Signs your Air Ducts Need Cleaning
Bridge City Duct Cleaning provides both Residential duct cleaning and commercial duct cleaning and furnace maintenance services. Our team is professionally trained, qualified, bonded, and factory-trained furnace & duct, cleaning technicians. In our latest article, we discuss the signs your air ducts need cleaning.
5 Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning
It is normal for the return registers to get dusty as dust-laden air is pulled through the grate. This does not indicate that your air ducts are contaminated with heavy deposits of dust or debris; the registers can be easily vacuumed or removed and cleaned; however, there are signs your air ducts need cleaning:
Dust and debris during start-up
One of the best ways to tell if your ducts need cleaning is to check how much dust and debris are blown out when starting your heating unit. In normal situations, air ducts do not release visible dust or debris when the heating and cooling system is switched on, and the air starts flowing through the ducts. Sometimes an accumulation of dust will make it seem like your ducts need to be cleaned, so be sure to perform this check only after a fresh filter has been installed. It’s important that your ducts be free of these substances as they can cause issues with energy efficiency and air quality throughout your home.
The appearance of mold is never a good sign. It could mean a number of issues with your ducts (including a moisture problem). It’s important to check for mold for a variety of reasons, most prominently, to protect your health. Mold can cause breathing and other health related problems. If you notice any mold in your ducts, call our duct cleaning service in Saskatoon immediately.
You notice rodents or insects
Wildlife in your ducts is a big problem. If you notice any signs that there might be an infestation in your ducts, it’s definitely time to have your air ducts cleaned by a professional. Look out for small scratches, insect husks and shells along with rodent droppings. All could be signs that you have a couple of unwanted house guests living in your vents.
The Presence of Carbon Monoxide
This is only applicable if you use a gas stove, furnace or fireplace. Because your ducts are connected to each and every room in the house, it’s important to ensure that there’s no gas trapped inside them. This could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. For this reason, it’s recommended that you have your heating system inspected at the beginning of every season.
Unpleasant Odor from Ducts
Another telltale sign of the presence of debris in the system and that you should conduct serious ventilation system cleaning is odor. If you experience an unpleasant smell in your home and can’t find the source, it could be emanating from the air duct system. You should get up close to all the air registers for a good sniff to verify these suspicions. You can also have a technician inspect the air ducts for anything that could be emitting the bad smell.
Take a look for these 5 signs that your air ducts need cleaning, and if you find the signs, then let our professional team of experts at Bridge City Duct Cleaning take care of your air duct cleaning to prevent damages to your air and your home.
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