If you’ve got heating or cooling ducts in your home or office, you probably don’t give them much thought since all they do is conduct air to and from the building. For the most part, out of sight, out of mind, right? Unfortunately, these often hard-to-reach places need to be regularly kept clean for a wide range of reasons. Here’s why you need duct cleaning services:
Moving Into a New Home
It’s always a good idea to ensure your home is clean before officially moving in. Just because a home is labelled as ready to move into, doesn’t mean that there isn’t any residue from construction work stuck in the ducts. One common type of residue left behind is sawdust from carpentry work, which can attract moisture and thus lead to rot and the accumulation of mould and bacteria, which are harmful to breathe in over time.
On a side note, try to avoid duct cleaning services often sold as an add-on ‘upsell’ from carpet cleaning companies. Quite often, carpet cleaners will charge a hefty fee to simply attach a HEPA filter head and quickly go over the duct vents – not a thorough or complete job by any means.
Routine Duct Cleaning
Ducts should be cleaned every three to five years, at least that’s our recommendation. Some sources may say that seven to 10 years is fine, but what’s important to remember is that dust, bacteria, and allergens can accumulate to dangerous levels after nearly a decade. Therefore, for the health and wellbeing of you, your family, and/or your work colleagues, occasional cleaning every few years by a professional cleaning company is your best bet.
Improve Air Filtration and Breathe Better
Neglecting to clean your ducts can lead to a host of problems, ranging from respiratory problems to poor air quality. Since air quality plays such an important role for our own health whilst at home or in the office, it only makes sense that your ducts should be free of pollutants, bacteria, and mould altogether.
A proper duct cleaning service goes far beyond wiping down and sanitising the vents and grilles, however. Always ensure that your duct cleaning company commits to a thorough clean inside of the ducts as well as providing sanitising and disinfection inside the ducts as well. Not only will this ensure that bacteria and allergens are kept at bay for a considerable amount of time, but it’ll also leave a fresh natural scent which will fill up the room.
Beware of Mould Scams
Some unreputable cleaning companies have been known to sell duct cleaning services by promising clients a ‘free inspection’ using a mould testing kit on the home or office ducts. Surprise, surprise, these tests always come out positive for black mould. Well, gosh, wouldn’t it be nice to have a handyman nearby to take care of that mould?
Don’t fall for this type of scam, rare as it may be in Australia, and either perform a mould test on your own (kits are relatively inexpensive at just about any hardware store) or choose a cleaning company with a reliable track record and proven customer satisfaction.
Dom Care Cleaning
Get in touch with Dom Care Cleaning for professional duct cleaning services. We perform evaporative duct cleaning, commercial duct cleaning, residential duct cleaning, central air cleaning, heavy duct cleaning, and more.