When the weather starts to get warmer, it’s time to tidy up and prepare for the change of season. While you clear out your closet and spruce up your yard, don’t forget that your ductwork needs a little love, too.
Ducts can collect dust, dirt, mold, and more during the winter and may need your attention. Here are a few tips to help you decide if cleaning your ductwork is necessary, how it’s done, and if an expert can assist you.
One of the easiest ways to tell if your ductwork needs a cleaning is to check the registers. If they are coated in dark dust or have discoloration, it’s time to clean your ducts.
Here are a few other signs that mean your ductwork is dirty:
The jury is still out on how often you should clean ducts based on the above signs. But there are certain times when it’s essential to have your ductwork cleaned to keep your family healthy. Here are some of those instances:
Cleaning ductwork has a variety of benefits for your health and your heating and cooling system. Tidying the ducts in your home can improve your health by removing airborne particles, including debris, dust, mold, pet dander, and pollen.
And, while having a healthy, happy family is your top priority, your heating and cooling system can also suffer when ductwork is dirty. Debris buildup can put more stress on your home’s system, use extra energy, and cause wear and tear. On the other hand, keeping your heating and cooling system clean can save you money and hassle in the long run.
Believe it or not, the ductwork in your home can be pretty delicate. Experts recommend that you let them assist you, since they have professional tools like high-powered vacuums and rotary brushes.
If you decide to clean your ductwork yourself this spring, you’ll need to carefully use:
Most experts suggest that cleaning ductwork isn’t a do-it-yourself job. Ducts are fairly fragile, and even misusing the correct tools can cause damage resulting in more debris and trouble in your household.
Professionals can help you with your ducts’ spring cleaning because they know proper procedures and have the correct tools. For example, experts can use source control, ventilation improvements, and air cleaners give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re breathing clean air at home.
Cleaning your ductwork this spring can reduce dust in your home, decrease odors, or relieve your allergy or asthma symptoms. If you don’t have time for a DIY spring cleaning, consider professional options to get the best result for your ductwork and home!
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