Get Those Ducts in a Row—and Cleaned!
Did you know that central air ducts can be breeding grounds for dirt, pollen, mold and other unwanted contaminants? Just as your carpets need vacuuming and your floors require sweeping, air ducts need active cleaning to keep your home in pristine condition. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself overrun by indoor air pollutants.
One way to understand your home’s HVAC system is to think of your HVAC as your home’s heart and your ductwork as its lungs. Then, imagine your HVAC system (your heart) pumping air through your ductwork (the lungs) into your home. You want all air that goes into your home to be fresh and clean, right? Of course, you do! But when your ducts are dirty, they don’t push filtered, clean air into your home. Instead, dirty ducts bring contaminants and pollute the indoor air you breathe.
So, what’s a homeowner to do? Easy! Get those ducts cleaned. If you’re not certain you need duct cleaning, here are seven signs that point to yes:
- Reduced airflow
- Increased allergy symptoms in family members
- Dirty filters
- Pet hair and dust stuck in ductwork or vents
- Mold growth
- Indoor smoking
- Musty odors
What Is Negative Pressure Duct Cleaning?
At Dream Team, we specialize in negative pressure duct cleaning—a technique that utilizes a vacuum and negative air pressure to remove harmful particles and contaminants from inside your duct system. The negative pressure (vacuum) is applied to the main duct or central point, while your other vents are sealed shut. As we clean, this prevents contamination of your home’s indoor air throughout the entire process.
Typically, ducts should be cleaned every three to five years. So, if you haven’t had a solid cleaning in awhile, give us a call. We’d be happy to give you a free, budget-friendly estimate.