Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect when getting ducts cleaned?
The technician uses specialized tools to dislodge dirt and debris in the system, followed by a thorough sanitizing process to effectively “wash away” the mess. They’ll then do an air filter change and a final testing of the system operation to ensure everything is back to working flawlessly.
Does air duct cleaning help with allergies?
An air duct system cleaning is usually recommended for people who are experiencing allergies or asthma symptoms. This should be done on a regular basis as it can not only help reduce the number of allergens in your home but also help provide relief from allergy and asthma triggers.
What does mold in air ducts smell like?
Its smell is often described as musty and earthy, similar to the scent of dirt or wet, rotting leaves. If you see black spots or black dust appearing around air vents, there’s a good chance that mold is growing inside.
How can you tell if air is clean or dirty?
Clean air is good for people to breathe. On a hot day with no wind, the air can feel heavy and have a bad smell. Once in a while, the air can even make your chest feel tight, or make you cough. When too much dirt and chemicals get into the air, the air is dirty or polluted.
What happens if you don't clean your ducts?
When water vapor comes out of the outside air, it creates a moist environment that’s perfect for mold growth to take place. If you don’t have an air duct cleaning service take a look on a regular basis, you’re likely to put your home at risk of coughing, sneezing and other breathing problems.
Can dirty air ducts affect air conditioning?
Many homeowners don’t know this, but the excessive buildup of dirt and debris in the average home’s ductwork can interfere with the overall performance of both air conditioning and heating systems.
Does air duct cleaning improve airflow?
False. If you currently have air flow issues, hot or cold spots or lack of heating or cooling coming into your home, duct cleaning is not a permanent solution. Duct cleaning only removes small particles that have settled throughout your duct system over time.
Can cleaning air ducts make you sick?
If your family is getting sick more than normal, experiencing coughing, sneezing, sore throats, runny noses, nasal congestion, headaches, and low-grade fevers, they may have upper respiratory infections as a result of dirty air ducts.
How often does ductwork need to be cleaned?
Experts advise 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.
Is it important to clean your air ducts?
EPA does not recommend that the air ducts be cleaned routinely, but only as needed. EPA does, however, recommend that if you have a fuel burning furnace, stove or fireplace, they be inspected for proper functioning and serviced before each heating season to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.
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