It is all too often that people ask one of the most common questions when it comes to their ducts. “How do I know if my air ducts are dirty and need to be cleaned?” Well, it usually is very apparent when your ducts become infested with dirt, debris and dust, but there are far too many instances when people wait till it is too late and their home becomes compromised. There are a variety of warning signs showing you that your vents need to be cleaned, as well as some tips and tricks on how to stay on top of cleaning your air ducts:
Dust, Hair or Debris is Trapped Inside Supply Vents.
If you can clearly see any of these particles on or inside of your supply vents, there is most definitely an issue, and they need to be cleaned ASAP. Once these unwanted particles are present, you can be sure that you have dirty air being circulated inside your home posing a threat to you and your family.
Air Filter is Dirty or Dusty Shortly After You Change/Clean it.
Assuming you change or clean your air filter regularly, most people forget to maintain theirs sometimes for weeks or months. This will be apparent if or when you change/clean your filter and it goes right back to being dirty quickly. Being sure to replace your air filter often will prevent germs, mold and bacteria from floating around inside your home’s air.
Air Flow is Weak.
Testing your air vents to make sure they are producing proper air flow is the best way of checking to see if you may have debris stuck in there or possibly a blockage. If you happen to feel your air not blowing sufficiently, then you need to decide for a professional to come in and clean them.
Dust Coats Return Vents.
The difference between return vents versus supply vents is that they are the only vents in your home without levers to open and close. Supply vents allow you to open and close them. So, if your return vents are also covered in dust, debris or hair you need to have a scheduled cleaning by a professional.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at (407) 381-2120. We are here to help!