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Duct cleaning service is one of the hottest home improvement tasks in Frisco, TX right now. Everywhere you look there are advertisements about duct cleaning, but you may be wondering whether or not it is actually something that will help clean up your house. While the EPA states that there is no definitive proof that duct cleaning works, the science is in the results. There are a lot of reasons to think about duct cleaning, and if you have talked to anyone who has had duct cleaning service done, they will likely advise you to do the same.
In the same way that you would not close the door of an extra room and forget to clean it for decades, you don’t want to ignore the dirt and debris that can collect in your air ducts. An air duct cleaning service is the only way that you are going to truly clean out your air ducts which are like a hidden extra room in your home that can hide all types of debris, rodent droppings, smoke, dust, and more. While you may not need to book a regular duct cleaning service, most people find that duct cleaning service at least once every few years is the best way to keep their homes clean.
It is also the best way to improve the air quality within your home. All of the air that passes through your home comes out of your heating and AC ducts, so if your ductwork is dirty then the air that passes through the ductwork will be just as dirty. Imagine breathing in the dust on a daily basis, if you have seasonal allergies it will only make them worse, and in fact, the ductwork may be the reason why your allergies are so bad. Believe it or not, hidden mold or dirt may be the reason that you suffer from allergies. Cleaning out your ductwork may actually help relieve your allergies, or at the very least ensure that you are not breathing anything in your home to make it worse.
Keep in mind that during the hot Frisco, TX weather, you probably have your doors and windows sealed and shut tight. It is understandable that you don’t want to let in hot air when the temperatures are well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but that also means that you are not letting in any fresh air. With that in mind, you need to make sure that the only air source in your entire home is a clean and crisp one. Making a few small adjustments now is the best way to stay safe in your home, and a duct cleaning service is the best way to make this happen. The following are six of the top benefits of a regular duct cleaning service.
You Have Never Had Your Ducts Cleaned
Take a minute to think about how long you have lived in your home. Now think about the last time you had your ducts cleaned. Have you ever had an air duct cleaning service? It is not uncommon for the answer to that question to be no, but if you haven’t then now is the perfect time to start thinking about a duct cleaning service. Take a minute to think about old dirty carpeting you threw out, ugly walls you painted over, old worn furniture you left on the curb, and cracking tile you peeled off. You completed all of those home tasks because the result was rejuvenating.
Now think about your air ducts which have been sitting stationary and untouched for years. While this doesn’t mean they need to be replaced, it does mean that they need attention. Everything that has been sitting inside of them has been sitting in them for decades, and this is not likely to change any time soon. If that doesn’t have you wrinkling your nose then maybe this will- it is not uncommon to find dead animal carcasses inside of air ducts that have never been cleaned.
The bottom line is if you have never welcomed a duct cleaning service into your Frisco, TX home now is the time. Usually, the duct cleaning service is inexpensive and it only takes a few hours of your afternoon or morning to complete it. Just be sure to book with a trained HVAC technician because there are a lot of people offering duct cleaning service right now and not all of them have the proper credentials to trust with the task. After all, your HVAC system is one of the most expensive appliances in your home, you don’t want to trust just anyone to take care of it.
You Just Purchased a New Home
Congratulations on your purchase of a new home. Now is your chance to make it your own by repainting the walls, hanging up wall decor, and rearranging the furniture. Moving into a new home is very exciting because it is your chance to put your own mark on it, but once you are situated you need to think about some other tasks that come with homeownership. As a new homeowner, you now need to make sure that you take care of your electrical, plumbing, and heating systems. Your ductwork is part of the HVAC system and is certainly something that you want to pay attention to.
Would you keep old trash and debris left behind by the previous homeowners? If you don’t clean out your ductwork that is effectively what you are doing. Any old debris, dust, particles, trash, and/or dead rodents that were there now belong to you and will continue to be there unless you clean them out. In addition, if the previous homeowners were smokers, old smoke may sit at the bottom of your heating vents as well.
