Hassle Free Duct Cleaning in Dayton Ohio

What’s up with air duct cleaning? That’s one of the number one questions our clients have when we suggest that their duct liners may need a good scrub. Most homeowners don’t realize that unsuspectingly dirty or contaminated air ducts may be the culprit of mold, housing vermin or insects, and may be filled with so much debris and dust that your home air quality is actually suffering from it. The EPA does not recommend a routine cleaning but only as needed. This information may also seem a little confusing. So when exactly do you need duct cleaning Dayton Ohio?

For starters, let’s step back and take a look at the big picture: your home. Some important questions to ask is: how old is your home? Was your home recently renovated? Anytime there are renovations being done to a home, the air ducts should be sealed to prevent dust, debris and harmful contaminants from getting stuck in the vents.

duct cleaningYou may also need an air cleaner if someone in your household has been showing signs of allergies that won’t go away with seasonal changes, etc. Do you have pets? Has your home developed a weird odor? Sometimes animal hair and other debris can create a weird smell within the air ducts. We can help answer any questions you may have in regards to air duct cleaning. Beware of scams… There are plenty of “cheap air duct cleaning” options available that may not help solve your home air quality and even worse, it may not even be needed. We have your best interest in mind and here to help. Whether or not you decide to have your air ducts cleaned professionally, we suggest you prevent contamination by doing a check up on water and dirt debris within your air duct system.

It’s officially winter in Dayton, Ohio. That means that we’ll be spending more time socializing and playing games indoors during winter and for the next few months to come. That also includes our family and our pets. Protect yourself and your loved ones from developing allergic reactions or sinus problems that may be linked to dirty or clogged air ducts. The Environmental Doctor offers duct cleaning for homes and businesses across Dayton, Ohio.

Hear any weird sounds in the vents this winter? Rodents or insects might be hiding out from the cold midwest climate in your air ducts.

Call us today to make a proper air duct inspection; which includes a proper mold and debris inspection as well.

Is Duct Cleaning Necessary or Effective? The EPA Weighs In

The truth is that the jury is still out on duct cleaning. As the EPA points out, “Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Neither do studies conclusively demonstrate that particle (e.g., dust) levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts.”

Why? Most of the dust in the air will stick to the duct surface and not necessarily get into the living space. That said, however, breathing problems can be caused by any number of pollutants. “Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts,” the EPA states on its website.

When Duct Cleaning is Needed

However, the EPA does recommend duct cleaning if there is substantial mold growth on your ducts or within your heating system. They also recommend cleaning if your ducts are infested with vermin, such as bugs or rodents.

Duct Cleaning For Efficiency

Clean Those Ducts For Better Air

Just living in a home stirs up a great deal of dander and chemicals. Dust particles, of which the typical home produces 40 pounds annually, also get sucked into your HVAC system. This constant circulation of contaminants causes a buildup in your duct work, forcing the system to work harder and shorten its life. About 25-40% of energy used for heating or cooling your home is wasted, based on a U.S. Department of Energy estimate. Having a clean HVAC system results in less energy expenditure to maintain your preferred temperature, and improves cost effectiveness.