Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Air Duct Cleaning & Your Indoor Air Quality

Why do you need an air duct cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is an important step in improving your home's indoor air quality. This is important to have done because according to the EPA, indoor air quality is one of the 5 greatest risks to public health!

Nearly 90% of American homeowners are unaware that air pollution levels inside one's homes can be two to five time higher than that of outside it. This means that the air quality in your home could be harmful to you and your family!

Poor indoor air quality can be especially harmful if someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies. Your household dust can contain mites, mold, mildew, pollen, and animal dander. All of which is cycled through the central air system, which completely circulates the air in your home three to five times a day.

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What's in my ducts?

From dust bunnies, dirt and animal fur/dander to mold, rodent droppings and harmful microbes, all sorts of things can get caught in your air ducts. A professional air duct cleaning is the only way to effectively remove dust and harmful contaminants from your air ducts. Professionals will use a vacuuming method to get rid of the dust and debris in the ducts.  Than some professionals will fog your system with an antimicrobial mist (EPA-Registered) to sterilize the duct work. This will kill off harmful microbes and bacteria growing inside the ducts and help to rid it of any bad odors.

Schedule Inspections if you are not sure.

Not sure you need an air duct cleaning done? Well the EPA say to have your air ducts in your home cleaned only as needed. Since it is hard to know if you need it done without actually looking inside your ducts, it is smart to have a video inspection done every so often (we recommend once a year).  This is a great way to see the quality your duct work is in and confirm whether or not an air duct cleaning is necessary.

If you are located in the greater Phoenix area in Arizona, take advantage of our free inspections and schedule your visit today.