Deciding Whether or Not to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned:
Knowledge of definitive health benefits of having air ducts cleaned seem to be up in the air, forgive the pun. But those with allergies can see the obvious benefits of not having allergens blown into a closed environment from moldy or dusty air vents.
Is duct cleaning necessary? Honestly you may have to go on a case by case basis as to whether or not air duct cleaning in your home would be to your benefit.
If everyone in your family is fortunate enough not suffer from allergies or are not experience unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if, after deep inspection of your ducts, you spot no contamination or large deposits of dust, mold or their associated odors, then air duct cleaning is very likely unnecessary. Don't worry if return registers are dusty from air pulled through the grate. It doesn't mean your air ducts are contaminated, just in need of a quick vacuum or removed for a more through clean.
Now if you or someone in you household is having unexplained symptoms and or illnesses that could be environmental , than most definitely contact your doctor.
Duct cleaning may be may be of value to you as a way to help keep your environs clean and for your peace of mind. You may hear conflicting information about the need to duct clean. But as of now there is no evidence suggesting that such cleaning would be detrimental if done properly.
Reasons to consider having the air ducts cleaned :
- Substantial mold growth inside ducts or components of your heating and cooling system.
- Visible evidence of ducts being infested with rodents or insects
- Excessive dust and debris
- Visible dust and particles being blown out of registers.
With your health and the health of your finances in mind do some advanced research of local air duct cleaning companies to make sure you contact only reputable firms. Do your research online and ask family and friends about companies they have used for air duct cleaning and you’ll breath easier.
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