Fall has arrived. Summer was fantastic for airing out your house and letting that breeze pass through, but as the temperature changes and you close your windows, your air vents can be the perfect highway for some pretty nasty stuff. If you haven’t cleaned your ducts in a while, you could be sealing yourself inside for the winter with more than you bargained for.
Advanced Air Quality recommends a thorough fall cleaning of your ducts to ensure the highest air quality for you and your family during the winter. If you don’t clean your ducts, there are a few things that you could be exposing yourself to.
Mold and Mildew
Having the windows open, summer rainstorms and continuous humidity can all lead to a buildup of mold and mildew in your ducts. This is due to the moisture mixing with dirt and fluff that has built up. The mold will be spread throughout the house when your forced air system kicks in. This can affect your health.
Pollen and ragweed can live in your ducts for years. One great thing about the mild weather is being able to enjoy the summer breeze. Airing out the house sure makes it smell great, but it also invites allergens into your home. Your duct system is perfect for transporting these invaders around the entire house. If you have allergies, you could be punishing yourself all winter by not cleaning out your ducts.
Rodents and Uninvited Guests
During the warm summer months, and once the weather cools, it’s possible that some uninvited guests have made themselves at home to escape the hot sun or the cold nights. Duct cleaning will evict these guests and anything they’ve left behind.
If you’ve been putting off cleaning your ducts, now’s the time. Advanced Air Quality will make quick work of cleaning your dryer vents and ducts.
BY: RICK WILES
Rick started in the indoor air quality industry in 1993. In the early days, he worked in all areas of the business, from booking appointments to cleaning ducts. Today he oversees our business and helps ensure we deliver the best service possible.