When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? Air duct cleaning isn’t usually on our list of to do’s, in fact air duct cleaning often gets left neglected. When you think about all of the air that circulates through a home or business, you know that all of that air comes out of the air ducts. If the air ducts are dirty, what is that implying about your indoor air? Air ducts need to be cleaned and often the air ducts will give you some signs that it is time to have them cleaned. For a healthier home and cleaner air, American Hometown Services will share some common signs that you need to have your air ducts cleaned.
Excessive Dust in House
Do you have dust everywhere in your home? After you have taken the time to clean your home, is there a fresh layer of dust masking the entire home within minutes? Where is all of that dust coming from? The answer is the air ducts. When the air ducts begin to develop thicker and thicker layers of dust, each time the HVAC system runs a cycle that dust in the air ducts is blown throughout your home. In order to reduce the amount of dust inside the home, it is time to have the air duct cleaned. If you are not sure if the air ducts are the source of your trouble, look at your vents. Often dust will also build up on and around the air vent.
Can Dirty Air Ducts Cause Allergies?
Allergies are a common problem many people battle. However, our homes are supposed to be our refuge from pollen and other allergenic triggers. If you suffer from allergies inside your home then your indoor air is basically polluted. The next question is where or what is polluting the air? You may be surprised over what you may discover inside your air ducts. It is not uncommon to find mold, pollen, pests and their waste inside your air ducts. Depending on what’s inside your air duct, you may be suffering from allergies from more than one source. Allergies may be the least of your concerns. Some contaminants such as mold or pests can develop into more health threatening conditions as well. Sometimes you may see the mold or the mold dust that can build around the air vents. If you discover mold or pests in your air ducts, not only do you need the air ducts cleaned, but also sanitized.
Should I Clean My Air Ducts After Construction?
Have you had recent renovations in your home? If you have had a recent renovation inside your home, there is a big chance that the air ducts will need to be cleaned. During renovations, dust, saw dust or drywall powder may have gotten trapped inside the air ducts. In the case of older homes, you may have had asbestos removed. However it can also get up into the air ducts. To ensure the air is safe and clean it is recommended to have the air ducts cleaned after renovations within the home.