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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Duct cleaning

December 30, 2009
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Is there a machine or system for cleaning exposed ductwork and vents in a gym? The method of getting on a lift and knocking dust to the floor with a duster on a pole and then vacuuming is not working.
The answer:
You might try putting a longer (6, 8, 10 or 12-foot plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC)) pipe or aluminum extension tube on a backpack vacuum hose and use that from a lift.
Some companies (Nilfisk and others) make a round brush vacuum head that can be used on round ductwork, otherwise a dusting brush or carpet foot on ... — Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.
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