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What’s That Smell? Your Ducts May Be To Blame

Household odors are the worst. There’s almost nothing more cringe-inducing than coming home after a long day’s work, swinging open your front door, and getting blasted right in the nose. If you’ve attempted to find the source of unpleasant, elusive odors with no luck, chances are your ductwork is to blame. At Dust Doctors, we’ve cleaned innumerable ducts, and we can tell you from experience that years of buildup within your ductwork can produce a truly awful stench. How can duct cleaning restore a neutral, pleasant scent in your living space? Take a look.

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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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Your Furnace: How to Maximize Heating Efficiency

Winter is on its way, and that means it’s almost time to fire up your furnace. Are you ready? Or, more appropriately, is your furnace ready? Prior to the winter season, it's important to make sure your home is well prepared for the chillier temperatures, and that includes your furnace, too. Since you’ll no doubt use your heating system extensively over the next few months, the team at Dust Doctors has put together a few tips on how to maximize its efficiency. First up? Furnace cleaning. Let’s take a look.

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Indoor Air Quality: It’s More Important Than You Realize

How much time do you spend in your home each day? Eight hours? More? Less? If you count sleeping, the average person spends at least six to eight hours within the walls of their home each day. If you work from home, have kids, or are a student, chances are you spend even more time indoors. And while there’s nothing inherently bad about spending substantial time inside, you might just be putting your health at risk—and no, it’s not because you’re sitting too much.

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How Air Whip Cleaning Whips Your Ducts into Shape

If you have an HVAC system in your home, one of the most important things you can do to maintain healthy air quality is to have your air ducts cleaned at regular intervals. Air ducts may not be the most prominent thought in your head when your family suffers from the sneezes, but dirty ducts may be the culprit behind airway irritation and ill health. Not to mention, buildup in your air ducts reduces the overall efficiency of your system. How can you increase the efficiency of your HVAC system and help improve your family’s health? With regular air whip cleaning from Dust Doctors! Here’s how the process works:

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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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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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