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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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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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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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Find Yourself Dusting Every Day? The Problem Could Be Your Ducts

Do you find that you need to dust every day? It could be that the dust is trapped inside of your ducts.  

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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.

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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.

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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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Skin Issues That Can Be Caused By Dust

Dust is unsightly, but is it dangerous? In addition to lung issues, dust can also cause skin-related issues. This can lead to itching, redness, soreness, and cracked skin. Here are a few issues that can occur.

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How Dust Can Lead to Household Pests

Dust doesn't just hurt your air quality. It can also introduce pests into your home. If you have dust accumulating in the corners of your house, you could also have bugs already there as well. Here's how dust can potentially attract pests, as well as what you can do to avoid it.

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Help Guard Against Spring Allergies by Having Your Ducts Cleaned

It can be hard to believe, but spring weather will be here faster than you think. It's not too early to start thinking about the allergies that come with the season. If you or someone in your family is prone to spring allergies, you probably know that you shouldn't open your windows to let the spring breezes come in and let the clean air out your home. Doing so could invite pollen and other allergens to enter your home and settle into places you can't see, such as your bedding, carpet, and furniture.

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