In the air duct cleaning industry there are a number of different tools that you use on a daily basis that will impact speed at which you complete your job and the price which you pay for your tools. The saying goes if you have the right tool for the job you can get anything done. The air duct cleaning Chicago industry is no different. If you are well-equipped then you can accomplish the most aggressive duct cleaning goals. If you are an entrepreneur or a lifetime service technician you know there are a number of different tools from different industries which air duct cleaners consider their own. If it works for a roofing contractor and it happens to work for my air duct cleaning needs I will take it. Below are a couple of random air duct cleaning tools that I use on a daily basis.
There is the ever popular five blade angled crimper that is typically used in the HVAC industry. Yes I know air duct cleaning is in the industry but not installation. This tool is primarily used for repairs when you have all ductwork that is no longer connected properly. With a few clicks of your crimping tool it's amazing how quickly you can reassemble the most damaged ductwork. Up next is the 9 hp air compressor which is used by many roofing contractors that again works perfectly in our industry. The reason this powerful piece of equipment is used is because of its sustained power with a two pump system. Just when you think that you have exhausted your air supply the next chamber is ready to go with a full dose of air. You might not think that you need this powerful of a compressor but when it comes to getting the job done right you want to have the right tool for the job. The other tools that I wanted to mention in this post is the one inch hole saw. Typically this tool is used by electricians to run wires through studs and other construction surfaces. As a air duct cleaning tool it can be your best friend when it comes to reaching the difficult spots where it bends back and forth in the ductwork. All you need is a portable drill and you can make an access points in nearly any location of the ductwork that is accessible. It is an incredible timesaver.
There are more than these tools that I have mentioned in this post that come from other industries and are applicable for air duct cleaners. It's all about trying new things that you think would make your job easier and keeping the ones that actually meet that challenge. It's a random collection but in my opinion whatever works works.