Common Reasons that your HVAC Ducts Need Cleaning

During a duct cleaning service call, Air Care cleans and sanitizes your ducts with specialized equipment. We then apply a biocide that inhibits any contaminant growth for up to 6 months.

You should consider having your air ducts in your home cleaned if:

  • Mold Growth – Mold growth inside a home is not normal, and the source of the moisture must be stopped to prevent the growth. A sour smell could also indicate mold growth.
  • Ducts are Infested with Pests – Roaches, rats and other pests inhabiting ductwork can cause the spread of disease causing bacteria and irritants to spread throughout your home.
  • Ducts are Clogged – It takes a significant amount of debris to clog a duct, but it has been known to happen. Ductwork that is damaged should be immediately be repaired or replaced.
  • Personal Preference – You may want to have your air ducts cleaned just because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should be occasionally cleaned.

If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced. Whether or not you decide to have the air ducts in your home cleaned, preventing water and dirt from entering the system is the most effective way to prevent contamination.