Indoor air quality is just one of the concerns homeowners
have when they decide to have their ducts cleaned. A
typical six-room home, creates up to 40 pounds of dust
annually through everyday living. And that doesn’t include
hair from your pets or contaminants created from smoking
or from living in an extremely dry environment.
Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home
– taking air in and breathing it out. This means those
contaminants found in your home, through normal
occupation, are re-circulated five to seven times per day,
on average. This can lead to a build-up of contaminants
(dust and dirt) in your duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
Here are some clear signs that you might need ducts or vents cleaned:
While it may be tempting to try to clean ducts and vents yourself, without the right equipment you will at best only reach a portion of your ductwork and at worst damage your ductwork. Most ductwork is hard to reach as it runs underneath floor or in the wall. And if your ductwork isn’t secure or is flex you can damage or disconnect it making the issue even worse. Although it may help in clearing some of the dust and debris, you really need a professional cleaner to guarantee your system is truly cleaned out.
Although cleaning your ductwork can help for a short time, the best remedy is treating the problem – leaking ductwork. By sealing your duct work it can prevent dirt and dust from getting sucked into your ductwork.
Seal It To Believe It!