Although we might associate the thermostat and HVAC unit with the bulk of the AC system in our homes, we can overlook another important component: the ducts. Ducts are what carry the fresh, clean air throughout our home, and when they’re struggling, you and your family will notice the effects.
They, like other appliances and equipment, will clog and get dirty. But knowing when you need to do something about it isn’t always easy or clear. Don’t worry, though. The indoor air quality experts at Acree Plumbing & Air are here to help you, so you’ll know when you should have your ducts cleaned.
Unusually High Health Problems
One of the more immediate issues that dirty ducts cause is a higher number of health problems. The dirty air leads to respiratory conditions that wouldn’t usually occur at your home. An uptick in coughing, sneezing or other symptoms of allergies are good indicators that your ducts have been compromised.
If it’s the time of year when you and your family wouldn’t usually be experiencing these conditions but you’re dealing with them anyway, your ducts could be to blame.
Infestation of Vermin
It goes without saying, but pests aren’t welcome in your home, let alone the ducts where the air you breathe cycles through. When pests, vermin and other intruders have taken up residence in your ducts, you’ll probably encounter some irritating respiratory problems in addition to having an unwelcome visitor (or visitors).
When you suspect a vermin infestation is to blame, let a professional remove them and get your ducts back in working order. You never know what these pests are carrying, so it’s best to let an expert get rid of them.
After Home Projects
Remodels are exciting, and it’s a lot of fun to watch something you dreamed of come to life right in front of your eyes. But all of that work involves lots of wood-cutting, which means a lot of sawdust will settle in your ducts.
If you’ve just completed a remodel in your home, cleaning your ducts is a good idea, if only to flush the fresh sawdust out before it sticks around for too long.
When You Suspect or Identify Mold
Any time you think your home has begun to suffer from mold growth, it’s a good idea to get your ducts professionally cleaned. Mold tends to take root and spread when it finds a spot that is dark and damp, and your ducts fit the bill.
At the first sign of mold, we recommend putting in a call to an expert who will clean your ducts. You’d rather be safe than sorry, and letting mold stick around for too long is a bad idea.
Acree Plumbing & Air: Duct-Cleaning Experts in Tampa
Whether you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, you’re beginning to think about getting your ducts cleaned or you just want some more information, we’re here to help. Acree Plumbing & Air is made up of a team of trained experts who can help restore your home’s air back to the crisp and clean level you and your family deserve.
Give us a call at 800-937-6736 for more info!