Duct cleaning is a process that will help you keep the indoor air as clean as possible. The air quality in your home will always be good as long as all the paths through which the air gets to the inside are always clean. Cleaning your ducts involves the removal of any present mold and vacuuming of debris from all the air channels.
Cleaning your ducts helps eliminate the contaminants in the air you breathe. The contaminants may not be visible to the naked eye, but you can notice they are there if you or any of your household members experience abnormal allergic reactions, such as frequent sneezing. Here is a list of some things homeowners should know before duct cleaning.
They Should Be Aware Of The Existence Of Scam Deals
Professional experts should offer air duct cleaning services. Unfortunately, with modernization and developing greed for money, there are so many scams from people who want to reap homeowners’ money by lying that they are air duct cleaners.
Some scammers will confidently show up on your doorstep and convince you that they can clean your ducts at a low price. Once you allow them in they will not do exactly what they are supposed to do but will ask you for money after spending some time claiming that they have cleaned your ducts.
Some other scammers know how to clean your ducts but will demand more money than you had agreed at the beginning of the process. They usually claim that your ducts were very dirty or add services they were not meant to do.
Most of scammers claim they are part of a certain organization. To avoid falling into the hands of such scammers, you should ask the contractors for legal documentation showing their relationship with the organization they claim to be part of. You should, however, have researched how the company’s documentation looks like because they can also fake documents to get your approval.
If you feel like you cannot trust the documentation, there is another option of contacting the company using their official shared contact.
Cleaning Air Ducts Does Not Prevent Health Issues
If you or any of your household members have an existing health issue, air duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning cannot prevent the issue. What can prevent it is medication as directed by the doctor.
There are so many sources of dust in your home that can lead to respiratory issues other than dirty ducts. Cleaning all the dust sources may minimize the chances of getting health issues but does not prevent an already existing condition.
Cleaning the ducts does not make any difference in health issues like asthma other than only minimizing exposure to danger.
However, cleaning your ducts and HVAC system is a good preventive measure if any of the household members are experiencing allergic reactions they have not been experiencing before, such as consistent sneezing.
If There Is Dust Build-Up In The Registers, It Does Not Mean The Ducts Have Dust
Most scammers will point out that you need your ducts cleaned just because there is dust buildup on the registers. Dust does not only find its way into your home through the air ducts, but there are other aspects, such as the window and other kinds of openings.
In these cases, the air filters found on the registers are well-designed to trap all the dust regardless of its origin.
The register can be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner and a brush unless the cause of the origin of the dust is actually the air ducts.
Improper Cleaning Of Ducts Can Result In More Issues
Improperly cleaning the ducts could even result in damage or self-harm, especially in cases where the cleaner does not know how to handle the equipment. It is always advisable that the process of cleaning the ducts should be left to professionals because they are well-trained on how to go about each step of duct and HVAC cleaning.
Any issues that develop in the duct cleaning process will cost you more and leave your home uncomfortable.