It’s a hot summer’s day, and all you want to do is lay down in bed, crank up the air conditioner and watch your favorite show on Netflix. You notice however that the air coming out of the vent is not only warm but is so weak as well. You try to conduct an investigation, and as you take out and pry open the vent cover, there it is, a mountain of dust that has accumulated along with other bits and pieces of debris, has completely blocked off the passageway of the duct, greatly reducing the amount of air that can pass through. This is a strong sign that some air duct cleaning must be made.
It might take some significant time for this scenario, and for that amount of dust to build up to happen, but cleaning out your air ducts from time to time will ensure that this event never happens to you. It is easy to overlook maintaining your air ducts, but doing so will not only ensure that you have proper airflow and ventilation going on in your home, but the risk of harbouring unwanted pests such as rodents or bugs that can live in your ducts, as well as development of moulds in your air ducts can be prevented with cleaning out your air ducts.
Air duct systems are a maze of networks of pipes and vents that are integrated along the entirety of your household, and this network is responsible for delivering cold and fresh air into your rooms and spaces during the summer. Ensuring that these passageways for air are in their best condition will allow for absolute thermal comfort for your house.
Aside from dust build up, other things can be possibly found in your ducts if no proper maintenance is applied from time to time, one of which is the unwanted presence of pests such as vermin or even molds. Rats and some insects such as cockroaches or spiders can inhabit the confines of your air ducts. This not only poses a threat to the duct themselves but to the health of the residents of the household as well. These pests can cause damage to your ducts creating leaks, which compromises their ability to perform its task of circulating air properly. These leaks can be a cause of the spread of dust in unwanted areas. Rats and insects can also carry diseases which can affect the health of not just you but your family as well.
The presence of molds can be devastating to your duct system, as it can compromise the structural integrity of the air ducts. These can affect the performance of your ducts, hindering them from delivering proper ventilation to your rooms and spaces. It is crucial to have these treated professionally if molds do exist in your duct system.
With proper maintenance, and having your air ducts cleaned either by yourself or by professional duct cleaning services, you can have that relaxation time after a hot summer’s day, on your bed with your favorite Netflix movie.