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Duct Cleaning

When is the Best Time for Air Duct Deep Cleaning?

Have you noticed little bits of fuzz and grime building up on your air vents? Do wisps of dust make an appearance every time you adjust your thermostat? While your filters are designed to collect fine particles and dust, seeing these particles fly out of your vents is not normal. Maybe you only need a filter replacement, or perhaps, it’s time to deep clean your ducts. At Dust Doctors, we know how important it is to maintain good air quality in your home, and we’ve developed unique tools and systems designed to get the job done right. To help you determine when it’s time to call the Twin Cities’ professionals for ductwork deep cleaning, we’ve put together this short guide.

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How Mold Circulation Can Make Your Family Sick

Poor air quality within your home can have a serious impact on the health of you and your family. When it comes to poor air quality, one of the biggest culprits is your home’s ductwork. Even a small amount of moisture can give rise to all sorts of unpleasant growths such as mold, mildew, and fungi. As fans push air through the ductwork, that air can loosen small particles and mold spores, spewing them out through your vents. You may not even realize it, but these tiny particles could be setting you and your family up for ill health. So how exactly do these growths affect your wellbeing? The professionals at Dust Doctors in the Twin Cities metro area are here to explain.

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Dryer Vent Dangers: Keep Your Home Safe

A leading cause of household fires is a neglected dryer vent. In fact, dryer fires are responsible for over $35 million in property losses every year! Besides being a fire hazard, a clogged dryer vent can present many hazards, including harboring harmful microorganisms, and even unwelcome pest invasions. To help keep your home and family safe, and to get the most out of your clothes dryer, it’s important to practice proper dryer vent maintenance. Below, the professionals at Dust Doctors give the lowdown on the dangers of a dirty dryer vent.

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Why You Need to Clean Your Dryer Vents

How much lint accumulates in your dryer vent is determined by how much laundry your household does. Even if you infrequently use the dryer, over time, there will be a buildup in the vent. If you use your dryer frequently and clean out the lint trap, this will help delay the buildup, but eventually, the vent will need to be cleaned out to prevent troublesome issues. These are three important reasons to get your dryer vent cleaned out frequently.

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Think Your Home is Dust Free? Think Again

The health of you and your family is impacted by the cleanliness of your home. If your home is dirty, you have a higher chance of health concerns. Looking at a home to determine how clean it is isn’t necessarily an adequate test for cleanliness. Something you may not be able to see is the dust lurking in your home. In order to remove dust, you must first locate where it is in your home. Once you know where the dust accumulates, you’ll know how to develop a proper cleaning regiment. Here are some common places where dust lurks.

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Relieve Allergy Symptoms with Duct and Vent Cleaning

Sneezing, watery eyes, and itchy eyes are all routine nuisances for anyone living with allergies. A common treatment for allergy sufferers is to treat their symptoms with antihistamines, which can be costly or can cause unwanted side effects. An alternative to taking a pill everyday is something you might not have considered, and it involves air duct cleaning. Duct and vent cleaning can help with allergy symptoms and improve the indoor air quality.

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New Homes and Offices Need Duct Cleaning Too

Once construction is finished on a new home or office, you may have the urge to move in as soon as possible. Instead of moving in right away, it is beneficial to wait, as there could be dangerous post-construction debris. To ensure your home or office is safe to move into, first hire professionals to complete a post-construction clean up.

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Is the Humidity in Your Home Too High? Check Your Ducts

As they say: it's not the heat, it's the humidity. There are few things as uncomfortable as being hot and humid. If you find yourself sweating whenever the temperature rises, it could be an issue with your home.

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Have a Smoker in Your Family? It’s Probably Time for an Air Duct Cleaning

If you are a smoker or have a smoker in your home, you know it simply gets everywhere. You may have already discovered that your house has a lingering odor associated with smoke—and that's bad news for your indoor air quality.

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Find Yourself Dusting Every Day? The Problem Could Be Your Ducts

You dust and dust, but your home never seems clean. What's going on? Believe it or not, it could be your ducts. When your ducts aren't properly cleaned, the air just continues to circulate. You can dust all you want, but the dust is going to keep coming back.

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