When Does Your Home Need Air Duct Cleaning?
So you have heard about the importance of air duct cleaning and are all game for implementing it into your periodic home services, but how often do you need them? How do you decide that the air ducts finally need to be cleaned?
Any service provider that tells you that you need to get the air ducts cleaned very often because it is not safe for your health needs to go! According to the NADCA, although air duct cleaning is important, it isn’t required very often.
According to the guidelines provided by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the air handling unit should be inspected once every year while the supply ductwork and the return ductwork or exhaust should be inspected once every two years. However these guidelines do not cover different scenarios where air duct cleaning needs to be conducted by a professional.
Duct Cleaning Before Occupying a New Home
You probably already have your gloves on to get down to cleaning the house before occupying it, or getting a professional to do a thorough cleaning. You will probably get the place disinfected too, however one thing that those moving into new homes forget is air duct cleaning. Those get generally ignored, which is not wise considering you don’t know the conditions they are in.
What if there were pest infestations, or the air ducts were not timely cleaned by the previous occupants? You will be exposing yourself and your family to a lot of potential danger by not getting your air ducts cleaned. The air ducts are likely to get all the more dirtier and contaminated considering all the moving in and moving out hustle bustle. The attics would be emptied out and the carpets would be torn apart; that is a lot of dirt and grime for any cooling and heating system to endure.
Orlando Home Renovations and Remodeling
What makes all those remodeling and renovations worth the effort and the money is when you finally settle down after the last piece of extra brick has been thrown out or when the floor has been mopped clean of residue. Renovations can be a lot of work, not only on the area that is being renovated or remodeled. There is dust everywhere, even on a floor above or the floor below from where the renovations have been done. And so there is bound to be dust in the air ducts too. Be sure to get the air ducts cleaned by a professional after the final brick has been placed to ensure that the renovations don’t cost you more than they already have with jammed or broken heating and cooling systems.
Air Duct Cleaning Because of Central Florida Allergies
You will need to get the air ducts cleaned more often if there are any residents with serious allergies or other respiratory problems like asthma to ensure that the indoor air quality is maintained at all times. Also get them cleaned more often if there are smokers in the house.
Other than the above mentioned reasons be sure to get the air ducts cleaned if there are any pets that shed hair and dander, if there has been a natural disaster like flooding or a storm or if you live in high humid areas like Orlando, Florida.
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If you need more information about our air duct cleaning, dryer vent &/or chimney cleaning services, please contact us at 407-344-1012. ABC’s staff has been providing honest air duct, dryer vent & chimney services for 20 years. Our Central Florida company has its main office in Orlando, FL. ABC Cleaning, Inc. is proud to serve residential and commercial customers throughout Central Florida (Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Brevard County, Volusia County). Our certified staff specialize in air duct cleaning & disinfecting, mold & mildew treatments, chimney cleaning & repair, and dryer vent cleaning.