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A Breath of Fresh Air

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

A thorough spring cleaning is a fantastic way to banish any dust, dirt, allergens or germs that have invaded your home. Cleaning some things are fairly straightforward. You can launder curtains, wipe down walls, scrub counters, polish wooden surfaces, and shampoo carpets. What about the air in your home? Poor indoor air quality can result in discomfort and illness, but cleaning the air ducts connected to your ventilation, heating, and air conditioning system can lead to significant improvements. How do you get clean air ducts? You call SERVPRO. We have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to do the job properly.

THE TROUBLE WITH DIRTY AIR DUCTS Although you rarely see the grime coating the inside of your air ducts, it can still cause problems. When it comes to issues with indoor air quality, ventilation systems are often among the biggest troublemakers. An HVAC and air duct system that has been running for a while without attention can circulate foul odors, dust, germs and other contaminants throughout your home. Cleaning the air ducts can freshen the air, improve its quality, decrease the likelihood of a mold infestation in the ductwork and reduce the volume of tiny particles circulating inside your home. This can make breathing more comfortable for anyone, and it can be especially beneficial for those who struggle with allergies, asthma or other respiratory concerns. Dirty air ducts are not just a problem for your home’s inhabitants. They can also interfere with your HVAC system’s ability to do its job. Clearing these passageways of obstructions that hinder the passage of heated or cooled air allows your HVAC system to operate more effectively, reducing wear and tear on the system and potentially extending its life. It can also improve its efficiency, which may be reflected in lower energy bills.

WHEN SHOULD AIR DUCTS BE CLEANED? Air duct cleaning is done on an as-needed basis. For most homes, this will be roughly every three to five years. If your household includes pets, smokers, or people with allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions, then you may find more frequent cleanings suit your needs better. How can you tell if it is time to have your air ducts cleaned? If you see puffs of dust floating out of your vents, discover debris cluttering the air returns or notice an increase in the amount of dust around the house, your air ducts could probably use a professional cleaning. HOW AIR DUCT CLEANING WORKS The interior of ductwork is not easily accessible, and attempting to do so can easily damage the ductwork. As a result, cleaning air ducts is not a project that the average homeowner can tackle alone. It is a task best left to professionals. At SERVPRO, we provide routine inspections and cleanings of HVAC systems, and we can also clean air ducts when it is necessary. Air duct cleaning takes a few hours. After shutting your HVAC system down, we use specialized equipment to carefully vacuum out the ductwork and clean the ducts and openings. In addition, our highly-train technicians can disinfect the air ducts, change filters and clean the HVAC system’s coils. Do you want fresher, healthier air for your family? Would you like to keep your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency for as long as possible? Is the thought of saving on your energy bills appealing? Contact SERVPRO today to learn more about the benefits of our air duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning services and schedule an appointment.

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