Getting the air ducts cleaned is something many homeowners have come to rely on to improve the indoor air quality, cleanliness of the home, and energy efficiency. Where many have seen the benefits of the air duct cleaning services professionals offer, there are still plenty who have their questions concerning it. At this time, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to answer a handful of the most common frequently asked questions for you today.
Air Duct Cleaning FAQ
Q. Is it true that mold can grow in the air ducts and if so is it a health risk?
A. Consistent temperatures, a food service (dust is a major source), and moisture encourages mold spores to thrive. The air ducts accumulate plenty of filth that the mold feeds off of. The air ducts are an optimal place for mold to flourish if the spores have made it in them. The spores, however, are generally derived from another source. If you should find a mold issues in the home or in surrounding areas it is important you invest in an air duct cleaning to ensure the problem is efficiently taken care of.
Q. Is dust the only thing building up in the ducts?
A. The environment plays a major role and there are additional factors that dictate what is in the air ducts as dust is not the only thing. Along with dust, dust mites, dirt, chemical residues, pollens, pet dander, dead skin cells, mold spores, carpet fibers, lint, construction debris, fire place soot, moisture, along with any remnants that derive from construction-like projects. There are additional possibilities that can result a multitude of debris accumulating the air ducts.
Q. Are there any health benefits to getting the air ducts cleaned?
A. The HVAC, or the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system includes a line of tubing that filters the heated or cooled air. Not only does the air get distributed through these shafts, but the outside air is brought in to be treated and dispersed. Removing the pollutants, allergens, contaminates, and even pathogens significantly will help minimize respiratory agitation such as allergies and asthma.
Q. Can air duct cleaning save money on HVAC power costs?
A. Yes, with clean air ducts there is no additional strain put on the units. Research by the U.S. EPA has found that the clean air ducts contributes to the HVAC system’s longevity and overall condition, and helps it operating at its full potential.
Q. How frequently is it recommended to professionally clean the air ducts?
A. Experts recommend that the air ducts be professionally cleaned at the minimum, once every 5 years. However, if more than on of determining factors listed below apply to you, it is encouraged you get it done every 3 years.
– Water, smoke, or fire damage, mildew or mold contamination in the home or HVAC system.
– Severe allergy sufferers and those that frequently have asthma attacks.
– Just before moving into a new home.
– Multiple pets that shed frequent hair/fur and dander.
– Occupants that smoke.
– After home remodeling, renovations, add-ons, or other construction projects.
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If you feel your air ducts are in need of a comprehensive air duct cleaning, call in the professionals of Tough Carpet Cleaning and let our experts get started.