Have you been suffering from allergies even when you seek shelter from all the outdoor pollen within your own home? In many cases people suffer from poor indoor air quality which leads to chronic allergies. The leading source of poor indoor air quality is your home air duct systems. Most often overlook or underestimate the need to clean their air duct systems. However it is proven that by cleaning your air ducts it can greatly improve your indoor air and reduce indoor allergies. Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning will share more about the benefits of cleaning your air ducts.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation
One of the leading reasons for poor indoor air quality is dirty air ducts. There are ways to decrease the amount of dust and dirt that transfers from outside to inside your home and then into your air ducts. You may want to consider sealing up any gaps in doorways and windows to help reduce future dirt from blowing inside your home. This usually means you need to have well insulated doorways and windows. However, this doesn’t help the current problem of dirty air ducts.
Skin, Hair, Pet Dander, Mold, Mildew & Fungus in Air Ducts
But dust and dirt isn’t the only problem that affects the air quality within your home. There is another problem and it is people. People are always shedding hair and skin which make up 90% of the actual dust within your home. With all of the shed skin come dust mites. As dust mites feed, they will also breed, shed their own skin, and leave their feces inside your air ducts. It’s a good thing that dust mites are microscopic. But what about the larger pests that may be crawling around your air ducts? Occasionally mice and cockroaches will crawl through air duct systems and just like the dust mites, they too leave behind feces and shed skin. If that’s not bad enough, if water or moisture leaks within the air ducts or any forms of moisture get trapped within the air duct, molds, mildews or fungus will develop. When the HVAC system is running the spores from the mold and fungus, as well as the feces and skin flakes, from the various pests now become air borne particles within your home. This creates very poor indoor air quality.
How Air Duct Cleaning is Done
There are two major ways air duct cleaners will clean an air duct system. One method is using a high suction vacuum that creates enough force to suck up all the dirt and loose particles inside your air ducts. Another method that is used is quite the opposite. The other way air ducts are clean is by use of a high pressure blower to blow and push out all of the dirt. Afterward, a fogger machine is used to cycle a disinfected agent which kills bacteria and molds that may be inside the air ducts system. Air duct cleaning usually takes up to 4 to 5 hours depending on the size of the homes or building.
Air Duct Cleaning & More in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Northridge & Greater Los Angeles, California
Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning hopes you understand the importance of air duct cleaning and why, as a homeowner, air duct cleaning is part of home ownership. If your home is in need of air duct cleaning, contact Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning today to schedule your home’s air duct cleaning.