Do My Ducts Need To Be Cleaned?
Your ducts should be cleaned periodically. Cleaning your ducts will remove contaminants such as dirt and dust, as well as allergens like pollen and pet dander. It is important to check your ducts yearly to make sure there is no accumulation of debris in your vents. If one of the following applies to your home, it is recommended you take action and clean your ducts right away:
- You had a vermin infestation in your home/walls/attic
- You have visible mold in your home
- You notice dust or dirt being released through your supply registers
Cleaning techniques can range from do it yourself to calling in a professional. The do it yourself method would be to use a rag, brush, or extended vacuum cleaner hose to remove dirt, dust, and other contaminates from the supply/return registers and grilles. The other method is to call a professional whole house duct cleaning crew to clean your whole duct system.