Over time dirt and allergens from outside enter the home through doors and open windows. When a homeowner turns their HVAC system on, it pushes those particles through the ducts, where some of it collects. The rest of it becomes airborne where it can be inhaled and leads to an increase in allergy symptoms and breathing difficulties.
“Dust in your home is actually a combination of dead skin, along with hundreds of allergy causing pollutants. If you are living in a home that other people previously lived in, then you are more than likely breathing in a mixture of their dead skin and yours,” said Davis. “It’s unpleasant to think about but it’s reality.”
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Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
Air duct cleaning has many benefits including:
- Improved HVAC unit durability and longevity
- Promoting air flow efficiency
- Decrease in allergens and contaminants such as mold, smoke, pollen, dust mites, household cleaners, dirt and pet dander
- Odor elimination
- Cleaner indoor air quality, breathe easier
- Better living environment
Air duct cleaning removes debris and dust from the duct work with cleaning brushes used to scrape and loosen all the caked-on debris. A special vacuum hose is attached to the duct, that uses forced air to suck out all the allergens.
Do New Homes Need Duct Cleaning?
“People assume that ducts in new construction homes don’t need to be cleaned. Unfortunately, new homes are perhaps the best candidates for a thorough cleaning of the heating and AC duct system,” says Marsha Goff, Office Manager. “With most new homes, we find just as much dust and anything that the contractors left behind. It ranges from drywall dust and sawdust to old soda cans and trash.”
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggest home and business owners get their air ducts inspected and cleaned every three to five years.
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