We spend a lot of time indoors; according to the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), most people spend 90% of their time indoors. The more time people spend indoors, the more sensitive they become to indoor air pollutants like dust, dust mites, bacteria, and microorganisms. these pollutants come into the home or grow in the ventilation system then keep recirculating through the air ducts.
Cleaning dirty air ducts brings relief to people who suffer from indoor allergens and also from constant dust circulation every time the ventilation system runs. Our customers have reported this to us for years, we’ve noticed these changes ourselves after cleaning the air ducts in our own office and homes.
During the hot summer days and cold winter days, people stay inside for longer periods of time as it becomes more uncomfortable outside. Indoor air can be as contaminated and dirty as outside air or worse. The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), an air duct inspection, maintenance, and restoration association, says a six-room home can create as much as 40 pounds of dust per year that gets circulated through air ducts. “If your ducts look dirty,” says NADCA, “they probably are,” and should be inspected and cleaned by reputable professionals.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that homeowners should consider cleaning air ducts that are infested with vermin or have excessive dust. We urge everyone to clean their air ducts if any of these symptoms are present. Dirty air can aggravate other problems like allergies, chronic bronchitis, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), a lung disease that may affect as many as 24 million Americans according to the American Lung Association.
If your home/business has ever flooded, it is highly detrimental to have your ventilation system cleaned and have an appropriate form of decontaminant applied/installed. High amounts of moisture introduced in the air passages with existing debris can be a breeding ground for mold/mildew. Any visible form of microbial growth should be alerting, especially when its located near or inside your ventilation system. Getting your ducts cleaned by a professional can give you an inside view of how your system looks.