Keeping the homes we live in clean and free of toxins is pretty high up on the to-do list for most homeowners. Concern for the air we are breathing and keeping our loved ones safe is an ongoing struggle. Even if you don’t smoke and are pretty safe about using products with toxic fumes, there are other ways that pollutants can enter your home.
If you love to cook, and even clean, you could add to the probability that your home’s air ducts are dirty. Dragging outside dirt and debris and stirring up dust while cleaning, can all reduce indoor air quality.
For most people, the solution is to call someone to have the air ducts in their home cleaned. But is that the safest route? Or can cleaning those ducts cause damage to your home?
Find a Professional
Choosing a professional company that understands how to properly clean air ducts is critical. Without the right tools and know-how there is a threat of causing more damage than good.
Since this runs throughout your home, it can easily make you sick or cause a costly repair if the air ducts aren’t cleaned properly.
Even after paying someone to come out and clean the ducts, if damage has occured, you’re looking at a pretty hefty bill to have the heating and cooling system fixed or risk having higher utility costs as a result.
So do you just leave it alone? The answer is no.
Clean Only as Needed
As a homeowner you should keep a close eye on things like filters and checking for moisture in your system. This is an easy way to see if you need a cleaning or not. If you suffer from allergies cleaning air ducts is also important because the debris could irritate you. If you don’t suffer or have a sensitivity however, a thorough cleaning isn’t necessary every year. EPA recommendations are to clean the system once every three to five years and have regular inspections to keep your system up to date and functioning properly.
There’s No Risk from Air Duct Cleaning
All in all, if you follow best practices and hire a reputable professional company, air duct cleaning will not cause any damage to your home, and in fact is a completely necessary part of regular maintenance. It may also help to improve the quality of life of your house’s inhabitants be improving air quality.
Air Duct Cleaning in Monterey
At Preferred Hood & Duct, a National Air Duct Cleaners Association-certified Monterey company, the importance of tackling residential air duct cleanings correctly is top of mind. We use customized agitation tools that are carefully inserted into vent openings to help loosen dust, dirt, and other accumulated contaminants. Based on the location of the duct, air pressure, vacuum hoses and careful hand removal techniques are all used to thoroughly remove dirt and debris from your air ducts.
If you’d like a free consultation and quote just fill out our easy online form, or call us at (860) 613-1130.