary brushes and high-powered vacuum machines. Whether you need AC duct cleaning or furnace duct cleaning, our certified HVAC technicians are ready to help. We will clean your home heating and cooling ductwork and answer any concerns you may have regarding allergens, contaminants, or our air duct cleaning process.

What Is Air Duct Cleaning and Why Do I Need It?

Over time, your HVAC system’s air ducts, registers, grilles, and diffusers can become clogged with dirt, dust, pollen, and other debris. Combine this with moisture present from say, your air conditioner’s condensation, and now you’ve got the perfect breeding ground for mold.

When your HVAC system cycles on, this mold, dust, and other debris is released into your home and contaminates your air supply—drastically reducing your indoor air quality. The goal of air duct cleaning is, therefore, to remove this duct contamination and improve your indoor air quality. Duct cleaning is essential if anyone in your household suffers from asthma or allergies.

Our Duct Cleaning Process

If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, our team of certified HVAC technicians will clean all components of the air duct system to ensure it is thoroughly cleaned. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system.

We will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts, and remove contaminants with a high-powered vacuum cleaner. If necessary and applicable, we may use chemical biocides that kill germs and microbiological contaminants. This is usually applied to the inside of the heating and cooling duct work and to other system components.

Other air duct cleaning methods may include applying chemical treatments to cover the inside surfaces of the air ducts and equipment units in order to help control mold growth and prevent the release of dirt particles from ducts. These chemical treatments on heating and cooling ductwork are applied after the air duct system has been properly cleaned of all visible dust or debris.

Signs You Need Air Duct Cleaning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends having your duct systems cleaned any time there is an excess of dust, debris, or any other particles that may be released when your system is in use. Duct cleaning is an important service to ensure that you are breathing clean air: free of dust mites, pet dander, dirt, and other contaminants. If these contaminants and allergens are not regularly cleaned, they are re-circulated when your HVAC system is in use.

You should consider having your heating and cooling air duct system cleaned especially in the following instances:

  • Ducts are clogged with excessive dust and debris, or dirt particles are released into the home
  • Ducts are infested with rodents or insects
  • Air ducts or other heating and cooling system components have substantial visible mold growth

It is also important to understand other aspects of mold detection in heating and cooling systems:

  • If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not resolved, mold growth will recur.
  • Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so be sure to consult an HVAC professional who can check for and show you any mold.
  • Although a substance may look like mold, it is best to have an HVAC expert inspect and diagnose the ductwork area of concern for final confirmation. If the insulation in your air ducts gets wet or moldy, it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be immediately removed and replaced.

For extreme conditions, it is essential to fix the origin of the problem in order to ensure the same issue does not recur. In such cases, cleaning, retrofitting, or replacing your ducts is a temporary solution. Our heating and cooling experts are qualified to identify and rectify the underlying cause or causes, which will save you time, money, and frustration in the long run.

Preventing Air Duct Contamination

Whether or not you decide to have the air ducts in your home cleaned, preventing water and dirt from entering your HVAC system is the most effective way to prevent contamination. If you have a fuel burning furnace, stove, or fireplace, we encourage you to have it inspected for proper ductwork and operation, and serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.

If your heating and cooling system’s air ducts have not been inspected or cleaned in the past 12 to 18 months, take advantage of your local HVAC experts at American Mechanical. We are here to answer your questions and provide thorough inspection and professional air duct cleaning services, which can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and even extend operating life.

Call (757) 347-8549 for professional air duct cleaning from our Virginia Beach master HVAC contractors.

