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The Positive Impact Of Air Duct Cleaning On Indoor Air Quality?

Oct 31, 2007
If you can't remember the last time that you had your home or office air ducts cleaned, it's probably time to have them inspected and cleaned. On average, air ducts should be inspected and cleaned every two years to get rid of the contaminants that get deposited along the passageways during the years of use. For those people with any sort of allergies, or that have asthma or pets, the cleaning should be done at least once a year - if not more often.

A good way to know if your air ducts need cleaning is to have a look at the air return grilles in your wall. If there's any black along the grillwork at all, this is a good sign that there's also probably a buildup of contaminants in and along the walls of your air duct system. If you find that after thoroughly dusting your home there's a thin layer of dust on everything again after a few hours, the air ventilation system in your home is probably filled with dust and blowing it around your home. The regular filters in your air duct system should be changed every three months (simply because on average, they're only about seven percent effective at removing air contaminants from the air). Some special media filters only need to changed once a year, but if you have any sort of allergy, pets or suffer from asthma, you should think about changing them more often. If you constantly find that the air in your home or office is stuffy and dry, you should have your air vents inspected and cleaned.

Having air duct systems that are dirty can mean that the air you breathe in around your home and office is filled with contaminants that will make your life less enjoyable and can cause health problems for you and your family. Dust, pollen, dirt and animal dander can fill up the areas of your air duct system and create problems.

When the furnace or air conditioner is turned on and running - which is usually all through the year - these contaminants are pulled into the ducts and are blown into the air that you breathe. Anyone in your family who suffers from allergies or asthma or who have respiratory ailments such as the elderly, are especially vulnerable to the effects of these airborne contaminants. Mold spores, mildew and other forms of bacteria will find it easy to grow in the contaminants within your air ducts if you neglect to have them cleaned By cleaning away the dust and other contaminants in your home air duct system you'll be able to have a healthier lifestyle for you and those around you. Some studies have found that the level of hazardous pollutants inside your home or office is 50 times higher than the air outside. More than sixty million people in North America suffer from some form of allergy, with children and the elderly being the most susceptible to respiratory ailments affected by airborne contaminants.

Because people spend the majority of their life indoors (60-90%), the quality of the air you breathe needs to be of the highest quality - or at least, as clean as you can make it. By having qualified and well-trained professionals come in and inspect your air duct systems on a regular basis, you'll be doing all you can to ensure that the air you breathe will be doing your health no harm.
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