Do you notice yourself sneezing more frequently than you used to? This may be a result of not having your air ducts cleaned frequently enough.
Many people don’t realize that over 80% of allergens in a home reside in the carpet and air ducts. Over time, air ducts will build up with dirt, dust, and all sorts of pollen. It is recommended that you have your air ducts cleaned every year to prevent this build up.
Want some more cold hard facts? According to the EPA:
- The air inside your home or office may be up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside
- Allergic asthma rates have increased 74% since 1980 at least 50-60 millions U.S residents suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or asthma.
- One out of six people who suffer from allergies have a direct relationship to fungi and bacteria in their air duct systems.
It is also a scientific fact that removal of debris from the entire air vent system is definitely the most effective way to eliminate air duct pollution. Air duct cleaning will also contribute to maintaining a dust free home. It will also help restore the air duct system capacity which will ensure a better airflow; this saves energy and cuts back on heavy electricity bills.
When it comes to air duct cleaning, there are usually two main methods. The first is called negative air pressure cleaning. This is done by a large strong vacuum that is either connected to a truck-mounted-vacuum outside your home, or a portable powerful vacuum inside your home. This connects to the HVAC system and seals all the vent supply in every room, forcing a negative air pressure to the vacuum that is collecting dust and debris that is agitated by a manual or rotary brush in one of the vents. The second method that is used is called contact cleaning. Contact cleaning is made with a strong vacuum that goes to each vent, brushing and vacuuming each duct simultaneously.
It’s no secret that dirty furnaces and air conditioner air ducts can contribute to many health issues like allergies, itchy eyes, asthma, cuffing, sneezing, and even flew like symptoms. Many times, they are caused by filthy air circulating around your home that most likely originated from your air ducts.
Keeping you air ducts clean is one of the most important steps to ensure the health and safety of you and your family. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your air ducts can help you prevent costly replacements and repairs of your HVAC system.
If you have ever tried cleaning out your air ducts by yourself, you know how difficult this task can be. Save yourself the time and hassle and leave it to the pros. We will do a great job and have the air in your home fresher than Kanye West’s outfits.
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