When is the right time to call for duct cleaners? There is always a time and place for duct cleaning. How do you know when?
Go to your ducts and take a quick sniff. Based on its smell you’ll know if you have: insects, mice, or even moulds. Each of them is a case that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Did you just move into a new home? Sometimes the construction crew may have swept all kinds of debris, dirt, drywall, lunch bags, coffee cops, and other things that don’t belong into your vents. Now all this stuff definitely doesn’t belong in our vents.
Some duct cleaners will tell you that duct cleaning will purge you of your allergies. This is fiction. There is dust everywhere you go. However, duct cleaning will remove a substantial portion of the potential toxic substances that could be hiding in your HVAC system.
Moisture and moulds
Did you know it is important to clean all the components of an HVAC system? The components such as the diffusers, the grilles, heating and cooling coils, and condensate drain pans – can act as magnets for drawing things like mould spores. These moulds can be very lethal. (Hint: In July 1976 – at an American convention, an outbreak of Legionellosis, had occurred)
In order to avoid moisture and moulds, you must choose an experienced duct cleaner who will cut into your vents and inspect it. This will ensure that your HVAC system is in check.
It’s now that time again
Duct cleaning should typically be done every 3 years. Depending on your needs and other factors it can be recommended to be done frequently.