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Health Issues: Are Your Dirty Ducts Making You Sick?

We generally think of fall and winter as cold and flu season, primarily due to cooler outdoor temperatures. Certainly, the frigid weather is to blame for our wintertime ailments, right? While winter weather indeed contributes to cold- and flu-like symptoms, it's not the only culprit. You may be surprised to learn that the cleanliness—or lack thereof—of your ductwork plays an integral role in your family’s health. Curious to learn how your ductwork is related to that runny nose you seem to have all winter long? The experts at Dust Doctors explain below.

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Are You a Landlord? 4 Reasons Your Properties Need Clean Ducts

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:

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4 Signs It's Time for Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

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:

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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.

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Winter is Coming: Clean Your Ducts Early

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.

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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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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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Think Your Home is Dust Free? Think Again

The team at Dust Doctors located in the Twin Cities Metro can remove the dust in your home to improve the indoor air quality.

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Relieve Allergy Symptoms with Duct and Vent Cleaning

Homeowners in the Twin Cities Metro can improve their health and relieve allergy symptoms by having Dust Doctors complete duct cleaning and vent cleaning.

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New Homes and Offices Need Duct Cleaning Too

Improve the air quality of new homes and offices by calling the Twin City Metro’s very own Dust Doctors to eliminate the post-construction invisible debris.

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