I Decided to Clean My Air Ducts Myself

The air in my cabin has been a little smelly, and I’ve attributed it to my HVAC ducts.

I have a ton of air fresheners scattered throughout the cabin and I’ve cleaned every surface, however the smell still lingers.

I guess the smell is at its worst when the Heating as well as Air Conditioning system is pushing air through my air vents, which is why I’ve decided to scrub my HVAC ducts. I considered hiring a professional, however after looking into the prices, I feel like it’s something I can handle myself. I’m not opposed to cleaning a good mess. I did a little research on cleaning HVAC ducts, and it seems easy enough, and thankfully, the internet gave me with step-by-step instruction. The first thing I had to do was remove the HVAC duct covers, which was easy enough. Then, I had to block the supply vents with a towel and switch my control component to the fan setting! Next, I began cleaning the ductwork by scrubbing the dust and debri from within. I had to put on a mask for this step, because the dust was overwhelming and it made me sick to guess that I was breathing in the air traveling through. The final step was to clean the supply and return registers, and overall, I thought the process of cleaning my HVAC ducts was easy, although I wasn’t expecting the mess to be quite so large. I had to contain the dust and debri from the ductwork into the trash before it spread throughout the house. I guess I’ll pay someone next time.


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