Posted on 11/11/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
Do you own rental properties? By law, you're required to provide your tenants with fit and habitable housing. If your properties have dirty ductwork, your tenants may be able to pursue legal action if they develop health issues associated with a poorly maintained property. At Dust Doctors, we're well aware of the potential problems that can result from dirty ducts because we've witnessed them firsthand. What can happen if you leave your ducts unattended? Take a look:
Posted on 11/4/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
If you're like most people, you don't think about your dryer vent often. As long as the vent does what it's supposed to, it's fine, right? Unfortunately, that mindset plays a leading role in the nearly 3,000 dryer fires reported every year in the United States. At Dust Doctors, it's our goal to keep your home and family safe from the effects of dust and lint accumulation—in fact, that's all we do! If dryer vent safety isn't at the top of your list, don't fret; it's at the top of ours. Give us a call today if you notice any of the following dryer red flags:
Posted on 10/7/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
Do you have a heating and cooling system in your home? Yes? Then it needs to be cleaned. You may have read or heard that your ductwork doesn’t need regular cleanings, that it doesn’t accumulate dust, or that dirty ductwork can’t affect your health. Suffice it to say that you can’t believe everything you hear (or read). At Dust Doctors, throughout decades of tackling the dirtiest of ductwork in the Twin Cities, we’ve encountered many a homeowner who previously held the same beliefs. But the old adage still stands true: You just don’t know what you don’t know. Today, we’re here to discuss the top five duct cleaning myths and why hanging onto these beliefs could be harming your health.
Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
Minnesotans know all too well the importance of being prepared for winter. But have you thought about how dirty ductwork can affect your family this winter season? The professionals at Dust Doctors know how important it is to maintain good air quality in your home, especially during times of the year when you stay cooped up inside. Winter in Minnesota can sometimes strike as early as October, and the snow often sticks around until April. You certainly don’t want to be breathing contaminated air for half the year, and getting your ducts cleaned early will ensure you don’t have to.
Posted on 9/2/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
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.
Posted on 8/19/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
The team at Dust Doctors located in the Twin Cities Metro can remove the dust in your home to improve the indoor air quality.
Posted on 8/12/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
Homeowners in the Twin Cities Metro can improve their health and relieve allergy symptoms by having Dust Doctors complete duct cleaning and vent cleaning.
Posted on 7/15/2019 9:17 AM By Dust Doctors
Do you find that you need to dust every day? It could be that the dust is trapped inside of your ducts.
Posted on 6/10/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
As summer approaches, you may notice that your HVAC system isn't working as well as it should be. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to a malfunctioning HVAC system, and one of them is poor circulation. If the air is cold but doesn't seem to be coming out as quickly as it should, that's likely your problem.
Posted on 5/27/2019 4:00 AM By Dust Doctors
Mold in the home can be dangerous. In fact, certain types of mold can trigger illnesses in people. Unfortunately, mold often grows in places not visible to you, such as in the home’s duct work. Knowing the signs that mold may be present in your ducts gives you the opportunity to hire a professional air duct cleaner to inspect and clean the ducts, which removes any mold that may be present. Here are three signs mold may be present in your ducts: