The average home with six rooms accumulates up to 40 pounds of dust every year and that doesn’t include homes with pets!
Duct cleaning can improve indoor air quality by reducing pet dander, dust, mold, chemicals, and dirt from your air ducts. Studies have shown that we spend 60%-90% of our lives indoors so all of that dirt and debris is recirculated in the air you breathe.
While air filters can remove a modest amount of pollution from the home, air duct cleaning can clean out a ton of debris that wouldn’t be filtered out otherwise. Regular air duct cleanings can help improve air quality and reduce the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality.
We recommend having your air ducts cleaned every 2 to 3 years to prevent many maintenance and health problems before they start. However, homes with pets or children with allergies should have their air ducts professionally cleaned more frequently than the recommended average.
For further guidance, the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) notes that you should clean your ducts:
Nationally conducted tests by the EPA have shown that indoor air quality is actually more polluted than outdoor air? The culprit is dirty air ducts. Dirt, debris, dust mites and a host of allergens collect inside air ducts. Not only does it reduce the healthiness of the air we breathe but increases the need for interior dusting and cleaning.
If your home consistently feels dustier than it should be, then it could be a result of too much dust and debris getting in the ductwork.
The ductwork makes for the perfect home for insects, rodents and other pests. You should be aware if you hear beating wings or scurrying feet in the ventilation system.
Lastly, you need to remedy mold right away. You will first need to confirm that you actually have mold. From there, we can take steps to eliminate the mold and any other microbial growth taking place.