Duct Cleaning and the Prevention of Health Risks

June 19, 2019

Maintaining a clean and healthy home is important for everyone in your family. But what a lot of people neglect are the air ducts that carry cold and hot air throughout your space.

With dirty air ducts, you may suffer a host of problems that can wreak havoc on your health.

Take a look at these benefits of duct cleaning so you can ensure that your abode is safe, clean, and free of added indoor pollutants.

Buildup Causes a Myriad of Problems

Over time, the air ducts in your home will accumulate a host of particles and other pollutants. This buildup includes things like dust and pet dander, or it could even contain random dead insects or even mice (yuck!).

When these pollutants build up inside your air ducts, the air forced from your HVAC unit circulates them throughout the air that you breathe. Over time, it can create a whole host of horrible health problems.

Two of the most common health issues caused by dirty ductwork are indoor allergies and asthma. If you're starting to notice that you struggle to breathe or you're feeling the effects of allergies only when you're inside, it's probably time to have your ducts inspected.

The Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Hiring a professional to perform a thorough cleaning of your ducts is recommended if you're suffering from breathing problems inside your home. There are many amazing benefits to having this service done, including:

  • A better-smelling home. Once you rid those air ducts of all that dust and nasty debris, you'll probably notice that your home smells cleaner and fresher.
  • Fewer pests. A clean air duct offers very little appeal to nasty pests like spiders, roaches, and mice. Dirty air ducts provide these little buggers with a place to build a nest and to find food. 
  • You'll breathe easier. With clean air ducts, all of the tiny particles you can't see with the naked eye will be reduced. Breathing in pollutants can cause you to feel sluggish and tired. Cleaner air makes it easier to breathe and should help to reduce any unwanted symptoms.
  • Your air conditioning system will last longer. You already know that you should change the air filter in your unit every month. But a clean duct system also frees it up from clogs and will allow air to flow more freely. The result? A longer-lasting, more powerful cooling and heating system.

With so many benefits to your health and your home, it's no wonder that duct cleaning is becoming a part of household maintenance. 

Keep the Air in Your Home Clean

You can provide a clean, safe environment for your family with regular duct cleaning. From eliminating pests to alleviating respiratory issues like allergies or asthma, this process will give your indoor space a fresh, clean feeling and better air to breathe. 

For more information about your HVAC system, air duct cleaning, and more, be sure to visit our website. 






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