You may have heard that many people are having their air ducts cleaned professionally and are wondering if you also need to have yours cleaned. This is not an easy question to answer as every household is different. There are benefits to having this service done on your home but in some cases it is not necessary.
Older homes are more apt to need duct cleaning than newer homes. On the other hand, have you ever been on a construction site where a new home is built? If not, then you may not realize just what workers throw down in vents in these homes. If the final cleanup crew does not clean out the vents (and they can only clean as far as their hands can reach), you may have cigarette butts, food products and even soda cans in your duct work.
Too many times, air duct cleaning is a last thought. You cannot always see all the way through your air ducts to know if there is a buildup of dirt and debris, mold, or other contaminants that could be making your family ill. Often people with allergies will look to the obvious such as their own pet or the flowers growing outside their windows as the reason for their watery eyes and runny nose. The truth of the matter is that it could actually be something in your air ducts that are bringing on allergy attacks.
If you seem to be waking up in the morning with watery eyes and sneezing it does not seem like it would be something outside that is causing the allergy symptoms. This means it is more than likely something in your home if the only time you have the symptoms is when you are at home.
If anyone in your family is having asthmatic issues, allergy related symptoms or seem to be coming down with colds all the time, it would be best to have your air duct system checked by a professional.
If you notice that your home is dusty, this is another sign that your air ducts may have a large collection of dust as well. The system sends air into your home and if the ducts are full of dust, what do you expect but to have dust flowing through your home. In order to ensure you have quality air flowing around your home, the air ducts need to be clean.
Reasons to have your Air Ducts Cleaned
If you notice mold growing on any part of your heating or cooling system or visible on the air ducts
If you have had any type of flooding that has caused the insulation to become wet this will begin to grow mold. Not only will you need the air ducts cleaned, but the insulation will need to be replaced.
If you have noticed feces in your air ducts or have noticed you have any type of bugs or mice in your home. These pests can leave feces, hair, and other objects in your air ducts which can bring on allergy symptoms and provide unclean air. Professional duct cleaning Burlington is the best way to ensure quality air in your home.