The Importance of Duct Cleaning in Your Home

The Importance of Duct Cleaning in Your Home

You may not know it, but there could be millions of uninvited guests in your home at this very moment. In addition, these guests can cause you and your family a host of problems. You can’t see these tiny creatures and other things because they are hidden inside the air ducts of your home HVAC system. However, you can get rid of them with professional duct cleaning services.

Who are These Unwelcome Guests?

Some of the guests inside your duct pipes are dust and dirt. However, within the dirt and dust, can live other things, such as:

 * Mold – the slightly moist and dark region is a perfect condition for mold spores to live and breed

 * Dust mites – they are too small to see, but tiny creatures called dust mites are in your home and can be inside of your ductwork. Dust mites eat skin cells you shed and many people are allergic to them. These mites can cause sneezing, coughing, and a host of allergic reactions, when they get into your nasal passage.

 * Bacteria

 * Viruses

 * Pet hair and dander – if anyone in the home is allergic to pet dander, cleaning the carpeting and furniture may not help if dander is inside of the air ducts.

 * Insects – when ducts are not properly sealed the tiniest of spaces can allow insects to enter. Some insects like spiders may build homes and over time this can restrict or block airflow, causing your heating or cooling system to become less efficient.

 * Rodents – it’s possible for mice to get inside some air ducts. Mice droppings can carry a number of contaminants which get into the air every time the HVAC blower motor comes on. This can make people in the home feel very sick.

How To Get Rid of These Guests

You can try to clean your own ducts, but it will not do much good. Cleaning requires specialized equipment to get behind walls and underneath floors. This is why you should call your heating and cooling company for professional air duct cleaning services. They have all the right tools and it will not take long to completely clean and sanitize all the ducts in your home.

While your ducts are being cleaned, the technician will inspect them to see if they have leaks. These leaks can be repaired and this will make your cooling and heating more efficient because you will not be losing heated or cooled air from the ducts. In addition, sealed ducts will keep out unwelcome guests like rodents and insects. Your entire home will not only smell much better, but the air will be safer to breathe, after professional duct cleaning.

Eck Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers affordable and reliable air duct cleaning services for your home or business. To find out more about the many services we offer the Chicago area, visit our website today at or you can also follow them on Twitter.

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