When Emergency Air Duct Cleaning Is Needed10/11/2016 Back To Blog
When the HVAC ductwork is cleaned on a regular basis, you can expect to enjoy high indoor air quality at home and improved energy efficiency which saves you money. You can readily create a schedule for this based on the specifics of your HVAC system, the area where you live and your personal needs. In some cases, however, emergency cleaning of the ductwork is required. Find out when you have to take action immediately.
A Household Member with a Respiratory Condition
If someone in your family has been diagnosed with an allergy, asthma or another serious respiratory disease, be it chronic or acute, you should take all measures to make the indoor environment as safe and comfortable for that person as possible. These include not only deep carpet cleaning, but emergency air duct cleaning as well. The latter step will prevent particles such as dust and pollen from being circulated around the house and aggravating the symptoms of the sufferer.
In general, households with members having a respiratory condition should have their ductwork cleaned more frequently. You should also consider getting more effective replacement air filters. The higher their MERV rating is, the better protection from air contaminants they will provide.
This is definitely a reason to have the HVAC duct cleaned right away, after the extermination of the pests, of course. Once the pests are gone, the feces and urine left inside have to be removed completely. This process involves air duct sanitizing in addition to cleaning. The sanitizer helps to eliminate bacteria and germs for making the ductwork completely safe once again.
Completing a Home Improvement Project
You should definitely have the ductwork cleaned without delay, especially if you had missed to seal the HVAC air vents before you started with the project. Large amounts of dust and debris are produced during renovation projects and a good portion of the particles can go into the ducts. You should do what is needed to prevent these particles from being circulated around your house. Air filter cleaning or replacement will also be required, most likely.
There are two major reasons why mold has to be removed from the HVAC air ducts without delay. Firstly, it is dangerous for people and can cause respiratory problems, especially in children and elderly family members. Secondly, it can cause considerable damage to the ductwork. Have it removed, and more importantly have the ducts sanitized.