You regularly clean your carpets, sweep your floors, and disinfect your kitchen countertops, but what about your air ducts? It’s common for homeowners to forget about cleaning their air ducts. Out of sight, out of mind, right? While air ducts don’t need to be cleaned often, they do need some care every few years. Studies have shown that air inside your home can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Here are three reasons you should schedule air duct cleaning with Getzschman today if it’s been a while.
Insects and Animals Could be Stuck in Your Ducts
While it’s not pretty to think about, unfortunately the truth is that insects and rodents can be found in almost every house. And many times they like to stick to small dark spaces, like your home’s air ducts. Not only could you have dead animals and bugs, but their feces too. If that’s the case, the air being pumped into your home could contain particles and pollution.
Trapped Dust and Debris
Every home has its fair share of dust, but it’s easy to get rid of the dust you see on shelves and lamps. It’s not so easy to get rid of the dust and debris that piles up in your air ducts though. A person can shed more than a million tiny skin particles every day. Think of how much dust your family can create in just a week. Then consider that we usually only clean out air ducts every few years. That’s a lot of dust particles being redistributed throughout your home over that few years.
Read more about how air duct cleaning can help increase your home’s indoor air quality on our blog.
Mold Spores Grow Off of Trapped Dust Particles
Mold and bacteria can also be a problem in your air ducts. Mold and bacteria can feed off of the dust and debris built up over the years, and thrive in dark cool spaces like air ducts. And they can really be an issue if you’ve had water damage in the last few years. If left untreated, mold and bacteria can get into your home’s air and cause of host of health problems for your family.
Call Getzschman today for a free estimate on air duct cleaning services for your home.