When you make your spring cleaning list every year, are you including your air ducts? Because you should be.
While neglected by most homeowners, air ducts play an important role in household air quality. These ducts can become a breeding ground for common allergens such as dust, pet dander, and mold. Once in your air ducts, these particles can circulate throughout your entire home.
This can lead to allergy-like symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and a sore throat. In severe cases, it can even trigger asthma attacks and cause respiratory infections. If you feel like you are suffering from allergies, even in the comfort of your own home, your air ducts could be to blame. Here are a few signs that you should have yours cleaned:
It’s been more than three years since your last duct cleaning.
Your home gets dusty quickly after cleaning it.
You have recently moved into a new home, or completed a renovation project.
It smells like mold in your home.
Air flow coming out of the vents seems weak.
You have pets that frequently shed hair.
You smoke inside the home.
You, or a family member, frequently suffers from allergies while in the home.
Properly cleaning your air ducts requires professional tools, such as rotary brushes and high-powered vacuums. For this reason, it is best to hire a qualified service to perform the job.
Homeowners in Pueblo County, Colorado can count on Patterson Plumbing & Heating for a thorough air duct cleaning at a reasonable price. Contact us online to schedule your service, or give us a call at (719) 544-4922.