4 Important Air Duct Cleaning Facts
Indoor air is dirty.
According to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air contains concentrated amounts of dust, debris, mold, mildew, and other things you don’t want to be breathing all day long. Many people experience allergies to indoor air, and children are even more likely to be affected by indoor allergens than adults. On average, the air ducts in a 6 room house collect 40 pounds of dust and debris per year! Without being cleaned, those pollutants stay in your home or office’s air – and you breathe them in.
Dirty ducts are a fire hazard.
In addition to circulating pollutants and allergens, air ducts collect highly flammable dust that can be a huge fire hazard. A fire that starts anywhere in the building, whether from an electrical issue, cooking incident, or candle being knocked over, can be fueled by dust in the air ducts. Once a fire reaches a duct, it can be quickly carried throughout the entire building. Clean air ducts help stop the spread of fire.
Dirty ducts mean less efficient heating and cooling.
Contaminated ducts mean extra strain on the HVAC system. It takes more energy to operate the system at regular settings than it would if the ducts were free and clear. That means dirty ducts put more pressure on your wallet.
Nobody should DIY air duct cleaning.
Effective air duct cleaning involves specialized heavy equipment and a team that has extensive experience. Trying to DIY means you won’t be able to reach every inch of your ducts, so pollutants and allergens will remain trapped inside. Ducts can be easily damaged, which means costly repairs. In addition, working with dirty air ducts can be hazardous to your health. A specialized team like Induct Clean knows how to clean air ducts safely and thoroughly.
Clean duct work is a priority at SERVPRO of Baldwin and Monroe. Give us a call today at 478-452-8000 and let us help you regain clean air in your home and/or business.