When was the last time you thought about the ducts in your home? Probably not very often, which is no surprise. Most homeowners don’t give a lot of thought to their ducts, primarily because they don’t demand a lot of attention. Ducts are designed to be unobtrusive, and as a result they often get neglected. Ducts need certain professional services in order to operate to their full potential, though, and without them you’re going to run into problems. Let’s take a look at one of those professional services, duct cleaning, and how it can help you.
Airborne Contaminants and Ducts
The average home contains millions and millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Every time you take a breath, you’re inhaling things like dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and possibly even mold spores. Normally, these contaminants are in low enough dosages that your body can easily neutralize them. However, if inhaled in concentrated amounts these contaminants can cause all kinds of health problems. Allergy attacks, the flu, and asthma are all common results of inhaling air with a high amount of contaminants in it.
These contaminants can become concentrated in your home by building up in your ducts, which happens quite often since ducts are not cleaned. Then, when you turn on your heater or air conditioner, all of these contaminants are blown around the house at once. This is one of the reasons that people tend to get sick more often during winter, when they’re using their heating systems more.
Duct cleaning removes all of these contaminants from your home, ensuring that you can use your ducts without decreasing your indoor air quality. If you want to breathe easier and stay healthier this winter, you should get your ducts cleaned.