Do you really need to have your ducts cleaned? The answer to all good questions is, it depends. It depends upon how old your system is, whether you have pets, whether you smoke, whether someone in your home is highly sensitive to mold or allergens, if you have had a system leak, if you have a vermin problem, if you are selling your home, if you have an unknown smell problem, if you have just purchased a home if you have had major drywall replacement if you have hardwood floors installed, it depends.
According to thespruce.com, air ducts can be contaminated with mold, bacteria, pollen, dust mites, chemical residue, and other household pollutants. A malfunctioning HVAC system, ineffective air filters, improperly installed ductwork, and moisture buildup all can cause air duct contamination.
If your ducts are seriously filthy enough to require it to be cleaned, then you should clean the entire HVAC system (more on that later), not just the ducts themselves. How to Minimize Risk If You Are Going to Have Your HVAC System Cleaned
Start by selecting and using a qualified contractor such as Mr. Duct Cleaner. Duct and HVAC system cleaning that is performed by someone who is trained and certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) has the best chance of being done safely.
According to NADCA, the major trade association for contractors doing air duct/HVAC system cleaning, its members need to have at least one certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) on staff and they are responsible to clean and restore a customer’s HVAC system in accordance with the association’s standards and guidelines.
All Mr. Duct Cleaner franchisees are required to become members of NADCA and pass the ASCS exam.
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