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The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

September 13, 2012

Imagine what the floors in your home would look like if you didn’t sweep or dust them for ten years. It’s kind of gross to think about, isn’t it? You may think that you would never allow such a thing to happen, yet many homeowners are doing just that by failing to get their air ducts cleaned on a regular basis.

Dirty air ducts greatly increase your home’s fire risk

Indoor air quality

Air ducts are some of the most important—and overlooked—elements of in-home comfort and health. When properly cleaned, air ducts help circulate clean air throughout your home. Dirty ducts, on the other hand, simply re-circulate dust and other contaminants and can lead to indoor air quality problems and allergic reactions in sensitive family members. In severe cases, dirty air ducts can even create a serious fire hazard for your home.

Recently, we were called to clean air ducts that hadn’t been cleaned in more than 20 years. The ducts were literally caked with dust, pet fur, pollutants, and other contaminants. The dirty ducts didn’t just have a drastically negative effect on indoor air quality—they also increased the home’s fire risk. You can avoid having this happen to your home by calling your Utah indoor air quality experts to have your vents cleaned.

The benefits

Here are just some of the benefits of getting your air ducts cleaned:

  • Getting your ducts cleaned makes your home healthier. Over time your vents are going to get dirty from dust, pet fur, and other potential allergens.
  • Clean ducts reduce your need to dust. Less dust will be circulating through your home, so you’ll likely find that you have to dust less often.
  • Reduces your risk of a home fire. Air ducts that have a large amount of dust buildup provide an excellent source of fuel for fires.

Getting your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your home. If you hadn’t had your ducts inspected or cleaned in more than a year or two, call your Utah air duct cleaning professionalsfor a free inspection!

Duct before cleaning

Duct after cleaning