Should you clean your duct work after a fire?
After experiencing a fire and assuming the structure was not a total loss, we took several steps, including inspecting structural surfaces and contents for char, soot, and/or odor damage. Something that should never be overlooked is the condition of the HVAC unit and duct lines that condition and circulate healthy air throughout your business or home. Inside the primary duct work, commonly called the 'Plenum,' you can see it has been heavily affected by a fire, and soot has covered the interior which is made of an insulated fiber board. With steel duct work, cleaning, sealing and applying an anti microbial is commonly successful, however, due to the porous nature of the fiber board, replacement is generally recommended.