Can you clean your own air ducts? The answer is yes! But, for the DIY’S there is some information you will need to know. There are several methods used to clean air ducts. Most of these methods require special equipment and training! So, there is only so much the DIY’S can do to clean their air ducts. It’s more of a partial clean! Also, some air duct cleaning companies will use Biocides or Ozone to rid your ducts of contaminants. Biocides are chemicals that are used to rid your air ducts from bacteria and mold.
1). Prepare yourself by wearing protective clothing. These clothes may be a long-sleeved shirt and long pants or overalls, boots, latex or workingman gloves, preferably reaching up to the forearm, cap and a full-Face respirator mask. Eye goggles will further add to your protection. After donning your protective apparel, you will be adequately shielded from skin diseases, asthma, allergies and eye irritations.
The second thing to do is to look at where the pin 1 reference on the chip is. Rotate your circuit board so that when the chip is transferred over, it will be in the right position with pin 1 markers lined up.
Make sure to hold the can upright at all times and spray toward your surface at a 90-degree angle. Holding the can upright keeps the flow of paint consistent.
If using latex, dip the brush in water to help absorb the primer. If using alkyd, dip the brush in mineral spirits. Brush out the liquid on a piece of cardboard to remove loose bristles. Brush primer on areas of walls and trim that need special attention: patches in drywall and plaster, areas of bare wood exposed by scraping and sanding, and any spots treated with stain blocker.
And you’ll need stencils – hence the spray paint stencils part! The variety of stencils available to you is mind numbing. So, it’s next to impossible for me to recommend any one kind of stencil because I don’t know anything about your project. My best advice is to experiment and test different stencils and materials.
For the fleur de lis stencil, I tapped a glue stick on the back side of the stencil over the thin bridges and around the edges of the fleur de lis. This made the stencil adhere better to the surface and helped in preventing overspray. When the stencil is in place on your surface to be painted, run a finger firmly around all of the island edges.
Molds may seem harmless but in truth, they can cause more than just allergies. You can develop respiratory problems from prolonged inhalation of the molds. They also produce mycotoxins which may lead to neurological problems. With molds in your home, you are at risk of being exposed to too much of these mycotoxins which have also been the cause of death in some cases. Doing mold removal is just one way to prevent such things from happening. Also before hiring a basement waterproofing company make sure all the mold has been removed first.