Many restoration contractors are seeking ways to expand and grow their businesses. Consider a service with good long-term potential. A service that complements existing services. A service that is easy to use and profitable. This is precise what air duct cleaning does.
Air duct cleaning will continue to be a hot commodity as the need for indoor air quality, and energy efficiency will never disappear. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVACs) must be cleaned and coated for many restoration projects that have been damaged by fire or mold. An excellent way to grow a restoration company and reap the benefits of:
High gross profit margins (40-60%)
Increased revenues from existing clients.
Capability to attract new customers.
During difficult economic times, diversification can be a benefit.
Subcontractor use can be eliminated by eliminating scheduling and quality control problems.
Integration with existing business systems (estimating and marketing, accounting, etc.) is easy. You can.
Restoration contractors often have many questions about this service. These are some of the most common questions restoration contractors have about this service:
What is air duct cleaning?
Duct cleaning goes beyond cleaning the air ducts. The more appropriate term would be “HVAC cleaning.” Everything in the HVAC system is included. It is essential to eliminate all contaminants, dirt, and debris that have accumulated in the HVAC system. This is known as source removal. The following are some basic cleaning tasks for residential air-duct cleaning:
Visual inspection before and during cleaning.
Clean, replace and remove supply and return air vents.
As needed, install access openings and seal them after cleaning.
Clean supply air conduit work
Clean return air ductwork.
Clean the motor/blower assembly of the furnace.
Clean the heat exchanger’s air stream.
If possible, clean the secondary heat exchanger.
Clean the evaporator coil.
If an air cleaner is present, wash it.
Replace air filter
If necessary, cover the ductwork with a coat of paint.
What equipment do you need?
A typical equipment package that inspects cleans and disinfects HVAC systems is:
Vacuum collection system to place the ductwork under vacuum.
Cleaning tools such as power brushing systems and air washing/whipping systems can be used to stimulate the skin.
HEPA-filtered dry/wet vacuums are for contact vacuuming.
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A digital camera or visual inspection system
Sanitizer, fogger, and coil cleaner are just a few of the many options.
Equipment to apply coatings such as a cart- or robotic spray system and a commercial airless sprayer.
Other items such as drop cloths and ladders, hand tools, etc.
You will also need a trailer or truck to transport the equipment.
How much does it cost for air duct cleaning?
The cost to add air-duct cleaning services will depend on the services you offer (residential, commercial, or both), what equipment you choose, and how much cleaning you do.
An essential equipment package for residential will cost between $6,000.00 and $7,500.00. A basic package for commercial will run from $9,500.00 up to $12,000.00. A spray cart, robotic system, or airless sprayer are required to coat ductwork. Most equipment suppliers will offer you a variety of options that will meet your budget and best suit your needs.
The Air Duct Cleaning service is a great way to help your business grow and thrive. It’s also relatively easy to add on.