Your home’s air ducts serve an extremely important purpose all year round. They maintain a cozy temperature in your home by moving the air from your heating and cooling units into and out of each room. However, more than just air temperature is at stake in this situation; it’s also your daily intake of air. Because of this, you want them to be as clean as possible! The majority of people are aware that having their air ducts cleaned professionally will get rid of typical allergens and dust, but are you curious about any other harmful substances that might be lurking in your air ducts? Our team at Guardian Home Services is here to tell you about three specific things that could be lurking in your air ducts.
1. Mold or Fungi
If you’ve read our previous blog posts, you understand that prolonged mold exposure can be extremely harmful to your health. Unfortunately, mold isn’t always visible and could be hiding in your home without your knowledge. Your air ducts are one area that can be prone to mold if moisture accumulates there. This could be caused by water damage, or you may have a humidity problem. Consider purchasing a dehumidifier to lower the humidity in your ducting if the source of the water damage is not clear. To control the humidity and adjust the temperature inside, it’s also a good idea to insulate the ducts that pass through your crawlspace or attic.
Pests, like mice or insects, may be getting inside your air ducts through holes or cracks. These vermin may reside in the ducting and transport insulation, food, and waste. Pests may damage your ducting, produce unpleasant debris, or even die inside your ducts if they are unable to escape.
Pets, household cleaners, paint fumes, mold, tobacco use, and even food preparation can all fill your home and air ducts with unpleasant odors. These smells permeate the entire house each time the furnace or air conditioner runs. Even a gradual buildup of dust and debris over time can cause the ducting to smell musty. A thorough cleaning of the air ducts eliminates all particles that trap odors, leaving the whole house smelling better.
At Guardian Home Services in Richardson, TX, we effectively remove all debris and make sure ducts are free of dust buildup. Our experienced team is NADCA Certified and properly licensed to maintain your ducts. Request a quote today for air duct cleaning by contacting us at (972) 578-2244.