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I have all kinds of dryer lint, wood chips and other garbage

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I have all kinds of dryer lint, wood chips and other garbage under my house from the previous owner, in the crawl space.

I need to get it cleaned out. I have been crawling around fixing other things and don’t think this can be cleaned adequately by hand or with a rake, etc.

I am thinking it would be best to have like a duct cleaning vacuum or something similar used. Is this something that can be or is done? What type of firm do I need to contact?


Hi. Welcome to Just Answer.

I have seen many units like you describe, both manufactured, and stick builts with sub floors.

You could call in a duct cleaning service but rest assured you wont like the cost.

The units that I have cleaned I did with a good powerful shop vacuum and some flexable tubing as an extension (see picture). The last two I hired a college kid to do for me. Knees dont crawl very well anymore.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the bill is going to the previous owner as this was supposed to be taken care of prior to my assuming ownership.


given that, would a duct cleaning company be willing to do this? or, would they not want to be dragging their equipment around in filth?

Jennifer, I really coudn't say. It would be up to the company.

I can tell you that most duct cleaning companies that do HVAC ducting have to do systems under houses as well as inside them. I just dont know if there are any local companies that do duct cleaning in your area.

Please provide your zip code and I will see who is available in your area.

Thank you.


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