Clean Your Air Ducts if They Fall into These 3 Categories or You May be Putting Your Health in Danger
Your air ducts are highways that connect the inside of your home to the outside world. Normally, air flows through these highways to provide you with cool or warm temperatures depending on your thermostat settings. Sometimes, however, your air ducts let more sinister things into your home that cause illnesses or allergies. When this occurs, you need to have your air ducts cleaned by professionals like CLEAR Restoration to restore healthy air flow. Here are the three most common reasons people need to have their air ducts cleaned to avoid illness or allergies.
Mold Growth in the Air Ducts Causing Mold Illness
One of the biggest reasons people call air duct professionals to clean their air ducts is because mold is growing in them. As moisture can get trapped easily in air ducts along with dust and other particles, mold can grow throughout them at any time. Seeing mold growth along the outside of the vents or close to the vents is a good indication that mold is growing elsewhere in the vent system as well.
The growth of mold in your air duct system, however, is not always easy to notice. At CLEAR Restoration, we’ve come across mold growth in air ducts many times without the homeowner knowing it was a problem. Mold can grow deep in your vents, so getting an inspection on a regular basis will help prevent big infestations. If you or your family experiences irregular illnesses or allergy symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or other types of unexplained symptoms that you think is linked to your environment, then you may have mold growing in your vents. Calling a professional air duct remediation company is essential to restore a healthy environment.
Rodents or Pests Using Your Vents as a Highway
While we hope this never happens to you, we’ve seen what happens when rodents, cockroaches, or other pests invade the home. Homeowners usually take the time to clean up their walls, floors, and other visible surfaces after a pest infestation, but they forget the unseen areas like the air ducts. Air ducts are a pest’s perfect tool for getting from one side of the home to the other without being disturbed. A lot of material from the infestation could be left in the duct, even after extermination. From hair to fecal matter and even entire nests, air ducts could house many irritants if you’ve recently had a pest infestation.
Rodents and pests carry many diseases and the biomatter they leave behind can trigger severe allergic reactions and illnesses. Calling CLEAR Restoration for air duct cleaning after a pest infestation can help ensure you and your family remain healthy by removing any possibility of you breathing in leftover vermin matter.
Complete Air Duct Blockage for Zero Air Flow
Air ducts can get clogged for a variety of reasons. From dust or debris build-up to insulation or actual duct failure or damage, your air ducts can get clogged and cause problems in a variety of ways if not corrected. Overworking your unit and spikes in your utility bills are just a few examples of how a clogged air duct can cost you. Checking for air flow from each of your vents every season is a must to make sure your air ducts aren’t clogged in any section. If you do believe your air duct is clogged, call CLEAR Restoration for complete removal.
Getting your air ducts cleaned for better air quality or allergen reduction can help you breathe easier. Getting them cleaned for the above three reasons is a must for your health. Don’t let you or your family suffer from air duct blockages, pest infestations, or mold growth. Call CLEAR Restoration and restore your home’s healthy environment with air duct cleaning services.