Over time, dirt, dust, and other substances can build up in your ducts. How often do you have to have them cleaned to prevent a significant build-up? The general recommendation is to have your ducts cleaned every three to five years, but there are other factors that you should consider as well.
What Does Air Duct Cleaning Involve?
Since you don’t see the inside of your ducts, it can be challenging to see what needs to be cleaned. A professional cleaning will eliminate contaminants built up in your chimney, and other parts of your HVAC system will be cleaned during this process.
To start, your ducts will be inspected so that the technician can see where cleaning is needed. The technician will use a range of tools, such as vacuums and brushes, to clear away all the contaminants inside. Afterward, your ducts will be sanitized, leaving them completely clean.
What Are Signs That Your Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?
If it’s been at least five years since your last cleaning, or if you don’t know how long it’s been since your ducts were last cleaned, it’s best to schedule services sooner rather than later. With that said, some other warning signs can indicate your ductwork needs to be cleaned, such as:
- Increase in allergy symptoms
- Signs of a pest infestation
- Visible mold
- Strong odors
- Higher energy bills
It’s also wise to have your ducts cleaned if your home recently went through remodels or renovations. Renovation projects generate significant amounts of dust, and that dust can wind up in your ductwork. To keep that dust from contaminating the air in your home, you should have your ducts cleaned shortly after renovations are complete.
When Should You Schedule Air Duct Cleaning?
Spring is a popular season for cleaning projects, but duct cleaning is a service that can be done at any time of the year. If you suspect that your ducts need to be cleaned, you shouldn’t wait to schedule an appointment, and you should address the issues as soon as you can.
4 Seasons Air Care at (855) 512-2726.or visit our website if you’re ready to have your ducts cleaned! We can provide you with a free, no-obligation price quote and answer any of your questions. Please work with us to improve the air quality in your home!