It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes. Ductwork cleaning is important because pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts.
You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if you have substantial visible mold growth inside the ductwork or on other components of your HVAC system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems. If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced. Make sure to contact us and we can inspect the ductwork for you.
Another sign that a ductwork cleaning is needed is if you see rodents or insects in the ducts. If the ductwork is infested with vermin, make sure to contact us for an appointment. Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers. If any of the conditions identified above exists, it usually suggests one or more underlying causes.
If not properly installed, maintained and operated, ductwork components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits.
If someone in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if, after a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts may be needed. It is normal for the return registers to get dusty as dust-laden air is pulled through the grate. This does not indicate that your air ducts are contaminated with heavy deposits of dust or debris; the registers can be easily vacuumed or removed and cleaned. Make sure to contact us at the first sign of any issue you notice for your HVAC system. This can help you save time, money, and stress in the long run.