Hello, great forum you have here!
Ok I will get right to the point. I am looking to have my ducts cleaned, but have become confused after researching on this forum.
- I live in South Florida (Palm Beach Gardens)
- 1500sqf Condominium on the second floor (of which there are three total floors)
- Condominium is about 10 years old
- ducts are in the ceiling, I believe they are flex ducts
- 12 vents
- Filter: Filtrite 2200 20x20" http://www.amazon.com/Filtrete-Aller.../dp/B002WC83DK
- Looking to increase air quality; limit dust.
I am almost certain the people who lived here before me have never vacuumed, they were slobs. I had the carpets cleaned before I moved in. I have a hoover vacuum with a HEPA filter; this one http://hoover.com/products/details/u...gless-upright/
I have read many posts that say duct cleaning causes more harm than good. Have also read duct cleaning is not advised for flex ducts. On the contrary I have also read posts that state duct cleaning can be helpful IF it is professionally done right and the whole living space is vacuumed and dusted well.
My home seems abnormally dusty. I have vacuumed once a week since I have moved in (December 2011). I have slight allergies, but the thick layers of dust that pile up once a week are irritating me.
I have taken off the screen of my vents and looked inside, they do seem to be holding dust but nothing extreme.
I have called some places that have good online reviews, and so far one is quoting me $400 for use of their Rotobrush. The other is quoting $700 and I do not know what method/machine they use.
May I get some professional advice on what to do?
From my research I should either find a professional that uses an Abatement and Not a Rotobrush or I should clean my home diligently and change the filter often.
Thank you for reading,