When you hire a professional cleaner to clean your ducts and vents, this means they will clean all the different elements that are apart of your HVAC system. This includes the supply and return ducts, grilles, diffusers, exchangers, heating units & cooling systems, drip pans, fans and the air handling unit.
When these elements are not properly maintained and sanitized, they can build up dust, pollen, and mold. When your air conditioner or heater turns on, these spores are released into the air for you to inhale. While some are less harmful, people who suffer from allergies or sensitivities will react to these spores. Mold is dangerous for anyone to be around and should be avoided with regular maintenance.
If you have family members who suffer from allergies or have a reaction to air conditioning turning on, this could be an indication there is something in your ducts making them react. A simple cleaning could help them with their symptoms.
Here are some clear signs that you need to call a pro:
Duct cleaning is a large undertaking and is best left to the professionals. A do-it-yourself approach will only scratch the surface as it is hard to reach a fair amount of the ventilation running throughout your home. Only a professional can guarantee your system is truly spotless.
A professional cleaning will involve getting the dust and debris outside of your home, so outdoor ventilation equipment will be used. Ideally, the company should be using good quality equipment. If not, they could be spreading the spores into your home and could further agitate sensitive family members. If mold is found in your unit, you will need to book a separate appointment with a mold professional to asses the situation and remove the mold. Be sure to read reviews and check references when hiring.
To maintain healthy air quality in your home, it’s important you have your ducts cleaned by a professional company. It is recommended you have your ducts cleaned every three to five years. The frequency of cleanings should increase if you have pets, young children, or family members with allergies. Breathe easy and let the professionals take care of the rest.