Indoor air pollution and its effects on the health of the American population has been a growing topic in recent years. The EPA is a wealth of unbiased information on indoor air quality and has much to say on the subject. While there are many ways to improve your indoor air quality, having your ducts cleaned should be especially considered in the following three cases:
- Mold: Evidence of mold growth inside your ductwork or other air handling components may not be readily visible. If you have a history of areas in your home that are affected by moisture or mold, however, or you detect strange odors from your registers, it’s a good idea to have a professional evaluate your system. While a good duct cleaning can remove the mold, the underlying cause should be addressed to prevent it from returning.
- Vermin infestation: If you have recently battled a rodent or insect infestation, duct cleaning is a must. These critters can leave behind all sorts of nasty and potentially hazardous materials inside your ductwork that can affect your family’s health. In the case of rodents, if there is evidence they have been in your ventilation system, the CDC recommends having a professional handle the post-extermination cleanup effort.
- Clogged ducts: Have you seen evidence of dust and debris being blown out of your registers? If so, it’s probably a good idea to have your ducts professionally cleaned. If anyone in your house suffers from allergies or asthma, it could be aggravated by clogged ducts.
Duct cleaning is not a project you want to undertake on your own. Let the qualified professionals at Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning Serviceevaluate your situation and help keep your ducts clean.
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