As a homeowner, there is a good chance that you have heard of duct cleanings by now. You have probably at least seen one or two companies rolling around your area. It seems like duct cleanings are growing more and more. Some of this is due to the fact that more and more homeowners are growing aware of the importance of indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality is extremely important, as you spend a great deal of time in the home. If you have done any research on the Internet, you have probably come across a number of sites that say there are no scientific proof that duct cleanings can enhance the overall air quality in the home. Well, this is not entirely true.
Residues From Chemicals And Paints
Even if you are living in a brand new home there is a chance that your ducts need to be cleaned. Just think about the new construction process. All the painting, cutting, and chemicals that are involved. Well, duct systems are oftentimes installed first because they are placed between the walls, in the ceiling, and on the floors.
This means that they get installed before tile work is done and before the walls are painted. Once they are installed they are going to be exposed to all the fumes and chemicals that go along with this process.
Eliminates Mold And Dust
It doesn’t matter how clean your home is the duct system is going to accumulate dirt and debris over time. In addition to this, the duct system is nothing more than a breeding ground for mold. When your system gets infected with mold and dust it is going to circulate these spores throughout the home every time the furnace or air handler comes on. Eliminating such spores with a duct cleaning will increase the overall indoor air quality in the home.