Cleaning air ducts, just like any other area of your house, is important to do to help keep the air inside your home as clean as possible. After all, the EPA states that indoor air can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. While there are many factors that play into the quality of air inside your home, it’s always better to be safe and keep your air ducts clean!
Why Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?
Having your ducts cleaned is all about ensuring duct problems do not recur. The EPA suggests having your ducts cleaned if one or more of these three things occur in your home:
If there is mold growing inside your ducts or on other parts of your HVAC system
o If there is mold inside your ducts, it’s extremely important to have your ducts cleaned because the mold can continue to spread as it is carried through the ducts. It can be hard to check ducts for mold alone, and a professional should be called not only to clean your ducts, but also to talk to you about having them replaced to stop the problem from recurring.
If there are insects, rodents, or other pests inside your air ducts
o Pests represent a clear problem in your ducts and having them professionally cleaned is important to ensure the source of the pests is taken care of.
If your ducts are clogged with dust or debris, especially if that dust or debris is blown into your home through the ducts
o This is the most common reason to clean your ducts. Removing excessive dust and debris so it is not blown into your home is a good way to help keep your air quality at its finest. It’s important to address the source of these problems though, so talk to your duct professionals about how you can help prevent dust and debris from continuing to build up after they’ve been cleaned.
How Often Should I Have Them Cleaned?
Regularly having your ducts cleaned is much like having your home regularly inspected. It gives you a chance to have a professional take a look at the hard-to-examine places in your home and make sure there are no problems.
At Triad, we suggest having your ducts cleaned at least every 5 years, possibly more often if you have a family member that suffers from allergies or is sensitive to air quality. Having you ducts cleaned every 5 years lets you address whatever problems have built up over the years and get advice from a professional on how to prevent problems from recurring. This will help keep your HVAC systems at max efficiency and your air quality high!
Who Can I Call?
We are a nationally certified HVAC cleaning company, and follow the NADCA standards for HVAC inspection, cleaning, and remediation. We’ll go above and beyond to ensure your systems are clean and help you prevent duct problems in the future!