When the air ducts in your building haven’t been cleaned by a professional, all sorts of problems can occur. Dust, dirt, and mold spores are the most obvious health hazards, as they can build up along the length of the ducts, blowing back and forth as the air re-circulates. Because your ducts are clogged, it takes more energy to heat or cool your home or office, costing you more to circulate dirty air! Worst of all, if enough lint, dust, dirt and other contaminants build up, it can even cause a fire to break out. A fire in the ducts may start within a wall, or under a floor, in an area that is nearly impossible to reach before it destroys your property. That’s why regular air duct cleaning and maintenance from the professional team at Quality Cleaning & Restoration is so important. It’s not only about the money you’ll save being energy efficient, or even the removal of airborne health hazards, although both of those are excellent reasons to get your ducts cleaned.
The NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) recommends that your air ducts be cleaned at least once a year. That number can be adjusted upwards in cases where pets, smokers, remodeling or construction are present on the property. The presence of contaminants in your air ducts can cause all sorts of health hazards for those forced to breathe it in, especially for those individuals suffering from allergies or asthma. Mold is often detectable by its musty odor, or visual presence, appearing as a dark, lichen-like substance spotting your walls, or even a fuzzy green presence. Wherever mold may surface, you can bet it’s unwelcome on your property.