Indoor air quality is very important to your health and the quality of the life that you are living within your home. We are all aware of the fact that there can be pollution outdoors, but there can be poor air quality indoors as well.
One of the things to take in consideration when you are evaluating your indoor air quality is the cleanliness of your air ducts.
The air that circulates throughout your home providing you with heat in the winter and air conditioning during the warmer months is traveling through a system of ducts. Like any other part of your home air ducts can get dirty.
Dust can accumulate on an ongoing basis, and that’s not the worst of it. Other types of debris can find its way into the ducts, and it is not entirely uncommon for vermin to occupy air ducts.
Another serious consideration when you’re talking about the cleanliness of your air ducts is mold. Mold can grow where moisture exists, especially in dark places like air ducts. Mold reproduces through the production of tiny spores that can travel through the air.
The ingestion of mold spores can lead to a number of different health problems including asthma attacks, allergic reactions, and others.
San Marcos Air Duct Cleaning
As a San Marcos air duct cleaning company we are often asked about cleaning frequency. The answer is that there is no hard and fast rule.
We like to generate long-term relationships with our customers that are based on respect and trust. Of course we want to assist our customers, but we don’t want to make outrageous claims.
This being stated, you should definitely have your air ducts cleaned if you see something visible, like mold growing in the ducts. Certain smells or noises coming out of the ducts could be a sign that you should get a cleaning.
Another telltale sign would be any reactions among family members that could indicate poor indoor air quality like rashes, hay fever symptoms, frequent asthma episodes, etc.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with simply deciding to get your air ducts cleaned just because you want to be sure that the quality of your indoor air is up to par without having any particular reason to believe that something is wrong.
It is possible that you could recognize that the quality of your air starts to become noticeably poor a certain amount of time after your last cleaning. If this is the case, you will get a general idea about the ideal frequency given your unique home situation.
If you have any questions about air duct cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact us through our website or over the phone at 760-295-5014.