Have your allergies been especially bad this season, even when you’re not outside? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 97 percent of homes have air quality issues in their home. Unclean air ducts contribute to indoor air pollution, which is among the top five health risks in the United States. The EPA recommends having ducted heating and cooling systems cleaned out every three to five years. Besides health related problems, unclean ducts reduce the efficiency of your air ducts system by over 30 percent, costing you more money.
The air duct system accumulates mold, dust mites, animal dander, and even bacteria which creates numerous health issues. The accumulation of these organisms can heighten allergies, cause breathing difficulties, and increase the chances of infections or disease. For these reasons, it is important to monitor and clean out air ducts on a regular basis.
At Guardian, our professional staff is experienced in eliminating the harmful buildup within air duct systems. Our technicians have years of experience with ridding homes of the harmful buildup that homeowners never even knew they had. After a visit by our professional staff you will be able to breathe easy and know that your home is now safe without all of the indoor air pollution from the unclean ducts.
When the heating or cooling systems in your home are turned on, all of the dust, bacteria, and fungi get stirred up and sent out into the rooms of the home. Many people are also allergic to dust mites, which feast on the dust residing in the ducts. Then, when the fans come on when your system is in use, these dust mites get sent into the rooms. To get rid of the dust mites, their food source must be eliminated, which is the dust in the ducts. Cleaning out the ducts mitigates much of the particle debris that contaminates the air in your home and causes many respiratory problems.
Even in a new home, the ducts will still need to be cleaned out regularly. During construction, dust and particle matter can fill the ducts with debris that later gets circulated throughout the home. Plaster, sawdust, insects, and drywall can all enter the ducts while the home is being built and will need to be cleaned out once a new homeowner moves in.
Our air duct professionals can use a video to determine if your air ducts are in need of a cleaning. We can show you before and after pictures so that you can see what a difference the cleaning makes. Our professionals know how to clean out every different type of air duct and can navigate the twists and turns of the ducts, doing a thorough job all along the way.
For a home free from dust mites and indoor air pollution, call the professionals from Guardian today.