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Duct Cleaning: The Basics

The air ducts that run through your home are an integral part of its interconnected systems. You count on them to work behind the scenes to provide your home with the fresh air that is needed for you and your family to stay healthy. Truth be told, however, you probably do not give much thought to the intricate network of ductwork that criss crosses your home. To protect your health, though, you need to have your ducts cleaned on a regular basis. 

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Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned This Winter?

People typically associate deep cleaning chores with the spring. However there are certain things that are beneficial to do in the winter instead or as well. Professional duct cleaning is one of those chores that should not be put off no matter what time of year it is. In fact there are benefits to having your ducts cleaned in the winter month in particular.

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The Importance Of Cleaning Your Ducts With Pets Or Smokers In The Home

People who own multiple pets need to be sure they are having their AC ducts cleaned on a regular basis. Pet hair can gather in someone's ducting and cause a number of problems in the future. Clogging will make someone's AC unit run overtime in order to get the right amount of cool air into the home, which can increase someone's electricity bill drastically. If someone has more than two cats in their home or dogs that shed frequently, then they need to be sure they are having the ducting cleaned out often—at least every six months, maybe more depending on how many animals there are or how many people are living in the home. The hair gathered in the ducting will also capture bacteria and other debris that can be pushed back into the home later on, which may cause lung issues for the people living there.

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Top 3 Ways Air Duct Cleaning Can Improve Your Health

Due to the fact that the Minneapolis area is subjected to such frigid temperatures, relying on a heating system is a must to survive the winter. Beyond adjusting the thermostat to ensure their comfort during this time, however, few people devote much thought to what goes on within their HVAC system. Not doing so, though can subject you to an array of health issues. Regularly having your air ducts cleaned can improve your health and here's why. 

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Top 4 Reasons Why Your Need to Have Your Minneapolis Dryer Vents Cleaned

Making sure that you follow a few simple safety rules has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life that your family experiences. Having working smoke detectors installed in your home and checking them on a regular basis is one such example. Another is getting your dryer vents cleaned often. Here's why this job needs to be at the top of your list. 

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Replace, Repair or Clean: Determining When to Replace Your Air Ducts

Dust can really wreak havoc on a person's allergies and asthma, especially if the air ducts in their home are not functioning fully. Clean and fully functional air ducts are essential for proper removal of dust and other potential allergens. If you or someone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma and you've noticed an increased amount of dust in your home, then you may be wondering if your air ducts need some attention.

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Indoor Air Can Cause Health Problems

There may be good reason to be concerned about the air you breathe. Don't assume that you're safe because you're indoors. According to the EPA, the air in most homes and buildings can be much more seriously polluted than the air outside, even in large cities.

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Dusty Vents are a Fire Hazard

Accumulated soot and dust can be a fire hazard. This is because all dust is full of dry and flammable material which can easily ignite under the right conditions. Any sufficiently large collection of dust can be ignited either by contact with a spark or if the surface it is settled on becomes very hot.

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Cleaning Your Dryer Vents

When people call professionals to have their ducts cleaned, they don’t always think about their dryer vents. Dryers are one of the household appliances that consume considerable amounts of energy. To work efficiently, the vents need to be kept clean. Besides saving on energy and working faster, clogged dryer vents are susceptible to catching on fire.

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What Lives In Your Air Ducts?

As many are aware of the visible obstructions lining your air ducts, there are still plenty of critters that occupy a home that would make a person's skin crawl at night. Thankfully, Dust Doctor is the likely solution for eradicating the many evils living in your home’s air exchange system. With this being said, here's a look at what kind of pests a Dust Doctor can help eliminate.

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