Duct Cleaning Scarborough
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably spend a good amount of time in the cleaning and maintenance of your home. You remember to dust your furniture, vacuum and mop floors, clean the windows and doors and more. But do you give a second thought to your air ducts? When was the last time your home underwent duct cleaning? If your response to this question is 2 to 3 years ago or more, you should definitely consider getting those air ducts cleaned!
Ducts are an integral part of your heating, cooling and ventilation system. Abbreviated as HVAC, this is a network of pathways that circulates warm or cold air within your home. It’s mainly responsible for regulating your homes temperature.
What many of us don’t realize, is that the efficiency of this system is directly related to the cleanliness of your ductwork. If your homes air ducts are clogged with dust and debris, they’ll impede the free flow of warm or cold air and the HVAC system will circulate polluted air within your home.
The good news is, you can prevent all of this by enlisting the services of a professional duct cleaning company! At Entire Duct Cleaning, we’ve been providing high-quality duct cleaning services to Scarborough residents for years. Not only Scarborough, but we provide duct cleaning services to all cities falling within a 60 in radius of Toronto. We work with a team of trained and skilled professionals to meet our clients’ needs and do the job well.
Duct Cleaning and Personal Health
It’s easy to neglect cleaning air ducts because they’re not plainly visible. However, it’s important that you prioritize your duct cleaning session, especially if you haven’t cleaned your ductwork for a couple of years.
One of the reasons why we emphasize on duct cleaning so much, is because it plays a key role in your health and wellbeing. Contaminated ductwork results in the transportation and distribution of polluted air throughout your home. And such low-quality indoor air poses a major health risk.
The effects of indoor air pollution vary from short-term problems such as throat and eye irritation and allergies to more severe long-term issues like respiratory diseases. It’s worse for residents who already have breathing problems like asthma. In such cases, asthma sufferers are more likely to have an asthma attack indoors than in an outdoor environment.
It Is Not a Frequent Task
When and how often should you get your ducts cleaned? If you have pets, a lot of carpeting or smokers residing in the home, it’s recommended to get it done once every 2-3 years. Otherwise, you should get it done once every 3-4 years
So you shouldn’t neglect duct cleaning because it’s an activity that doesn’t even need to be done that frequently.
While the frequency of cleaning may change depending on your geographical location, three years is a really long grace period. That being said, there are a couple of situations that warrant a duct cleaning process even if it hasn’t been 3 years since your last service. Here are some other factors to consider:
After a Renovation
Renovations, painting, drilling, and other remodeling activities are bound to stir up dust and other contaminants. Regardless of how careful you are, some pollutants will likely find their way to the air ducts. So it’s a good idea to schedule a duct cleaning session immediately after your renovation project.
After a Relocation
If you just moved into a new home, you don’t know the last time the ductwork was cleaned. The previous owners and realtor might assured you that the ducts and HVAC system are in pristine condition. But you should still have the units professionally inspected to be sure. You’re also unaware of the lifestyle of the previous owners. They might have been smokers or pet owners, both of which increase the level of contamination in the ducts.
Depending on the amount of money you paid for the house, you might not want to shell out more money for cleaning the air ducts. But it’s important that you do. Think of professional duct cleaning services as a long-term investment. Unless you undertake a remodeling project, you won’t have to think about your ductwork for the next couple of years.
If you or a family member is experiencing allergies or other health issues that just don’t go away, they could be caused by inhalation of indoor pollutants. In such a situation, you should have your ductwork inspected. Chances are, they’re clogged with dirt and debris, which is then being circulated throughout your home.
It’s important to note that you’re not likely to see pests roaming freely in your home unless there’s a severe infestation. So if you’ve spotted one or two mice or small insects scurry across the kitchen every time you walk in, it’s time to call for a check up. When inspecting your house for pests, you shouldn’t focus on only the animals. You should look for other signs of an infestation as well. For instance, if you notice multiple rat droppings, nesting material and walls that have been chewed through, there’s a good chance that rodents have taken up residence in your air ducts and HVAC system.
If you suspect or notice molds in your ductwork, your best course of action is to have these areas cleaned. Often, it’s not easy to spot mold within the home. So a better approach is to keep an eye out for the health problems that could result from mold exposure.
Some individuals are very sensitive to molds, and they’ll start displaying symptoms the minute they’re exposed. These symptoms include nasal stiffness, eye and throat irritations, coughing and wheezing.
These aren’t the only factors that warrant a professional duct cleaning service. Others include:
● You live in an older home, which may not have had the ducts cleaned in a long time
● You have pets
● You have someone with a respiratory illness living in your home. Such people require extra care so air they breathe should be very clean
● You have allergies or are living with someone who has
● You’re allergic to dust
● You have a smoker at home. The smoke from eventually finds its way to the ducts and will linger around or stick to the sides.
Signs You Need Air Duct Cleaning
You don’t have to wait until you’re negatively affected to know that your duct work needs cleaning. Ideally, you should conduct an inspection to determine the condition of the air ducts on a regular basis. Some things that you should look out for during the inspection are:
● Visible dust in the air ducts
● An increase of dust in your house
● Dust visible around the registers
Why Is Duct Cleaning Important?
Creates a cleaner environment
Having the ducts cleaned ultimately reduces the amount of dust within your home. The dirt which would have accumulated on your floors, furniture, and bedding is significantly reduced. This means you don’t need to spend as much time or effort to keep your home clean.
Preventing health problems
Dirty air ducts create the perfect environment for bacteria, mold, fungi, and other disease-causing organisms to thrive. Even though we can all get affected by indoor air pollutants, children are the most vulnerable as their immune systems aren’t fully developed. Keep your toddlers safe from diseases by maintaining a clean ducts.
Getting rid of unpleasant smells
Stale smells emanating from air ducts could be caused by a number of things. These include tobacco smoke, paint fumes, cleaning agents, and cooking methods like grilling. When dust and debris builds up over a prolonged period, they develop into a moldy substance with an unpleasant smell, and anytime you turn on the AC, this musty smell is distributed throughout your home. Want your home to start smelling great as it used to? Try cleaning the air ducts and you’ll notice a huge difference.
Enhanced air circulation
An air duct that has not been cleaned for a very long time will have pests, mold, and debris building up. All these elements influence the quality of air that gets distributed to every corner of your home. Cleaning your ductwork can help with that.
Duct Maintenance after Cleaning
Duct cleaning is only half the battle. The other half is to keep your ductwork in pristine condition. This way, it can last a longer time period before requiring another cleaning service.
The best way to go about this is to clean your air ducts whenever the need arises. For instance, if you’re carrying out a renovation, have your ducts cleaned once the project is complete.
For maintenance purposes, you may have to keep an eye on the filter. If it becomes clogged, it should be replaced with another one as soon as possible.
The quality of indoor air is vital not only for your health and wellbeing but also that of your family. This is why at Entire Duct Cleaning, we use industry-leading technology to clean and keep your air ducts in good working condition.
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.
We take great pride in our craft! Therefore, our highly experienced team uses specialized machines and tools to do a professional job! We are always striving to give our customers the best experience and are here to answer all your queries. You can contact us at (416) 278-7661 or fill in the form below for more information and to get a price quote.
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