5 Reasons to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

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5 Reasons to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

We all know the importance of the air quality in our homes. As a society, we have become more educated on air pollutants and how to keep our homes free of dangerous aerosols and other contaminants. With this increased awareness, many homeowners wonder if they should get their home’s air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. They may see promotions from businesses trying to sell duct cleaning services that suggest that regular cleaning is important for the safety of your home and family.

The truth is, duct cleaning should be done every seven years or after a major construction project. If any of the following situations apply to you, consider calling Home Comfort Experts for a free estimate on cleaning the ducts in your home. Home Comfort Experts uses highly trained technicians and state-of-the-art machinery to eliminate construction debris, dust mite feces, pet dander and even finds small objects that have fallen into ductwork over the years.

Do call if: 

Someone in Your Household Has Allergies

Respiratory allergies are directly related to the quality of the air you breathe and the presence of contaminants such as dust, mold spores and pollen. Though there’s not a lot you can do to control these conditions outdoors, you can make your home as free of them as possible. If any of your family members suffers from allergies, talk to a professional duct cleaner to see if a cleaning would improve your home’s air. We can also install UV lights that kill bacteria, germs and viruses not just in the ducts, but on surfaces in your home.

Related read: Stop Asthma and Allergy Flair Ups This Spring 

Visual Inspection Turns Up Dirt or Mold

Take a look at the area around your air vents. Do you see dirt or mold on the vent or surrounding the area? You can even take the cover off and inspect the area behind it. If the area looks clean, you probably don’t have mold problems. However, if you see mold, a heavy buildup of dust or dirt, or evidence of vermin living in the duct, it’s a sign that there are irritants in the system that should be cleaned.

Related read: Mold Contamination in your Ductwork: What Should You Do? 

You Know They Haven’t Been Cleaned in Years

Though cleaning on a monthly or even yearly basis is usually unnecessary, you may want to consider a cleaning if you know for a fact that the ducts have not been touched in several years. If you have lived in your home for more than five years and have never cleaned the air ducts, it might be time. If you’re purchasing an existing home, ask the previous owner when the ducts were last cleaned so you can get a good idea of when the next cleaning should be scheduled. 

Family Members are Suffering from Unexplained Respiratory Problems

Are members of your family stuffed up or sneezing for reasons unrelated to allergies or the common cold? Have you taken them to the doctor and received few answers? It’s possible that mold or dust in your home’s air could be the cause. If you’ve ruled out everything else, it makes sense to try an air duct cleaning to see if it resolves the issue. 

You Recently Had Indoor Construction Performed

Any type of indoor construction that kicks up dirt or releases contaminants into the air can affect your air quality. Irritants such as sawdust or paint particles can be sucked into intake vents and remain there.

Related read: The Basics of Cleaning the Air Ducts in Your Home

If any of the above situations apply to your family or home, contact Home Comfort Experts to inspect your ducts to determine if duct cleaning is in order. In South Bend, Mishawaka, Fort Wayne and surrounding areas of Indiana and Michigan, contact Home Comfort Experts for fast, efficient service with a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.

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