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Why cleaning your air ducts and vents is important

Posted by Gabriela Jager on

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Some people rarely think of what is lurking behind a dirty air vent. Perhaps you can see some mildew on the outside or notice a mildew odor in your home or office. The appearance of mold growth in your vents and duct work can be a cause for concern, because it can be an indication that something is not right. The quality of the air you breathe is important for you, your loved ones and/or your co-workers. 

Regular air duct cleaning has shown to actually prevent health problems. Pollutants that enter the home or office from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can adhere to your duct work and vents. Over time, prolonged exposure to contaminants in dirty air ducts can poses a risk to your health.

You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:

checkmark There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
checkmark Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).
checkmark Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris.

If any of the conditions identified above exists, it usually suggests that it is time to have your air ducts cleaned. Prior to any cleaning or replacing of your ducts, the cause or causes must be corrected or else the problem will likely recur.

You may consider having your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should be occasionally cleaned. You may also consider having your air ducts cleaned if one or more members in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses. If you notice that your air ducts and vents are contaminated with large deposits of dust or mold after a simple visual inspection, it is time to have your air ducts cleaned. 

If you think duct cleaning might be a good idea for your home, but you are not sure, talk to a professional at BioSweep Southeast and ask about the services we provide. 

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What to expect from BioSweep's air duct cleaning service

If you choose to have your ducts cleaned, a BioSweep  Southeast service provider will provide you with a free estimate - no hidden fees - and written inspection report. When you are ready to schedule the treatment, your service provider will:

checkmarkOpen access ports or doors to allow the entire system to be cleaned and inspected.
checkmarkInspect the system before cleaning to be sure that there are repairs to the heating and cooling system that are recommended before cleaning. 
checkmarkUse high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuuming equipment.
checkmarkProtect carpet and household furnishings during cleaning.
checkmarkUse soft-bristled brushes to clean the duct surfaces in conjunction with contact vacuum cleaning to dislodge dust and other particles.
checkmarkFollow NADCA's standards for air duct cleaning and NAIMA's recommended practice for ducts containing fiber glass lining or constructed of fiber glass duct board.
checkmarkUse hydrogen peroxide gas (H2O2 gas) treatment to safely kill any mold spores left inside the duct work and on all surfaces of your home. After the treatment, the gas safely dissipates into the air and leaves no residue.
checkmarkPaint any rusty vents and returns as necessary
BioSweep Southeast guarantees a fast turnaround and will work around your schedule. BioSweep Southeast is insured and will provide you with a Certificate of Insurance upon request.
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Topics: mold removal, mold inspection, odor removal, air quality, indoor air quality, air quality testing