Over time, it’s normal for the ducts in your home to become dusty. And while regular cleaning is typically not required, there are certain situations that will require a thorough duct cleaning by a professional. If you have any of the following issues in your ductwork, you should seriously consider getting your ducts cleaned.
- Visible mold growth
- An infestation of rodents, insects or other vermin
- Extreme amounts of dust and debris
- Particles being released into your living space through your supply registers
But how do you know if your ducts are dirty? You can visually inspect your ductwork to see if you have extremely dirty ducts, but an inspection by a professional is recommended. Also, if someone in your household suffers from allergies or symptoms that are unexplained, talk to your doctor about the possibility of mold growth or containments in your home being the cause of these problems.
If you decide to have your ducts cleaned, the following will be done by a professional:
- Dirt in your ductwork will be dislodged with the use of specialized tools
- Debris will be removed with a high-powered vacuum cleaner
Some professionals might suggest the use of chemical biocides and/or chemical treatments to kill microbiological contaminants and control mold growth. If you do decide to have this service, make sure your ducts are properly and fully cleaned of all dirt and debris before the chemicals are introduced to the ducts.
If you think that your home might benefit from a duct cleaning, contact the professionals at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbingto discuss your concerns or to schedule an inspection.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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