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Air ducts in your home do the important job of moving air around your home through your heating or cooling system. Over time, air ducts can become dirty or clogged with mold and dust. If your family members are sensitive to the environment, they may have health problems associated with dirty air ducts and that’s why you need air duct cleaning experts.
Mold develops in places where moisture builds up and ventilation is insufficient. If mold forms in ducts, it can create an unhealthy indoor environment because mold spores can get into the air and into your living space as the air passes through the duct. If mold develops, it can appear within the hard surfaces of air ducts or other areas of the heating and cooling system.
While you may be able to see areas that appear to have mold, the only way to definitively be sure you have mold is to do a lab analysis of a sample from your air ducts. Without this sample, you won’t be sure if you have a mold problem.
Hooves can also accumulate in air ducts due to debris and even rodents and insects. If this happens to an extreme degree, you may even notice particles being thrown into the air from the air ducts. The danger of these particles entering your home is due to possible mold and mildew that can develop from decaying organic matter. Because the duct system is likely to be extensive and go through hard-to-reach areas of the home, hiring a professional duct cleaner is usually recommended.
Watch the scoring process so you can see the rep going through your sales funnels to arrive at the scoring. If the rep suspects there is mold in the air ducts, insist on lab testing to confirm this before proceeding with mold removal.
Look for the companies you plan to hire to clean your air ducts. Get recommendations or testimonials from satisfied customers. Check the Better Business Bureau to see if other customers have filed complaints against the company. Before hiring anyone, get a price quote and make sure you have a service contract that includes the price and services provided, as well as any service warranties.
While clean ducting does not necessarily provide more efficient heating and cooling or longer HVAC system life, periodic cleaning usually makes sense