Air Duct Cleaning Reminders
Your air ducts circulate a supply of fresh and properly treated air. But since ductwork mostly hides behind walls, ceilings, and floors, many Alabama homeowners don’t take the time to monitor its condition.
As time ticks on, a thick layer of dust naturally accumulates on the inside of your ductwork. Your air conditioner might be in jeopardy if you let your ducts become ridden with dust bunnies. Additionally, harmful airborne irritants like mildew and mold or pest droppings can diminish indoor air quality (IAQ).
When you establish a seasonal maintenance plan with Western Sales and Services, we’ll inspect your ducts during each visit and let you know when it’s time for a cleaning. We will also perform critical tune-ups and safety checks so no mechanical problem will go unnoticed.
When to Clean Your Air Ducts
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists several duct problems that can impact indoor air quality. If any of these apply, you should schedule a cleaning:
1. You’ve had flooding or water leaks that may have settled in your ducts.
Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mildew and mold. Flooding caused by excessive weather, a broken sump pump, or pipe bursts can seep into your ducts. Before ordering any cleaning, be sure the flooding problem gets resolved. That way, you won’t need to schedule any follow-up duct appointments.
2. You have a pest problem.
Creepy-crawly pests can make home life an abyss. Besides startling guests, insects and rodents can exacerbate symptoms for people living with asthma or allergies. Byproducts from cockroaches, mice, and rats give off airborne proteins that irritate the lungs. After resolving the issue with an exterminator, we recommend having your ducts vacuumed, washed, and sanitized.
3. You’ve had construction work done in your home.
If you’ve had some recent renovation performed, be sure you’re taking the proper precautions to tidy up afterward, particularly demolition work. It creates large concentrations of fine particles that settle on surfaces. That’s why contractors cover your furniture and other valuables with plastic sheets. This dust can also get into your ducts and circulate, so be sure your ducts are properly cleaned.
During a visit, our HVAC specialists will loosen any dust and debris with a long brush. Next, it all gets sucked out with a powerful vacuum. Finally, the whole thing gets washed out with water, leaving it clean and sparkly. Your specialist will also detail critical mechanical parts of your air conditioner, like the drain pan, blower motor, and heat exchanger.
Schedule your duct cleaning today!
Call Western Sales and Services today for excellent HVAC services in Homewood, AL. We’re nearby and ready to assist! Give us a call at 205-787-8674 or request service online to learn more about duct cleaning and other services we offer.