Your family’s health and comfort are the top reasons to have your air ducts cleaned every few years. That’s because indoor air quality can affect your family’s health, cause your HVAC system to run less efficiently, and make your home uncomfortable to live in. In today’s blog from Air Duct Cleaning, we discuss the five government-recognized reasons to get your air ducts cleaned.
1. Water Damage
Permanent or persistent water damage in your home’s air ducts can lead to the growth of mold and fungi. Water damage can also lead to structural damage to your home, which may make it unstable over time. It’s important to find the source of the water damage, eliminate it, and then get your ductwork cleaned.
2. Microbial Growth
Moisture in your air ducts may lead to microbial growth. If the water damage doesn’t come from an identifiable source, consider getting a dehumidifier to lessen the amount of humidity in your ductwork. Consider having your ducts covered in the appropriate amount of insulation if the ducts go through your crawlspace or attic. Insulation can regulate the temperature inside the ducts while helping to control the humidity.
3. Debris Build-Up
Debris build-up can come from several sources. Holes or gaps in air ducts can allow large particles inside. Pests, such as mice or bugs, can live in the ductwork and bring insulation, food, and droppings with them. There might even be some leftover debris in the ductwork from when the house or HVAC system was constructed.
Dust is one of the most common things you’ll find in your air ducts. If dust discharges from the vents, it’s time for a thorough air duct cleaning. Air Duct Cleaning specializes in residential and commercial services. We promise clean and sanitized air ducts.
5. Offensive Odors
Offensive odors may originate in the ductwork or your HVAC system. This may happen from malfunctioning parts, leaks, or a breach in the equipment. The first thing to do is find and eliminate the source of the odor, followed by a thorough air duct cleaning to get rid of any lingering smells that may persist for weeks or months afterward.