Do you have professional duct cleaning every two years? If not, you're compromising your indoor air quality and possibly your health. At Dust Doctors, we're committed to delivering clean, fresh air to homeowners throughout the Twin Cities. To that end, we've developed advanced cleaning tools and systems that help keep your indoor air quality and health in top condition.
We've found that for some homeowners, a regular duct cleaning isn't thorough enough to remove years of buildup, and in those cases, we recommend an advanced deep cleaning. How can you determine whether your ducts need routine or extreme cleaning? Here are a few ways to tell.
Your Ducts Haven’t Been Cleaned In 5+ Years
We recommend thorough, professional duct cleaning at two-year intervals to maintain indoor air quality. If you haven't had your ducts cleaned in the last five years—or ever—it's time for deep cleaning.
We'll seal off your air returns, dislodge adhered debris, scrub the main trunk lines, thoroughly vacuum, and high-pressure air wash the lines to ensure your ducts are buildup-free.
We'll also swap out your filters, clean your furnace, and clean your dryer vents. Our deep cleaning process is incredibly thorough, so you can rest assured your system is as clean as possible.
You've Developed Persistent Allergies
Are you dealing with unexplained respiratory issues or seasonal allergy symptoms? If so, it's likely time for professional duct cleaning. Dirty ductwork can trigger respiratory problems, skin issues, and even asthma attacks, which makes improving your indoor air quality critical.
Many homeowners mistakenly believe their symptoms are tied to seasonal allergens, but that's not always true. If you spend substantial time indoors, and your symptoms appear to worsen inside, there's a high chance your ductwork is to blame.
Your Home Recently Underwent Construction
We highly recommend professional duct cleaning if you've recently completed a new home construction or an indoor remodeling project. Construction work releases millions of tiny particles into your indoor air, which then make their way into your ductwork.
Because your ducts constantly accumulate pollen, dander, dust, chemicals, mildew, and even mold, extra construction dust can severely compromise indoor air quality.
You Just Bought a New Home
If you're moving into a new home, calling in professional duct cleaning is always smart. You never know the previous owners' cleanliness habits, nor if they owned pets, smoked, or had allergens in the home. It can also be difficult to determine when the ducts were last cleaned, so duct cleaning is recommended for your health's sake.
We'll inspect your new ductwork, determine the appropriate cleaning procedure, and get to work. While regular duct cleaning is suitable in most cases, deep cleaning may be necessary if the previous owners neglected the ductwork.
You Plan to Replace Your Furnace or Air Conditioner
Schedule a duct cleaning service if you plan to overhaul your heating or cooling unit anytime soon. Generally, newer equipment is more powerful than older equipment, and often, more power equals more dust particles flying around.
As the new unit forces air through your ducts at accelerated speeds, it can loosen old, caked-on dust and circulate it throughout your home. A deep cleaning solves this issue by removing any traces of dust from years past.
Your Filters Are Clogged
The general rule of thumb is to change your air filters every 90 days. If you have smokers or pets in the home, within 60 days is recommended.
The air filters trap particulates and contaminants to keep them from entering your home, so if your filters are built up with dust or fuzzy coatings, it's clogged and cannot do the job effectively.
Any particulates not caught by the filter will be returned to the ductwork and can bog down the HVAC system and reduce your interior air quality.
Your Power Bill Is Higher Than Normal
Dust is a combination of dead skin, micro-organisms, pollen, dirt, and in some cases, even animal contaminants. These pollutants can build up, forcing the HVAC system to run longer and harder.
The excess creates more energy and fuel used to cool and heat your home, which shows up on your bill. Professional deep cleaning removes excess debris and dirt, removes harmful contaminants, reduces strain on your HVAC, and enhances energy efficiency levels.
Expert Duct Deep Cleaning in the Twin Cities
If your ducts have not been cleaned in the last five years—or ever—it's time to contact Dust Doctors for deep cleaning. We've been serving homeowners throughout the Twin Cities metro for decades, which has allowed us to develop a superior cleaning process you won't find anywhere else. We'd love to make you our next happy and healthy client!
To learn more about our air duct cleaning services, HVAC cleaning, or air purification, give us a call at 651-319-9777 or message us on our contact page.
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