Many households face the challenge of being stuffy due to inadequate airflow. In many areas, indoor air can be surprisingly more polluted than outdoor air, requiring air cleaning methods to achieve high levels of clean air. If such systems aren’t functioning properly, dirt is likely to accumulate on various surfaces, sometimes causing clogging or malfunctioning in these systems or other issues like mold growth in ductwork. This is when duct cleaning can come into play.

How do you tell that your ducts need cleaning?

  • If you notice mold growing on the inner surfaces of heating and cooling systems, duct cleaning is essential. Mold grows in areas rich in moisture and dust. If it’s difficult to access some areas to check the level of dirt, check on horizontal surfaces where dust particles rest such as seats and windowsills to evaluate how much dust has accumulated since the last time you cleaned.
  • If you have rodents and insects in your ducts, it’s definitely time to call a duct cleaning service provider. Such animals are attracted to ductwork because the system provides conducive conditions for their habitation.
  • If you have pets like dogs and cats, you may consider cleaning air ducts to rid them of any pet fur and dander that’s built up, along with other contaminants. Contaminated or clogged ducts have a higher likelihood of causing the spread of various airborne diseases like asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems, and your supply registers are likely to discharge some dust into your living area.

If you need more information on duct cleaning and other issues related to home comfort, feel free to contact the experts at Reliance Home Comfort.