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Cardinal Plumbing provides air duct cleaning services in Sterling, Alexandria, Reston, Gainesville, and throughout Northern Virginia. Does your home have signs of poor air quality? An increase in allergies or asthma symptoms, or more dust in the air than usual, can indicate a problem in your ventilation system.
Call today to schedule an air duct cleaning to address issues such as dirt build-up, contamination, leakage, or poor sealing. Serving all of Northern Virginia, we’re available in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties.
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Common Problems with Air Ducts

Air ducts are susceptible to a wide range of issues that can in turn have a direct impact on your HVAC system, home, and health. If left unchecked, these problems may lead to damage to important and expensive components.

  • square box Contamination: Dust, pollen, mold, and other fine particles that collect in ductwork can contaminate the air in your home, causing anything from sneezing and coughing to airborne diseases. Unwanted particles can collect indoors in concentrations much higher than outside, which can be very dangerous.
  • square box Blockage: Excessive accumulation of material can eventually block ducts, impeding airflow through the system. Insect colonies, rodent infestations, and bird nests can completely block a duct, disrupting your HVAC system and potentially exposing your family to harmful pathogens.
  • square box Leakage: A loss of air from ducts forces your air conditioning system to work harder. This can cause components to overheat, wear out faster, and fail, causing the A/C to break down unexpectedly. At the very least, an air leak will prevent the system from maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home.
  • square box Poor Sealing: The grills and registers are important for airflow, but if they’re not well-sealed, dust, debris, and insects can get inside with little to stop them. A significant amount of conditioned air can escape through poorly sealed areas as well, so it’s important for a professional to address any sealing issues before they become costly.
  • square box Design Flaws: Some duct designs are more prone to getting obstructed. If your system has an unusual number of kinks and twists, air flow can be blocked or restricted to the point it negatively impacts the efficiency of your air conditioning system. A bad design can make it impossible to get comfortable no matter what you set your A/C to.

Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning is an important part of maintaining proper ventilation. By having a professional clean your dryer vents, you can reduce humidity and dust in the air. Dust and lint build-up can be a fire hazard, but clean vents can prevent a dangerous fire. They can also increase efficiency, so the dryer uses less energy, potentially saving on utility bills. Kitchen exhaust systems help restaurants and commercial kitchens maintain and adhere to strict cleaning standards. Following the proper cleaning procedures reduces the risk of fire and allows smoke and odors to ventilate. It can improve efficiency as well, resulting in energy savings. Exhaust cleaning professionals can also ensure you’re compliant with local/national fire and health codes.

Benefits of Cleaning Air Ducts

Clean air ducts have many benefits in homes, restaurants, offices, and any indoor air-conditioned space, including:
  • square box Fewer impacts from dirt, pollen, mold, debris, and fine particles in the air.
  • square box Elimination of viruses and bacteria that can potentially contaminate buildings.
  • square box Improvement in allergy/asthma symptoms and reduced sick days at work.
  • square box Increased efficiency of HVAC equipment and a longer operating life.
  • square box Avoidance of inconvenient, costly breakdowns of A/C systems.
Professional cleaning services employ advanced equipment and techniques that effectively remove contaminants, sanitize your ducts, and deodorize indoor air. Technicians can safely inspect for clogs, damage, and design issues and use professional-grade vacuum systems to clear out any debris.

Contact Cardinal Plumbing for Professional Air Duct Cleaning

If you think it’s time for an air duct cleaning, contact Cardinal Plumbing and we’ll perform a thorough inspection to determine what kind of service you need. We are equipped to clean out any kind of build-up and identify/fix any serious problems that may be present. Remember, your ductwork cycles all the air you breathe and can impact your comfort, health, and safety. Book online or call us at 703-721-8888 to schedule an appointment.