If you really want a fresh start in your new home, then you need to hire a duct cleaning service and ensure that you actually start with one. As part of the service, every inch of your air ducts will be cleaned and everything inside will be removed. There should never be anything in your air ducts, and you won’t believe what we have seen from time to time while cleaning homes around Frisco, TX. Pretty much anything can end up in there, and since you are not the original owner you have no idea of what could possibly be in yours until you hire someone to clean them up.
Rodents Travel Through Your Air Ducts
If you suspect that you have rodents or other vermin in your home, then it is definitely time for air duct cleaning. Mice, rats, and insects love to use home ductwork to travel around the home undetected, but the downside is that they leave behind their nest materials, feces, and germs. You wouldn’t share a room with a mouse, so why are you willingly allowing them to share your home with you? Out of sight should not be out of mind, and if a rat or mouse gets trapped in your home and dies, they will certainly register in terms of noxious odors.
For this reason, if you see a mouse pop up through a register, you need to call and schedule an air duct cleaning service right away. You won’t want to breathe any particles of rodent droppings in on a daily basis, and you certainly don’t want to smell the decaying body of one. Keep in mind that mice and other rodents carry disease, so you don’t want that wafting out into the air of your home either. Of course, we can only clean out the mess they leave behind, you will also want to call an exterminator to actually take care of the mouse problem.
Cleaning out your air ducts will be a bit redundant if the mice simply go back to living in them once we are done with the duct cleaning service. It is usually best to let the exterminator rid your home of the pests, and then we can clean up your ducts and with any luck, they will stay rodent-free and therefore relatively clean compared to their previous condition.
Air from the Vents in Your Home Smells Musty
Ideally, the air that comes out of your registers or grilles will not have odor attached to it. If it does, this is a clear sign that something is wrong. One common smell that is particularly troublesome is if the air coming out of your vents smells musty or stale. A lot of people mistakenly attribute this to the “old house” smell and think that it is normal, but it’s not. A musty, old smell often indicates the presence of mold growing in your ductwork, and what you are smelling is the mold particles being mixed and blown out with the air.
Those mold spores are then landing on everything you own in your living areas and your bedrooms. Mold is an extremely invasive substance that spread and easily destroy your health. A lot of people live with allergies caused by mold without any indication that the allergen is secretly living within their own home. It is possible that you are hiding in your air-conditioned home to escape allergies, but you are reacting to something in your home.
If you have any reason to think that there is mold within your ductwork you need to call for a dut cleaning service in Frisco, TX right away. Mold is a major problem that needs to be dealt with right away. Not only can the HVAC technician remove all of the mold, but they can help you troubleshoot how the mold grew in the first place. You need to identify the source if possible so that new mold does not grow in itself. Mold is extremely stable and it doesn’t take much moisture at all for it to appear.
Someone in Your Home has a Breathing Condition
Mold, dust, debris, and rodent droppings all lower the indoor air quality in your home. This statement doesn’t need much explanation, but if you or someone you love suffers from a breathing condition you can’t afford to lower the indoor air quality in your home. For people with COPD, asthma, or severe allergies their home is their haven, and you need to do everything to keep it that way.
Regular duct cleaning service is the best way to make sure that nothing is lurking under the surface of your home comprising the air quality for your family. The EPA even recommends duct cleaning service when someone in the home suffers from a notable breathing condition, so if you fit this description it is time to consider it and get on the list before the HVAC company’s schedules fill up for the summer months.
Everything Is Dusty in Your Home, All the Time
Finally, if it feels like you are fighting a never-ending battle against dust, it is possible that dirty ductwork is to blame. While maintaining a home with children, pets, and/or active adults can lead to a large amount of dust, you should still be able to keep things relatively clean with proper cleaning. However, if your ductwork is covered in dust, then every time your AC cycles the dust is being carried back into your home where it will settle over just about everything again. The only way to get ahead of this cycle is to hire someone for duct cleaning service.
Whether or not you fit into one of these scenarios, if you have decided it is time for a duct cleaning service give One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas a call. We would be happy to help you on your way to a cleaner home.