How can I tell if my air ducts need cleaning?
When you notice excessive dust on your furniture or a stale odor, it may be a sign that your air ducts need cleaning. For additional details and more answers to our customers’ questions, visit our new FAQ section below.
What are the sources of contamination in air ducts?
All of the air inside your home was originally outside. It most probably contained dust, chemicals, insects, pollen, and mold spores that are pulled into your air ducts. People also shed thousands of tiny dead skin cells daily, and indoor air can also be filled with sprays, cooking smoke, and many other pollutants.
Why should I have my kitchen exhaust hood cleaned?
A kitchen ventilation cleaning removes all of the accumulated grease that has been deposited on the interior surfaces of the ductwork. Cleaning your exhaust system will reduce any buildup of mold, mildew or other contaminants which can escape into the air you breathe. It will also eliminate the risk of spontaneous combustion and fire that can occur.
What is the best way to clean HVAC registers?
Vacuuming the exterior won’t do. After you’ve vacuumed the floors, remove the registers and clean them carefully from both sides. You can start with vacuuming and then use a damp cloth to remove any remaining dust. If you discover a considerable amount of dust or mold on the inner surfaces, you should get the air ducts inspected and cleaned without delay.