To Fog or Not to Fog: the Debate on Air Duct Cleaning

Fogging the air duct system is a practice that should not be taken lightly, and should only be considered in extreme circumstances. While it may seem like a quick and easy solution to eliminate odors and improve air quality, it can actually cause more harm than good.

One of the main concerns with fogging and deodorizing the air duct system is that most air duct systems come from the manufacturer with an oil-based protective system. When you spray chemicals into the air duct system, it can cause the oil base to break down, which can lead to long-term damage to the system.

Additionally, fogging can release an aerosol within the air duct system, which will circulate throughout your home. While it may provide a short-term solution to eliminate odors, the chemicals in the air duct system will quickly dry out as the system runs, and the odors will return. Moreover, the chemicals you spray can cause respiratory concerns for those in your home, especially those with allergies or sensitivities.

It’s important to note that fogging and deodorizing should only be done by trained professionals who have experience and knowledge about the chemicals used in the process. A reputable and licensed technician can ensure that the chemicals used are safe for your home and its inhabitants.

At Vacu-Man, we understand the importance of safe and effective cleaning methods for your air duct system. We only provide fogging and deodorizing services on certain occasions, such as after a fire, if there’s been a death in the home, or if there’s mold present in the furnace system. Our licensed technicians are trained to safely and properly clean your dryer vent, furnace, and air duct system, using methods that are safe and effective.

Fogging the air duct system should not be taken lightly and should only be considered in extreme circumstances. It’s important to consult with a licensed and reputable technician who can properly assess your situation and provide safe and effective cleaning methods for your air duct system. At Vacu-Man, we are committed to providing top-notch service to ensure that your home’s air quality is at its best.