Your air ducts are an integral part of your home. They keep you cool (or warm) and keep the air moving throughout your home, all without you worrying about how they work or where they are. Your air ducts may be invisible to your eye, but you still need to think about them and take care of them.
So many homeowners forget to have their air ducts regularly cleaned, and so many contaminated air ducts spread dirt, dust, and spores throughout these homes. Don’t let this be you.
The problems that come with contaminated air ducts
If you don’t take the time or spend the money to have your air ducts cleaned, there can be some dangerous consequences. Contaminated air ducts are full of dirt, dust, and spores. Because your air ducts blow air throughout your, these dangerous particles end up in your air and in your lungs.
Breathing in dirt, dust, and spores isn’t good for your health. Short-term problems include sneezing, coughing, and allergic reactions. But long-term health complications also come from breathing in these particles. If you or your family members breathe in lots of spores over time, your lungs may become infected, and you may be stuck with a chronic illness. You don’t want this to happen to you, but you certainly don’t happen it to happen to your children.
To protect your family members, you need to keep your air ducts clean.
How to keep your air ducts clean
To keep your air ducts from depositing dirt, dust, and spores into your home’s air, you need to have your air ducts cleaned.
Cleaning air ducts requires specific tools and expertise, so it’s always best to hire a professional air duct cleaning company, like Pro Vent LLC.
There are generally two air duct cleaning methods: brushes and compressed air. Brushes can actually damage your air ducts, which is why many homeowners opt for a compressed air cleaning system.
Pro Vent LLC is one of the few air duct cleaning companies that exclusively uses the compressed air cleaning system. Compressed air doesn’t damage your air ducts and leaves your home clean and fresh. When you hire a duct cleaning professional, you should always hire one that uses compressed air over brushes.
When should you have your air ducts cleaned?
You should have your air ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. This will keep them fresh and keep the dirt, dust, and spores from building up over time. If you notice any buildup or see any signs of dangerous particles in the air (sneezing, coughing, mold, etc.), you should have your air ducts cleaned more often.
There are several reasons your air ducts may need to be cleaned. In addition to the regular cleaning needed every 3-5 years, there are other things that may cause your air duct to get dirtier sooner, and therefore need to be cleaned sooner.
If your home has any of the following, you should have your air ducts cleaned more often:
Most of these are pretty straightforward. If you have pets, your home is automatically dirtier, especially with fur in the air. This fur can get into your duct system and cause buildup faster than normal.
Family members with allergies or asthma are more sensitive to the air they breathe in. Even if there isn’t much buildup in your duct system, there may be enough to set off your family’s allergies. If your family members are sneezing, coughing, or have allergy symptoms, try cleaning your air duct system.
Cigarette smoke serves to block your air duct system sooner. The smoke contaminates the air and requires your air duct system to work harder and build up more contaminants.
Water damage brings mold. When mold is allowed to grow, spores fill the air and get into your air duct system. This air is then distributed throughout your home and breathed in by everyone inside. If your home has any water damage, be sure to have it taken care of and your air ducts cleaned to avoid breathing in mold spores.
Home renovation or remodeling projects are messy and typically put a lot of dust into the air. By cleaning your air ducts after a home renovation or remodeling project, you’ll get rid of these contaminants and keep people from breathing them in. Not to mention your system will be efficient and waste less energy.
How to choose an air duct cleaning company?
There are likely several air duct cleaning companies in your area. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know who to trust with your air duct system.
Before hiring a company, make sure that you’ll be getting good value for your money. You can do this by asking a lot of questions and comparing prices, services, and reviews. It’s a good idea to find a couple of companies and compare them with each other as well. Once you’ve found the one you like, it’s time to give them a call or book an appointment online.
When comparing prices, make sure that you take lots of factors into account. If you find a company that is more expensive than others, ask yourself why. Do they offer a lifetime guarantee? Do they provide better service? Are there any other perks to working with them? If the company does provide extra services, guarantees, or perks, then maybe paying a little extra now is worth it. If you can’t find anything to differentiate this company from others, then it may be best to search for a cheaper price.
Remember that the cheapest price usually doesn't mean the best service. If you find a company that is much cheaper than most others, do the same exercise as above. Ask yourself if this company offers fewer services, has lower reviews, or if there are any red flags. If everything seems similar to other companies, maybe this low price is simply a great deal. In that case, jump on it. If there are red flags, it’s best to pay a little more money and ensure better service.
When comparing services, something to pay attention to is the company’s expertise. If you want your air ducts cleaned, but the company specializes in concrete cleaning or water damage cleanup, then chances are that they can’t help you. If they do have air duct cleaning listed as a secondary service, chances are you can find another company that is an expert in air duct cleaning rather than just being an add-on.
Also, compare the quality of the services offered. If you’ve found two air duct cleaning companies that look good, pay attention to their methods. If one uses a brush cleaning method and one uses a compressed air method, you’ll need to make a choice between the two. Typically, it’s better to hire a company that uses compressed air instead of brushes because compressed air will not damage your air ducts and usually does a better job. However, the choice is up to you.
When comparing reviews, make sure not to let a few bad reviews turn you away from a company entirely. Reviews are very subjective and should be taken with a grain of salt. If you find a company that has mainly great reviews and a few bad ones, then chances are that you’ll have a good experience with that company. If you find a company with mainly bad reviews, however, then you should keep looking.
Reviews are a great way to get an idea of a company’s customer service, timeliness, attitude, and more. You can find reviews online or by asking around.
Pro Vent LLC can help
Are you ready to take your air duct cleaning to the next level? If you’re tired of breathing dust, dirt, and spores, it’s time to clean your air ducts. If members of your family are always sneezing or seem to be having allergies, your air ducts may be the culprit.
To protect your family and your home, call Pro Vent LLC. When you choose our cleaning services, you’ll have an air duct system that’s cleaner than you’ve ever seen it. And it will stay clean longer, so you don’t have to waste time or money cleaning your air ducts again in a few months.
We promise to clean your air ducts quickly, efficiently, and reliably. When you trust Pro Vent LLC with your air duct system, you’re guaranteed to be satisfied!
The air that you breathe in your home is obviously extremely important for you and your family's health. Call Pro Vent today to schedule a free estimate and take the first steps towards ensuring that your home's air quality is the way it needs to be!