Professionals in the industry, environmental experts, medical specialists, and even consumers are beginning to understand the impacts the air ducts have with indoor exposure to breathing the air it disperses. With so many health risks, increased allergy, and other problematic challenges that air ducts can produce, people are realizing that those air ducts need tender love care periodically. Today, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to share some information that will help every homeowner better understand the purpose of air duct cleaning.
How Do Air Ducts Get Dirty & Blocked?
When temperatures are especially extreme, but also in day-to-day life, the air ducts endure a lot of traffic and many people just don’t see how the tubing meant to disperse treated air could possibly get dirty like other surfaces found in the home. Dust and other airborne particles and microbes accumulate in the ductwork that can lead to microbial growth during its normal operation. Not only will air duct cleaning reduce the growth and buildup from occurring and the health impact that has on the occupants, but it is also proven to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. In some instances, the buildup has been so severe that after a cleaning the efficiency increased to 40%.
Signs Your Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned
Below are the red flags you can identify that suggest your air ducts are in need of a cleaning.
1) Finding mold, mildew, slime, or other microbial growth anywhere in the structure.
2) Long-term, or permanent water damage that occurred in the ducts or anywhere in the home.
3) Restricted airflow from coming from the vents and registers, even after fresh air filters are installed.
4) Dust, hair, cobwebs, or other such debris is noticeably blowing from the ducts or registers.
5) Evidence of any infestation of pests, including rodents or insects.
6) Odors stemming from the airducts.
7) Increase frequency with allergies or illness.
Air Duct Cleaning Process
Depending on the extent of the buildup in the air ducts, dictates the cleaning technique applied. Taking advantage of a professional is ideal as a trained technician can assess the air ducts from all points of the access panels. Once they determine the severity of the accumulation, they can administer the proper cleaning technique to effectively remove the buildup. Professionals have specialized brushes and vacuum equipment that do not inflict damage to the ducts but restore them like new. The technician cleans the supply ducts, return ducts, air vents, and diffusers. Additionally, most professionals will also a systematic cleaning and maintenance for the heat exchanger, drain pan, coils, fan motor and housing, and system housing. After an in-depth cleaning, the system will run smoothly and efficiently. Concluding the service, most professionals will point out the sources that are contributing to the buildup including moisture, water, dust, debris, pest contamination, and other pollutants to prevent a severe buildup and extend the time in between cleaning. It is also important to keep in mind that ductwork comprised fiberglass will by the nature of the material, require more cleanings than sheet metal.
DIY VS Professional Carpet Cleaning
Some homeowners will attempt a DIY airduct cleaning, but more often than not, the improper cleaning and wrong implements will cause a decrease in the air quality and cause damage to the airducts. Professionals have to follow a strict set of requirements to ensure a safe, skillfully done and effective cleaning.
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If you are ready to increase the airflow and efficiency of your system, reduce the contaminants in the air and find relief for your excessive allergies, call Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning today to schedule air duct cleaning today!