Rave Reviews From Happy Customers

  • “LT came to our house, reviewed our requirements and presented options in a very professional and efficient manner. Much better experience than another company who’s representative dragged out the process for 3.5 hours. We had four companies inspect our home A/C set up and decided to go with American Mechanical because of a combination of reasonable cost, the equipment quoted (Trane – we already have a decent Trane furnace, existing air conditioner is a 28 year old Carrier), warranty, and timeline for installation. While our existing equipment does work, we realize since its 28 years old that it is liable to fail at any time. Plus, the RR-22 refrigerant will not be available soon. Equipment has not been installed yet, but from other reviews, I do not think I have anything to be concerned about.” - Chuck McGrath
  • “I’m that guy that never leaves a review. I’m that guy that sees reviews and thinks that these reviews aren’t real. Most companies use words like Loyal, integrity and honesty to lure you in then “BAM” they hit you with a bunch of BS charges. I must say American Mechanical customer service and their HVAC technician Manny was all of the above, To top it off their tech Manny Santiago was very knowledgeable, I can sniff out BS because of previous experiences with dealing with dishonest people. But, I can honestly say Manny was very professional, and he provided a thorough HVAC inspection. I highly recommend American Mechanical and their “OUTSTANDING” HVAC tech Manuel Santiago aka Manny.” - Smiley World
  • “Since I commenced my generator install in February, through my gas line upgrade, numerous inspections, HVAC installation and most recently my service call, Karoline has always been the five star “go to” person. When it looked like Virginia Natural Gas was going to leave me without heat in the cold of winter, Karoline said that if the gas company leaves you stranded, let me know and I will get a team out there to get you heat. She is dedicated and selfless and foremost is the first contact for the customer setting the tone for the excellence you will receive from American Mechanical.” - Gregory E
  • “Tony and Taylor installed a new heat pump in our apartment today. They arrived shortly after 8 and predicted it would take until 5. Everything went smoothly until they ran into a wiring mystery created by another local company. After considerable trouble shooting, Jon came to help, and everything was wrapped up by 7 PM. Tony remarked, “There are no problems, only solutions.” Then added, “We stay until the job is done.” Everyone was calm, patient and understanding. After having bad experiences with other local companies, we are now proudly American Mechanical customers. Thank you for giving us confidence we are in good hands at last.” - Cletis Fordwicke
  • “I was in a dilemma with my A/C and couldn’t turn to my installer. My installer had already worked on it three times and my cooling hadn’t improved. I found American Mechanical on line and they appeared reputable. I made a request for service on their webpage, and soon received a call from them. Kim, the phone representative showed concern and assured me that they would send a highly trained technician quickly and resolve my problem. The technician, David Johnson, came exactly when promised and worked thoroughly to determine the problem. He plainly explained the situation and what it would require to make it right and gave me the cost up front. David correctly diagnosed and quickly repaired my A/C in a courteous and friendly manor. I will continue to use American Mechanical for my repair needs and recommend them to my family and friends. Thank you.” - John Knight
  • “Mike Hayes came out to give us an estimate on replacing our central air conditioning unit and his professionalism and honesty highly exceeded that which I have become accustomed to in this day and age. It turns out that we do not need to replace our system at this time and Mike explained exactly why to ensure that we clearly understood. Wow! Professionalism, honesty and Customer Care…what an asset to your organization American Mechanical. We had 3 other companies come to give the estimate and your man was the only one who clearly explained what was “not” wrong with our system and who did not try to sell us a new one anyway. We are going to switch our annual service contract to AM and when the time does come to replace the unit, AM is only call we will make. Five stars are not enough. Thank you so much.” - James J.
  • “Dennis provided a FREE inspection of our HVAC as part of a package provided by American Mechanical on another project. He identified shortfalls in our older HVAC system leading to a full replacement. We verified his diagnosis as accurate and not “make work”. Dennis was very thorough, honest and really a great PRO. In general, American Mechanical has installed a whole house generator, tankless water heater, surge protection and will now get the work to replace our HVAC. All our installations were professionally accomplished as advertised, no shortcuts, no plu ups, and have been performed by techs who new their trade, were honest, communicated with us for best convenience, and very courteous. We have no concerns highly recommending this business for any project they accomplish. Call them first.” - Jim & Anne Fellows
  • “Had our Spring HVAC inspection/tune up performed by Trey today. He arrived on time and was very thorough. He spent a lot of time making sure everything was inspected on both of our units to be sure we are ready for a hot summer. He even cleaned out a hornets nest! Yikes! When asking about recommended services, Trey was up front and honest. We did go ahead with one of his recommended items. We are waiting to do the other. I appreciate that the company is willing to replace a customer-supplied part in order to save us some money.” - Nicole C.
  • “Had American Mechanical come to my home for spring HVAC maintenance. Dave Johnson was the HVAC tech who performed the service and was very thorough and knowledgeable in performing the maintenance and offering recommendations. Kim was the dispatcher who set the appointment up for me and was very professional and set up the appointment at my convenience time and with a knowledgeable HVAC tech. We are retired military and would highly recommend American Mechanical to anyone needing quality and professional service.” - Diane Beyer

What Sets American Mechanical Apart

  • Emergency Services & Same Day Service Available
  • Master Licensed Contractors
  • NATE Certified Technicians
  • Clean, Uniformed, & Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We Get the Job Done Right the First Time
  • We Guarantee Professional, Quality Service and Workmanship

“My name is John, and I've always been good at fixing things. In 1994 I decided to open an honest HVAC company, and American Mechanical was born. I've been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years now, and honesty, quality and fairness are still my number one priorities. Our mission every day is to provide professional, quality service and workmanship to our customers - and that's a guarantee.”

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