Many homeowners become overly concerned with the state of their A/C HVAC units and appliances that they forget about what comes in between. Air ducts are hidden channels for the circulation of air around the home and deserve serious consideration when not only running these systems but also ensuring that indoor air quality is kept healthy. It is important to note that because these vents are hidden, we cannot easily see what is lurking beneath. Allergens like mold, dust, pollen, fur and other debris can clog up within the vents with time and pose a risk to human and animal health. Here are a few things you can do to help keep your air ducts clean and home environment healthy.
Here are some useful tips to keep your air duct clean, fresh and safe.
1. Professional dust inspections
Many air duct cleaning providers offer a free duct inspection to assess whether professional cleaning is required. Generally speaking, specialists recommend that you should have your air ducts professionally cleaned, every 3-5 years. Call ServiceMaster 24/7 for your overdue inspection!
2. Air filter changing
In between professional cleaning of air ducts, it is important that you regularly change your air filters. This will help maintain air quality at a good level and prevent the accumulation of debris that may build up and cause damage to your coil.
3. Air register cleaning
Air registers also require regular cleaning. Chances are you can do this yourself and don’t need to call in a heating / cooling specialist. If you, however, notice mold growth, get a professional from ServiceMaster 24/7 in urgently as it may indicate unseen clogging within the ducts that are encouraging mold growth.
A hose and nozzle attachment on your vacuum can be very useful in getting rid of any buildup of dust and debris in air ducts. If all seems well and you can reach the interior of the duct walls, wipe them down with a clean rag.
5. Mold remediation
If you detect any signs of mold spores when cleaning, it is important to have mold remediation work carried out alongside professional air duct cleaning. Without this action, you may only be placing a temporary Band-Aid on a problem that will later become more costly to fix.
In cases where the ducts are difficult to look or reach into, professional service is recommended. If you also suspect an infestation of rats or mice in your air ducts, a professional can help to thoroughly clean them out, and seal any gaps created.
Keep in mind that the more sources of pollutants you have within the home, the more frequently you should undertake cleaning exercises. For instance, if you have several furry pets and occupants that smoke, there will be a faster build-up of debris in the air ducts, calling for attention that is more frequent. In the long run, keeping your air ducts clear will also help reduce your energy utility bills, boost air circulation and improve upon the performance of your HVAC units.
Air Duct Cleaning Services by ServiceMaster 24/7
After a while, your cooling system’s air ducts can get clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris. When this happens, your air quality can become compromised and your HVAC system can start to operate less efficiently. Fortunately, ServiceMaster 24/7 is committed to providing effective residential and commercial air duct cleaning services in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach.
Consider our air duct cleaning services an investment not only in your health but in the health of your A/C HVAC system. When you work with us, our dedicated team will take the time to clean out your air ducts thoroughly so that you truly get great value. And because we appreciate our clients, we strive to achieve complete customer satisfaction on every job we do. With convenient appointment scheduling and reasonable rates, ServiceMaster 247 is the team to trust for air duct cleaning. Call today for more information or to request an estimate.