What you can't see can hurt you! Duct cleaning could be the healthiest investment you'll ever make! Concerns about poor indoor air quality continue to grow as increased risks of diseases due to indoor air pollution are identified.
Risks of a variety of health problems increase when duct systems are dirty. Contaminants may include fibers and chemicals from carpeting, formaldehyde and other chemicals from furniture, vapors from cleaning and copiers, hair, dander, dust, dirt, germs from the occupants themselves, bacteria, mold and mildew. According to the American Lung Association, poor indoor air quality contributes to infections, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases such as asthma, as well as headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and fatigue. The employer who provides a safe environment with the good indoor air quality reaps tremendous benefits such as decreased absenteeism, increased productivity, increased profits, improved employee health, and reduced health costs. Reduce the chances of airborne illnesses by calling us for a free HVAC inspection of your building.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends proper maintenance of ventilating systems to improve IAQ in public buildings.
The EPA recommends that commercial and light commercial buildings should have their duct systems inspected every 2 years. Residences should also have their duct systems cleaned every 2 years. Hospitals and health care facilities should have their duct systems inspected every year.
In addition to savings from decreased absenteeism and reduced health costs, cleaning the air duct networks can result in more efficient operation of the HVAC system and reduced utility bills. After cleaning, your heating and cooling systems will be more efficient. The average reduction of operating costs of an HVAC system after duct cleaning is 10 to 25%.
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You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if there is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:
- Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any existent mold.
- You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. For about $50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
- If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
- If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.