Indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern because the amount of air transfer between the inside and outside of homes has decreased substantially as a result of insulation and high-efficiency doors and windows.
Professional air duct cleaning services remove dirt, dander, pollen, and dust from your home’s air ducts and help you maintain a healthy living environment. In addition, air duct cleaning services may reduce your energy bills and extend the life of your home’s heating and cooling systems.
In Seattle and other parts of the Pacific Northwest, indoor air pollution is of significant concern because the build-up of dust and the region’s humid climate make air ducts a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, mildew, and other contaminants. The spores from microbial growth are released and circulated throughout your living space every time you turn on your air conditioner or furnace.
How to Clean Air Ducts Effectively
For an air duct cleaning service to be effective, not only the insides of the ducts, but also the registers, furnace fan, and insides of the heating and ventilation systems, must be thoroughly cleaned. Hiring an adequately trained service provider is also important because your air ducts could release more dust, dirt, and contaminants if they aren’t cleaned properly.
Deciding Whether or Not You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
There’s an ongoing debate about whether professional air duct cleaning actually improves indoor air quality and prevents health problems. Nevertheless, you may consider having your home’s air ducts cleaned simply because there’s a good chance that they’ll get dirty over time. Since each home’s conditions are unique, have a qualified service provider visually inspect your home’s air ducts to determine whether cleaning them is necessary. You should definitely consider having your air ducts cleaned if:
- There is visible mold growth inside of the ducts.
- The ducts are infested with rodents or insects.
- The ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris.
Prior to having your air ducts cleaned, however, make sure that the underlying cause of the contamination is addressed. Otherwise, the problem is likely to recur.
You may also choose to have your air ducts cleaned if you or anyone in your home is suffering from allergies or other unexplained symptoms or illnesses that you think could be related to the air in your home. You should also have your air ducts professionally cleaned if someone in your home suffers from respiratory problems or is experiencing symptoms like frequent congestion, nasal problems, fatigue, headaches, and eye irritation.
Looking for a Duct Cleaning Service in Seattle?
MM Comfort Systems has been cleaning air ducts in the Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, and Bellevue areas of Washington since 1965. We use the HEPA-AIRE method to dislodge accumulated contaminates on inner duct surfaces. We also treat the ducts with GermArrest to eliminate any bacteria, mold, or dust mites that remain and prevent microbial growth for up to three years.
For more information about our duct cleaning services give us a call at 425-533-9058, or fill out our online contact form today.