You spend most of your time indoors, either at your home or at work. Do you know what you’re breathing?
Depending on how often you clean your ventilation and air duct systems, you’re inhaling a variety of dirt, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, bacteria, mold, and more. By maintaining your filters and getting professional air duct cleaning, you can breathe easy knowing that your air is clean.
The Importance of Duct Cleaning
We tend to blame our allergies on Austin’s pollen problem, but that same pollen may be circulating through your ducts– not to mention the mold and bacteria that trigger 1 in 4 people’s allergies.
In fact, indoor air can actually be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
Consider the last time you had to replace your vent filters. Unless those filters were pristine and clean, you already have a good idea of what’s in your air. While the filters themselves can help block larger particles, the ducts themselves are still carrying tiny bacteria, pollen, and more.
Thorough duct cleaning clears out any mold, dust, or other contaminants that have built up in your home. Plus, your fresh, clean air will not only improve your health but will also put less of a strain on your HVAC’s fans and filters. Plus, while it clears out allergens and pollutants, duct cleaning can also reduce lingering odors from food, pets, smoking, and anything else you don’t want to be smelling every day.
Long story short, duct cleaning is an essential part of maintaining any home or business.
When You Need Ducts & Ventilation Cleaned
Depending on the size of the building, we recommend professional duct cleaning every three to five years. However, since the air you breathe is pretty important, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for signs that you may need cleaning sooner.
Give us a call if you start to notice:
- Mold. Any mold in your home, especially near your AC, means there is mold in your air. Even if you manage to clear out visible mold or mildew in your home, there’s a good chance there’s more growing in ducts. If left alone, it’ll continue to grow and make it impossible to fully clean it out of your home.
- Visible Dust. Every building will have a little bit of dust, but if you’re cleaning and cleaning and still finding dust, there could be a problem. This is especially an issue in new buildings or homes with recent renovations, as all kinds of dust and dirt get sucked into your vent system.
- Inconsistent Airflow. Every vent should provide about the same airflow. If you’re noticing one room in particular that never seems to cool off or warm-up, it could be a blocked vent or some obstruction in the ducts themselves.
- Noises. If you’ve lived or worked in the building for a while, you’re probably familiar with most of the normal sounds various things make. If your vents begin making odd or new sounds, it could be due to something in your vents.
Not sure if it’s your ducts causing the problem? No worries! We’re experts in AC repair and maintenance as well, so we can thoroughly check your home to find and fix whatever you need.
How Duct Cleaning Works
Duct cleaning, to put it as simply as possible, is basically just vacuuming your duct and vent system.
Of course, it’s no ordinary vacuum. Our Rotobrush Brushbeast is the best air duct cleaner on the market, with 4 different vacuum motors, HEPA filtered suction, and double-lined hoses. All of this power helps us to clean up even the heaviest build-up, leaving your vents– and air– cleaner than ever.
Despite being the best tool available, the Brushbeast is only as effective as its handler. That’s why our duct cleaning technicians have plenty of training and years of experience in cleaning out a variety of air ducts in all shapes and sizes. If you’re curious about the process, feel free to ask any questions you may have during the cleaning process. We aim to not only solve your plumbing and duct problems but to help educate our clients to the best of our ability.