How Often Should You Clean Your Ducts?
After a professional cleaning service, you shouldn’t need to worry about your air ducts for the next 3-5 years. This time period can be a bit lower in case you have pets that shed a lot, excessive carpeting or residents that are smokers. In such cases, you should get duct cleaning done every 2-3 years instead.
You could also consider cleaning your ducts when your instincts tell you it is logical to do so. Specifically, how often you should have your ducts cleaned depends on a wide range of factors, some of which include:
- Presence and number of pets in your house:
Pets shed fur and dander which might clog your ductwork system. That means you might need to clean your ducts more often.
- Presence and number of smokers in your house:
If any of your family members smokes cigarettes or uses tobacco, then your frequency of cleaning will be much higher.
- Whether this is a new home:
If you just moved into a new home, you do not know the previous owner’s lifestyle, including whether they had pets, were smokers, or even when last they cleaned the system. As such, having the ducts cleaned before or after you move in could be a great idea.
- How often your home is cleaned in general:
Stuffy and cluttered spaces that aren’t frequently cleaned accumulate lots of dust and other contaminants. Think about spaces in your house that you haven’t touched in a while like the basement area, the library corner, etc. The toxins in such places might escape into your ducts, and a professional cleaning schedule would do your home some much-needed good.
- Any renovations done lately?
Renovations come with lots of paintwork, sprays and possibly woodwork, which might leave toxins, contaminants and other debris in your ductwork. In that case, scheduling for duct cleaning services could seal the deal in having that perfect home with a new look, feel and easy-breathing atmosphere.
- Whether you have family members with allergies and other respiratory complications:
People with these conditions require extra care, and more effort is necessary in ensuring the air they breathe is clean. If their allergy seems worse inside the house than outside even after cleaning other surfaces, then it could be time to call your professional duct cleaning company.
You should also consider cleaning your ducts when in more extreme cases when:
- You notice a vermin infestation. For instance, insects or rodents playing through your ductwork.
- You suspect the ducts could be housing molds, bacteria and other microorganisms.
- You physically see the air supply registers emitting dust when air exits the vents. Check your air vent registers. Black debris on the outside may indicate that pollutants have been recycled through the system. A lot of dust while changing the system filters could also be an indication of a system due for cleaning.
If any of the above factors are true for your home, you can schedule a duct cleaning service with Entire Duct Cleaning by calling us at (416) 278-7661.
We are Entire Duct Cleaning and we are here to provide you with professional duct cleaning services. Our team of trained and skilled professionals make sure that the air you breath inside your homes and offices is clean and pollutant free. We provide duct cleaning services for residential and commercial properties to help eliminate irritants and allergens such as pollen, smoke, dust mites, bacteria, etc. We service Toronto & the GTA and all cities within a 50 km radius of Toronto including Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Oakville, Pickering, Ajax, Vaughan, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough.
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