Are your ducts in order?
There are so many impurities that can run through your HVAC duct system which is why it could be important to have them cleaned on an as needed basis. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recommendations you should research to make your own decision. Smoke, dust, dirt, pet dander and hair, pollen, smoke and mold can all be circulating through your ductwork.
When they do, you or your family may be exposed to allergens and triggers that keep circulating leading the symptoms to occur more often. Mold growth in the ductwork or HVAC system can cause damage and as spores circulate through the air can pose serious health effects. Impurities that flow through your HVAC ductwork can also lead to odors in the home.
Duct cleaning services are usually on an as needed basis and while there is no need to clean them regularly, you may have certain circumstances where they need cleaning more often.
For example, you may have mold or mildew growth which can cause a moldy smell or you may even be able to see mold growth within the ducts or HVAC system. Pests, such as mice are also able to penetrate through ducts through the attic, crawlspace or even outdoors. If they nest or even die inside they leave behind droppings, bodies, and impurities.
There are a couple of steps that you can take to help keep the HVAC ductwork such as changing air filters on a regular basis. You can also clean the vents thoroughly with warm soapy water removing the impurities from the vents. If you find yourself needing a duct cleaning service then please feel free to call and we can give you a quote.