Air Duct Cleaning FAQ in Valley Village, CA; How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts, How to Get Rid of Mold in Ductwork & More

With so many different industries plugging to improve the indoor air quality in your home, a common suggestion is professional air duct cleaning. But that has a lot of people asking a lot of questions about the service, and the real advantages of such as service. Today, we at Green Co Carpet Cleaning would like to answer the most frequently asked questions for your convenience.

Air Duct Cleaning FAQ

Question: What is professional air duct cleaning?
A: A professional air duct cleaning is the removal of any and all buildup caught in the ductwork of your home. The ducts collect dust, dirt, hair, dead skin cells, pet dander, pet fur/hair, pollens, pollutants, cigarette ash, any home renovation particles, smoke residues, and even the possibility of mold. After a time the buildup become excessive and professionals come armed with industrial strength equipment to effectively clean and remove the filth in the air ducts.
Question: Are there any health benefits with a routine air duct cleaning service?
A: The air ducts are connected to the HVAC system to your home, the treated air pass through the ducts and is dispersed into the various rooms. As the air passes through, whether it is heated or cooled air, it will become contaminated by the mold, fungi, mildew, dust and allergen particles that have accumulated. Having the air ducts every 3-5 years can reduce the chances of coming into contact with such contaminates and those suffering from chronic allergies and asthma also notice a significant difference.
Question: Can the home’s energy bill really be reduced after a professional air duct cleaning?
A: Research by the U.S. EPA has proven a clean system can run more efficiently, and put less strain on your moving parts, thus minimizing energy use, reducing cost as well as contributing to less wear and tear on the HVAC appliances.
Question: How often should air ducts get cleaned?
A: With a few determining circumstances, depends on how often you should get them cleaned. On average, air ducts should be cleaned every 5 years, or every 3 or 4 depending on how many of the following applies to you
– Occupants that regularly smoke.
– Multiple pets that shed frequent hair/fur and dander.
– Smoke, fire, or water damage along with other contamination in the home or HVAC system.
– Occupants that suffer from allergies, asthma, or have other respiratory problems.
– Following any home remodeling or renovations.
– Getting a new home, but before moving in.
Question: If mold does grow in the air ducts, is that a health concern?
A: Mold spores can easily find their way into your air ducts and they thrive in consistent temperatures, dark and moist environments, and a regular food service. Dust that flows through the air duct system is a banquet for mold. Air ducts are one of the most optimal places for mold and mold can trigger allergies, and after long term exposure can induce flu-like symptoms that surfaces frequently.
Question: What debris is commonly pulled out of air ducts?
A: Depending on the environment and climate conditions, depends on the debris. Generally air ducts are pushing the air that was once outside, which causes the air ducts to collect dust, chemicals, pollen, insects and mold spores. Inside, as previously mentioned, particles could include, dead skin cells, pet hair and dander, pesticides, smoke, cooking particles, and personal care products will all buildup. Additionally, building material, most likely caused by construction, like wood byproducts, fire place soot, metal shavings, carpets, and plastics distributing pollutants can also make their way into the ducts. Rain water can be an issue with any leak problems, which can also produce mold.

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