If you have done some research on how to clean your AC unit, you have probably come across some video tutorials that show how you can wash your air-conditioner with chemicals. Some of these tutorials are dangerous because they do not show how to safely handle these chemicals.
If you need to have your AC system cleaned and flushed, your best option is to call a professional. You can keep reading to find out more about chemical cleaning if you are curious about this process and want to know how it works.
What Technicians Need
Technicians need a few things to perform a full-on chemical wash. They use special chemical products that are made to clean AC systems. These products can remove particles that build up and clog your AC unit. The chemicals will eliminate these particles without causing any damages to the AC system.
The professional grade cleaning products used by AC technicians remove particles and do not leave any residues. Rinsing is very easy and should only take a few minutes. It is important to use chemicals that don’t leave any residues behind since this could affect how some parts of the AC unit work.
Some of these special cleaning products leave a chemical coating on the AC part. This changes the surface of the different parts inside of the AC unit and makes it harder for debris, dirt and dust particles to attach themselves onto the different parts. This will help keep your AC unit clean for a longer period of time.
The technician who cleans your AC system will use a catch basin to prevent the cleaning solution from spilling under the AC system. Some of these products can be toxic. Sprays and nozzles often used during the cleaning process.
The Chemical Cleaning Process
Some parts need to be removed from the AC system for the chemical cleaning process to be efficient. The technician who cleans your AC unit will start by removing the motor fans, the fan coil, the air filters and the entire drainage system. These parts need to be removed and cleaned separately from the rest of the system. All the debris will be removed before these parts are put back into the AC system.
The fan coil is cleaned by spraying the chemical solution on it to remove dirt and debris that accumulate when the AC system is operating. The air that goes through your AC system will be a lot cleaner, which means the filter won’t have to catch as many particles.
The technician you hire will probably apply grease to keep the fan running smoothly and to prevent shaking or vibrations. Cleaning the fan is very important because it improves the quality of the air you breathe.
Filters are another important part of your AC system since they catch particles that would otherwise end up in the air you breathe. The filters can be washed with a special chemical to improve the quality of the air you breathe. This will really make a difference if you are sensitive to allergens.
The drainage system will also be cleaned with a special chemical solution. The pipes and catch basins will be flushed and cleaned since build ups on these parts can result in leaks.