The presence of the above conditions may assist you to know when you need to have your ducts cleaned. Most importantly, it is recommendable to correct these problems before cleaning, replacing or retrofitting your ducts to prolong the period in which duct cleaning may be necessary again. Importance of Duct Cleaning 1. Clear of debris and dust Air ducts tend to accumulate specks of dust and debris over time if left unattended. Dirty ducts are the main causes of constant dirt and dust in your living spaces no matter how often you clean your house. The air flowing into your house through dirty ducts ends up polluting your indoor spaces. Therefore, clean ducts improve your house’s cleanliness as air flowing through them is free from dust and debris.
2. Insects and rodents free Your house’s air ducts can be convenient places for spiders, cockroaches, snakes, rats, mice, raccoons and squirrels to hide, particularly if duct cleaning is not conducted regularly. Such insects and rodents can destroy your HVAC system while their dirt/waste and hair affects the quality of your indoor air. However, clean ducts are free from infestations from these insects and rodents, and this improves the quality of your indoor air. Moreover, clean ducts improve the lifespan of your HVAC system. 3. Clean ducts are free from mold Clean ducts ensure that no mold grows in any part of your house. Therefore, your duct cleaning service provider needs to conduct a thorough inspection to identify any mold. If it mold growth is found, it is recommendable to replace your air ducts. 4. Reduction in irritants and allergens Besides dust and debris, your ducts may harbor harmful microorganism and allergens if not cleaned for long. For instance, mildew, pollen grains, bacteria, and pet dander alongside other contaminants can accumulate in your air ducts, and this affects the quality of the air you breathe. Therefore, periodically cleaning your ducts can significantly improve your health and that of your family as it reduces your indoor air contamination. 5. Elimination of unpleasant odors The routine activities such as cooking and the presence of pets can lead to the accumulation of unpleasant smell within your house. Moreover, household cleaning detergents, mold, tobacco, and paint perfumes may contribute to stale odors in your air ducts. Every time your air
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- Spring '17
- Miss Mueni
- air ducts, Duct cleaning