Is it time for duct cleaning in your home? If you’ve never had your ductwork cleaned, you may be unaware of the reasons why it can be important and how air duct cleaning can benefit your home. Here are three signs that it may be time to contact a duct cleaning professional.
If you or a family member is struggling with u15nexplained illnesses, particularly respiratory problems, it may be due to poor indoor air quality. Dust and mold can hide in ductwork, causing problems for your family. While you’ll want to discuss this situation with your doctor, as these strange illnesses could be from a variety of factors, a professional cleaning can remove some of the irritants from the air that could be hurting your family’s health.
Visibly Dirty Ducts
Take a flashlight and shine it into your home’s air ducts. Can you see built-up dirt and debris? If so, it’s a good time for a cleaning. Over time, no matter how careful and clean you are in your home, grit and grime can build up in ductwork. A professional cleaning can take care of the problem.
Dust and Debris Blowing From Supply Registers
If you can’t see visible dirt, check the supply registers. If you notice dirt and debris shooting into the air from supply registers, the problem could be dirty ductwork. Consider scheduling a cleaning to address the problem.
Do your ducts need to be cleaned regularly without these signs? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t recommend air ducts be cleaned unless visible signs of problems exist, so inspect them first.
Learn more about Gartner Heating & Cooling’s duct cleaning service, or give us a call at 847-448-0596.