Clean air is essential to healthy human life. However, air pollution causes premature deaths of millions of people every year, making it more deadly than accidents and some illnesses combined. Indoor air pollution is one major cause of these deaths. And dirty air ducts could turn out to be one of the culprits of this kind of pollution. Hence, cleaning air ducts is vital and poses advantages as well.
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems. This includes the supply and returns air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drip pans, fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
Improve Indoor Air Quality and Health
Indoor Air Quality deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. It may be compromised by microbial contaminants such as mold and bacteria, chemicals, allergens, or any mass or energy stressor that can induce health effects. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleaning air ducts is a must if there is visible mold growth or if an infestation of vermin is evident. And also, if ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles. Dirty ducts can harbor contaminants which can create problems for people both young and old with respiratory health conditions or environmental allergies. All these can impact the air we breathe. In order to get rid of these harmful contaminants from the duct system, air duct cleaning is absolutely necessary. Thus, helping members at home and in the offices become healthier.
A stale and musty scent in your house suggests that dust, fungi, or mildew might be occupying the air ventilation systems and can settle over time. Air fresheners will not remove the smell. But hiring professionals to do a detailed cleaning of the air ducts will totally remove the smell.
Some research suggests that air ducts cleaning may improve your HVAC system to run more efficiently by removing debris from delicate mechanical parts. Moreover, clean systems are less likely to break down and help to potentially increase its lifetime. It can also provide cost-effective performance throughout the year.
Get Professional Help
Cleaning the ducts alone will not completely remove the dirt because of a lack of appropriate tools such as special rotary brushes and a high-powered vacuum. But you can do your own little investigation by checking the duct registers or grilles for discoloration and filthy sides of the duct. If there is an excessive amount of dust, it’s time to get help. Hiring professionals can make a big difference because they have the proper tools and skills to ensure the safety of the people living in your home.
Superior Flood and Fire Restoration is a company you can trust. Superior is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to clean your air duct system.