Air Duct Cleaning Service

Air ducts greatly influence the quality of the air that you breathe inside of your home. While they are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning and repairs, air ducts are essential to your HVAC system. Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air provides air duct cleaning services our customers can rely on.
Whether home remedies for cleaning your air ducts aren’t working or you just don’t have time to service your ducts, Cardinal heating and cooling services can help.
The air quality in your home is impacted by everyday tasks such as bathing, cooking, cleaning and even coughing. With chemicals and particles building up in your ducts, it’s no wonder why indoor air quality can suffer when air ducts are neglected.
With professional air duct services, you can avoid potential HVAC and air duct problems down the road. Our air duct cleaning services ensure your air ducts get a fresh start with each cleaning.
Our team can service homes and businesses across Northern Virginia, with locations in Sterling, Alexandria and Gainesville.
Our money-back satisfaction guarantee ensures we provide reliable and timely service to all of our customers.
Air Duct Maintenance
When it comes to HVAC maintenance, prevention plays a major role in keeping a system efficient for the duration of its lifetime.
Servicing air ducts is no different. HVAC units only work as well as their parts, and having clean air ducts greatly impacts the health of a unit.
Taking preventative measures for your air ducts may seem daunting, but a few things to focus on include preventing mold and preventing clogs. You can provide proper care by scheduling regular maintenance with Cardinal heating and cooling experts.
Air ducts tend to collect dirt and dust over time, which makes regular cleaning essential to help ensure a safer, healthier home for your family. Air duct maintenance should never be neglected, as it can lead to issues like mold growth and insect or rodent nests.
Extending HVAC Lifespans
Air duct cleaning services go beyond providing better air quality for your home and family. Regular air duct maintenance can help extend the life of your HVAC unit by many years.
When you have clean air ducts, your HVAC unit will operate more efficiently. Clogged air ducts reduce the efficiency of HVAC units by restricting air circulation throughout the house and unit.
Restricted airflow can lead to uneven heating and cooling, and it can place unnecessary strain on your HVAC unit. This additional wear and tear can cause parts to fail prematurely, or to malfunction over time. Clogged air ducts can even lead to contaminants landing on coils, motors and other HVAC components, posing a safety threat.
By improving the conditions in which the HVAC unit works, you will extend the life of your unit and prevent future repairs and expenses.
What to Expect from Cardinal HVAC Experts
At Cardinal, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with reliable, safe and cost-efficient solutions.
Our team provides a wide range of air duct services, including cleaning, repairs, replacement and sealing. Our team is professionally trained and is up-to-date with current methods and services being offered for air ducts and HVAC units.
When you contact Cardinal for air duct cleaning services, you can expect clear and transparent communication about the process and pricing. Our team members will arrive uniformed and ready to provide contactless service to ensure customer safety.
Once a team member arrives, they will conduct a quick survey of what needs to happen. Upon approval, our pros will act quickly and efficiently to service your air ducts.
Our desire at Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air is to provide our customers with reliable experts who want to serve our community with care and passion. Cardinal is proud to hire locally, which means our team members are your neighbors, and they care deeply about serving local residents and businesses.
Whether your air ducts need a regular cleaning or a full-on replacement, the Cardinal family is here to help.
All our work is money-back guaranteed. We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations with every job, and we’re willing to guarantee our team will do exactly that.
Contact us online today or give us a call at 703-721-8888 to discuss all of our air duct services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Replacing air ducts might sound easy, but it’s an incredibly complex process. In a typical central air system, the air ducts connect across a large system. They bring air in and out of all the rooms of your home. To replace those ducts, a technician needs to go through and make sure every one of those ducts is changed out with new ones. One of the most difficult parts of the process is making sure that there are no leaks. One of the ways you could be wasting energy is by having leaky ducts. While an experienced technician will make sure your new ducts have no leaks, an inexperienced one may not do the same. As a result, you could end up wasting hundreds of dollars on heating and cooling each year. This is why you should never attempt to change out your ducts alone. Call an expert and have the job done quickly and efficiently.
Just as your HVAC units won’t last forever, your air ducts won’t be eternal. In fact, they may not last as long as your heating and cooling system. In most homes, the ducts need to be replaced once every ten to 15 years. If you fail to replace your ducts in a timely manner, you could experience several issues. First, you might have high energy bills. Old ducts tend to leak, and this makes it difficult for your HVAC system to function. It may work much harder than necessary. If you wait too long to change out your ducts, you face another issue. You could have pests in your home or be in danger of a duct collapsing. To prevent any of these situations from happening, you should work with an experienced HVAC technician. They can examine your ducts and determine whether or not you should replace them. Call us for help.
One of the most obvious signs of bad ductwork is a strange noise coming from your ducts or vents. As soon as you notice a change in your system’s sound, consult with a professional. You could have leaks or holes within your ducts. Unless you act quickly, you could have serious problems. High energy bills, frequent repairs, and other complications often occur when there are duct leaks. You also may know that you have bad ductwork if you have an old HVAC system. How old is your ductwork? If it’s close to 15 years old, you should consider replacing your ducts. Doing so comes at a high cost, but it could save you money on future repairs. You should be proactive and be on the lookout for several signs of bad ducts. When in doubt, schedule a duct inspection and let our team help you answer your questions.
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