Keeping your ducts clean is an incredibly important part of maintaining your home. Dirty air ducts can not only compromise the quality of airflow in your home, but they can also lead to health hazards like mold. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning your air ducts.

Cleaning Air Ducts 101

If you or someone in your household have respiratory conditions (asthma, emphysema, etc.), keeping your ducts in tip top shape is even more important. In order to minimize the possibility of inflaming your respiratory condition, consider cleaning your air vents once a year. This yearly maintenance will ensure that your ducts aren’t collecting dust, or growing mold that could cause respiratory problems.

Older air duct systems will need to be monitored carefully. As with just about anything, older systems are more prone to complications. Checking your ducts frequently will allow you to spot any issues right away and get them fixed so that the problem doesn’t get any worse. That’s why it’s important to always call the pros like Sweeney Cleaning.

You’ll know it’s time to get your ducts cleaned when you start spotting mold growth on your supplies. The evaporator coil is a popular place for mold to start growing in most systems but especially in systems that have been neglected. Take a look at your evaporator coil and see if there’s any mold. This is a good indicator that it’s time for a duct cleaning.

The goal of the air filter is to clean out the air entering the system, but there’s no filter for the air that comes back into the house. Therefore, mold that grows throughout the ducts will start to spread to other parts of your air duct system. By keeping a close eye on the supply closet for your air handler, you’ll be able to catch any new mold and get it cleaned up right away, before it spreads into your home.

Cleaning your ducts regularly will keep the air in your home fresh as well as help you keep respiratory problems to a minimum. Check your supply closet frequently for mold on the evaporator coil or any of the other supplies near the air handler. If you see mold, you’ll know it’s time to get your ducts cleaned.

Do You Require Air Duct Cleaning Service?

Contact Sweeney Cleaning for professional air duct cleaning. Homeowners throughout Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Venice, Port Charlotte, Englewood, and North Port count on us to keep their indoor air quality crisp and clean. Call our main office to today to schedule an appointment: 941-921-5565

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