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Duct Cleaning Tools – The Predator Whip
Whether we’re cleaning air duct systems in a home or a commercial building, We’ve always got several duct cleaning tools at our disposal. Which ones we do use depends on the specific job.
You’ve likely heard of a skipper ball or an air snake, and this is a common air tool that we always use in every case. But there are several kinds of skipper balls too… spinning ones, forward-blowing balls and reverse-blowing skipper balls. These should be common tools for most air duct cleaners.
Besides the skipper balls, there are also scorpion and predator air whips available as well. These are attached to a high pressure air line as well, and once they are inserted into your ductwork they whip around violently while removing all of the built-up dirt from all of the interior surfaces of a duct.
These special tools whip the dirt off the top, bottom and sides while it is inside the duct, but this excellent tool does not actually blow the dirt back towards the suction. It is only a matter of switching tools and then using our skipper to easily get all the loosened dirt back towards our suction hose.
We (the owners of City Duct) have been in the duct cleaning industry each for 30 and 27 years respectively now, and the scorpion and predator air whips came about because of our very own recommendations. We didn’t make these things ourselves, but merely gave our specifications to someone who did, and they did such an amazing job on it that these tools are now almost standard equipment in any real duct cleaner’s tool pouch.
At City Duct Cleaning Inc. we have the expertise to easily handle all of these tools. In fact, we make it look pretty easy.
If you require air duct cleaning for your Toronto area home or office, please give us a call. We would be happy to serve you. We can clean any HVAC system and we are the problem solvers.
What about video inspection cameras?
Frequently Asked Questions
In my professional opinion, video inspection is unnecessary to effectively view and clean the average residential duct system
We can simply put our head up inside the Duct where our vacuum is hooked up and physically view the duct’s interior with our own eyes.
In fact many of the CHEAP wireless inspection cameras are of very poor quality and can actually make a dirty duct system appear to be clean.
The technician will be unable to show you inside any of the heating vents with these cameras and he will be limited to showing you only a small portion of the main ducts.
From our many years of experience we have found that a visual inspection with the use of a flashlight, mirror, inspection holes and our own eyes will offer a much clearer picture of how the duct work appears at the end of our cleaning.
So if any duct cleaning company claims that they will do a superior cleaning due to the fact that they use an inspection camera, I suggest you challenge them to prove that they are getting their inspection camera into all the areas of your duct system…It’s simply impossible!
We do have this equipment but we use it only in rare cases, those being for example, when we are looking for someone’s lost ring or while searching out specific problems.
Pat Johnson – Is President of Enviro-Pure Air Care Residential Duct Cleaning Company located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pat has many years experience in the Duct Cleaning Industry and has written numerous articles about Duct Cleaning practices. For more information visit their frequently asked questions
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Invisible Duct Cleaning Equipment vs. Massive Suction
I think its comical when I go surfing other duct cleaning sites on the web sometimes and I see them showing a picture of their truck and their equipment… sometimes they’ve got a cube van with all the hoses displayed on the ground in front of the back door, and you can see right into the truck. There’s ladders hanging there, you can sometimes see a small shop vac in the picture and way up near the front you can see a compressor.
But what I’d like to know is where is your vacuum equipment? Is what you’re showing us supposed to be impressive? Certainly not to someone like me who happens to be a highly-qualified expert in the field.
What you’re showing me here is an empty truck. All that stuff could fit into a mini-van. So you’re driving around in a cube van just to impress people, correct?
Some of those other guys who say they are cleaning people’s ducts must be using invisible duct cleaning equipment. Or, if the thing is so small that you can’t even see it in the picture, what kind of suction are they going to have at the end of the hose by the time they run it 100 or so feet from the truck to your furnace? Could it even suck up a kleenex?
Here’s what a real truck-mounted vacuum system looks like. The vacuum system alone uses up most of the truck. There is a gas-powered 4 cylinder engine that runs the vacuum and the compressor. If you were to put your hand up to the end of the hose when it is running, it would suck your whole arm into the hose.
It is true that the suction doesn’t do all the work when you are getting your duct system cleaned. It’s actually a combination of the compressed air and the vacuum working together. But to do a real job, they do both have to be powerful.
Having the right equipment alone is not just enough to get a quality cleaning either, but at least its a good start. Another very important factor is that the technician has to know how to use the equipment properly.
We once walked into a job site where some other company was cleaning some ducts and saw the technician struggling like crazy trying to get his air snake to work properly. The hose was bunching up and the thing just was not co-operating. You could tell that he was getting quite frustrated. So John says, “Give me that”, and took the thing out of his hand and fired the air snake right down the duct just like nothing. The guy was quite surprised and asked him, “How did you do that”? It was pretty funny, but the sad thing is that this is something that is fairly typical. We’ve seen similar situations many times.
So how did John manage to send the air snake straight to the end of the duct with almost no effort at all? That comes from years of experience and knowing how to use your tools.
If you want quality workmanship and experienced duct cleaning technicians who use real truck-mounted vacuum equipment, then give us a call. While we are at your home you can come out to the truck and see the equipment for yourself if you want to. It’s big, its real and its powerful, and you are always welcome to test our suction for yourself. We have nothing to hide.
So in short, if you want it done right, call City Duct. Our pricing is reasonable and all our work is completely guaranteed. (416) 293-1800