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5 Duct Cleaning Myths Dispelled

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.

Pet Contaminants in Your Air Ducts

Pets are a part of the family. They add joy and companionship to our lives. Unfortunately, pets carry hair and dander that can penetrate every aspect of your home, including the air ducts. Pet dander and dust can cause severe allergies, only worsened by circulated contaminated air. Regular air duct cleaning and vent cleanings are a great way to help prevent the circulation of pet contaminants and improve overall health and quality of life.

Indoor Air Quality: More Than Dusting

Everyone hears about outside environmental concerns. But, the fact of the matter is that indoor air quality is worse than anything people face when they walk out their doors on a daily basis. The news does not get better when going indoors for work or school. An everyday person spends the majority of their time indoors and faces hidden dangerous pollutants.

Improving the Circulation of Your HVAC System

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.

How to Determine When Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

The frequency in which your air ducts need to be cleaned varies based on many factors. Those who live in a dusty environment, have pets, or run their heating or cooling device often may need their ducts cleaned more frequently than those who do not. As the time between cleanings varies from household to household, you may be unsure of when your ducts need to be cleaned. Here are a few of the signs that can help you determine when your air ducts may need to be cleaned.

Three Signs Mold May Be Present in Your Air Ducts

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:

Moving Soon? Make Sure Your New Home’s Air Ducts Are Clean

After purchasing a home, you will be busy moving and settling in. One of the last things you may be thinking about is the duct work in the home. Though, after moving in, you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned. Here are a few of the benefits associated with having your air ducts cleaned when moving into a new place:

Do You Have Pets? Here’s Why You Should Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Even without pets, it’s recommended you have your home’s air ducts routinely cleaned. As a pet owner, you likely need to have your ducts cleaned more frequently to ensure pet dander, fur, and dust are staying out of your home’s air system. Here are three of the benefits of having your ducts routinely cleaned if you have furry friends living with you in your home:

Deep Cleaning Versus Air Whip Cleaning: Which is Better For Your Ducts?

As duct cleaning professionals, we recommend you have your air ducts cleaned every two to five years. When it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned, we can help you decide which air duct cleaning technique may be better for your ducts.

4 Tips for Reducing Dust in Your Home

Reducing the amount of dust in your home can reduce the frequency in which you need to dust and make the air healthier to breathe. This can be especially important for those who suffer from allergies or breathing conditions, such as asthma. If you are looking to reduce the amount of dust in your home, you may be unsure of where to start. Here are four tips that can help you reduce the amount of dust in your home:

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