Cleaning your own home’s ducts might sound like a good way to save money and improve your indoor air quality here in Hagerstown, Maryland, but it’s more dangerous than you think. Ducts only should be cleaned by a trained HVAC professional, and here are the primary reasons.

You Don’t Have the Right Equipment

Your vacuum cleaner’s extension hose might reach a few feet into your ducts, but that’s not far enough to make a substantial difference. Your home can contain hundreds of feet of ductwork, so cleaning around the registers and air vents only will scratch the surface.

Our HVAC technicians have highly specialized equipment that allows us to clean every inch of your ductwork. Our equipment also proves much more powerful than a consumer-grade shop vac or similar device, which means we can remove smaller and more stubborn particles.

You Could Injure Yourself or Damage Your Home

Without proper HVAC training, you won’t know how to clean your ducts safely. You could injure yourself as you attempt to squeeze into tight spaces or balance on unstable beams in your attic. Additionally, untrained homeowners might accidentally tear ductwork, necessitating additional professional repair or replacement.

Either way, those hazards will negate any money you might have saved. Plus, if you don’t have the right safety equipment, you could breathe in the harmful contaminants that line your ductwork.

You Could Create a Mess

Cleaning ductwork can prove extremely messy. Our technicians know how to protect your home from debris while they clean your ducts, which means your home won’t show any signs of the work we do after we leave — except, of course, for cleaner air. Attempting a DIY fix will likely leave your floors, walls, and furnishings coated with a thick layer of dust, which will become time-consuming to clean up.

Professional duct cleaning will help you protect your home’s indoor air quality without putting yourself or your home at risk. To schedule expert duct cleaning with our trained technicians, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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