Signs Your Ductwork and Ventilation System Needs Cleaning

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Signs Your Ductwork and Ventilation System Needs Cleaning

Have you ever looked inside a dirty air duct? If so, most likely you found deposits of dust along with other possible infestations. An April 2017  investigative report from NBC’s Today Show suggests that an average American home collects up to 40 pounds of dust every year. Most of this dust is deposited in air ducts and circulated across your home via the air vents.  Further, it is estimated that as many as 40,000 dust mites live in just one ounce of dust.  Dust mites are microscopic bugs that cause or exacerbate respiratory illnesses like asthma. Another recent study from Georgetown University also warns that household dust can contain 45 different toxins and long-term exposure can trigger respiratory, behavioral and neurodevelopment problems.  It is inevitable that small deposits of dust will regularly settle in your air ducts. In fact, according to the Environment Protection Agency [EPA], there is no evidence to suggest that small amounts of dust and other microscopic pollutants that settle in air ducts pose any serious health risks.  However, when traces of dust and other infestations start to leak through the air vents or when the dust and waste deposits in the duct begin to strangle the air supply, it is a signal that ducts of your ventilation system need cleaning.

 

Clean Indoor Air: Your Right, Our Responsibility.

We’re a family owned and operated air duct and dryer vent cleaning company.  Apart from duct and dryer vent cleaning, we specialize in duct sanitization, air filtration, sealing ductwork and duct maintenance.  We clean residential and commercial facilities. Our goal is to provide the highest service possible in the quickest time possible. Our trained and certified professionals will inspect all units of the ventilation system. They will also locate and clean all the vents in your house. We respect your home and furniture and will take steps to protect them before cleaning the ducts. Our exclusive cleaning process employs the state-of-art air duct vacuum cleaner. We connect the vacuum hose from our truck parked outside to the main truck line of the ventilation system.  Therefore, the debris, dust, and other waste cleaned out from your ducts are sucked right into the disposal truck rather than being recirculated.  It will leave your ducts cleaner than you ever imagined. We will even show you before and after images to prove it.

 

Reasons to Clean Duct and Ventilation Systems

There are many advantages of cleaning your air ducts and the ventilation system. Fresh air emitting through clean ducts and vents enhances airflow efficiency, reduces allergens and irritants, removes unpleasant smells and odors, helps inhabitants breathe easier, facilitates an overall healthier living environment and reduces energy costs. As EPA notes, duct or ventilation unit cleaning doesn’t necessarily prevent health problems related to indoor air pollution. There are several other sources of indoor pollution. For instance, activities such as cooking, smoking or cleaning produce pollutants. According to the EPA, you should have the air ducts of your ventilation, heating or cooling system cleaned if:

  • Air ducts are plagued with vermin such as dead insects or rodents.
  • Ducts are blocked by dust and debris to the extent that traces of infestation are released into the home.
  • Dust and debris are clogging the duct to the extent that it is strangling the air that flows through the duct into the home.
  • There is significant and discernible mold growth inside your ducts or in other parts of your ventilation, heating or cooling system.

Since mold can accumulate in hard to reach places, it is beneficial to use the services of a  professional to show you if any mold exists. If conditions (e.g. excessive moisture) causing mold to grow aren’t corrected, mold will reappear despite any amount of cleaning. Further, according to the EPA, use of chemical biocides for duct cleaning can yield adverse results.  If insulated ducts get too wet or moldy, they should be removed and replaced with newer ducts.

 

Air ducts and other parts of the ventilation system in your home provide an important function. They circulate fresher, safer and healthier air. You deserve the air in your home to be as clean as possible. It is your right to breathe clean air at home.  Give us the responsibility to inspect, clean and maintain your duct and ventilation systems. Call us now at (216) 352-1847 for a free in-home inspection, a free no obligation quote and for same day service. 

Call Arco Comfort Air, LLC today for more signs that your ductwork and ventilation system needs cleaning!