When cleaning your home you wipe down the counters, vacuum the carpets, clean the toilet, and dust. You dust everything. For many people, keeping up with the dust that builds up on shelves, window sills, and mantles seems impossible. It turns out; this might mean that you are completely overlooking another cleaning duty. Your air ducts need to be cleaned too. This, unfortunately, is no small task, so you may be wondering just how often it needs to be done. The answer to that question depends on a number of factors, but the easiest way to determine when you should have your ducts cleaned is by looking for the signs.
See the Signs
If you or your family are experiencing any symptoms of a mold infestation, that could mean it’s time to clean your air ducts. First you should search for any sign of mold elsewhere in your home, but if you cannot find any trace of mold, it might be in your air ducts. If this is the case, it is time to have your ducts cleaned. Mold spores in the air can be a major health concern, so if you think there is mold in your air ducts; don’t delay getting your ducts cleaned. Infestations are another sign that it’s time for an air duct cleaning. Mice and insects leave behind droppings and other debris in your ductwork. Take care of those unsanitary conditions with a good air duct cleaning. The final, less concerning sign that you might need your air ducts cleaned is simple: dust. If dust is building up in your home, especially around your vents and air returns and dust is puffing out of your vents, you should schedule an air duct cleaning.
Know the Factors
Typically HVAC professionals suggest that you get your ducts cleaned every three to five years, but that suggestion varies a lot depending on several factors. If you your home was built recently, you should have your air ducts cleaned before you move in. All of the saw dust and other debris from construction build up in the vents, and if you don’t have them cleaned, that debris will circulate throughout your home. Duct cleaning after completing a home renovation project is another great idea for the same reasons. After moving into a previously owned home, cleaning out the vents and eliminating any debris left behind by the previous owner is a smart move. Shedding pets are another reason you might need to clean your ducts more frequently. The fur and dander collect in the air ducts and circulate throughout the home. Asthma and allergy sufferers benefit even more from frequent air duct cleanings, so if you or someone you love has one of those conditions, consider more frequent cleanings.
TNT Cleaning Company
At TNT Cleaning Company, we’re your one stop shop for cleaning house. We clean carpets, rugs, fabric and upholstery, air ducts, and so much more. Our certified technicians will thoroughly clean your air ducts to help you breath better, healthier air. Give us a call today and schedule your cleaning!