When you live in a hot and humid climate like Fernandina Beach, you’ll see changes in your home people in cooler, drier climates wouldn’t expect. High humidity is an invitation for insects and provides the ideal environment for mold growth and home odors.
When you go indoors to escape undesirable weather outside, you’d like to think your indoor air is safe and healthy to breathe. After all, your central air conditioner is there to help combat high humidity. However, inside your air ducts is a whole different world.
If you have questions about the benefits of air duct cleaning or are ready to get your home’s air ducts squeaky clean, call First Coast Home Pros at (904) 383-7721 or text (904) 712-2674. Our experienced team of technicians provides answers to the most common inquiries about air duct cleaning.
Eliminating Mold in Ductwork
Ductwork is a series of narrow spaces with near-continuous airflow, bringing allergens, dirt, and contaminants with it. Over time, those cling to the inside of your air ducts leading to a build-up of, what is best referred to as, gunk.
If you remove your air registers and can see mold growing in your ducts, call First Coast Home Pros right away. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends having air ducts cleaned if there is mold in your ducts or HVAC system. You’ll still need to find the source of the mold growth to help prevent it from growing back, but removing it from your ductwork quickly is necessary.
The health effects of breathing in mold include sore throat, stuffy nose, rash, burning eyes, and respiratory problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you have mold in your air ducts, do not delay getting them cleaned.
Get Relief from Allergies with a Professional Air Duct Cleaning
Every time air circulates through your home’s ductwork, it grabs with it a bit of the substances lining the inside of the ducts and blows it back out through your registers. For family members suffering from allergies, this can make life more miserable.
Pollen, dander, pet hair, dust mites, chemical residue, and insects are common allergens found in air ducts. Having your air ducts cleaned can help alleviate some of the worst allergy triggers and symptoms.
Want to Cut Down on Dusting?
Many homeowners are concerned that their air registers are coated in dust and how that can result in the dust blowing out of their air ducts. If that’s the case in your home, it is definitely time to have the air ducts cleaned. There is so much dirt and dust built-up in the ductwork that it’s run out of places to go and large chunks of it are blowing back into your home.
As a bonus, having your air ducts cleaned can cut down on the dust within your home. That may mean dusting less often!
Air Vent Cleaning Can Cut Back on Pet Hair
If you have pets, you know they can be hairy beasts. Not only can clumps and balls of hair roll across your floor from time to time, but loose pet hair floats around in the air, clinging to everything. That includes the inside of your air ducts. Layers upon layers of pet hair can negatively affect your HVAC system. When you have pets, it’s important to keep the inside of your air ducts clean.
Cleaning Your Air Ducts Can Help You See Hidden Hazards
If your home is currently or was previously occupied by a smoker, air duct cleaning can help pull out lingering toxins and smells.
If your home has experienced any water breaches or water damage, you know that can be a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Ongoing dampness and standing water, particularly when paired with humid climates, can be a health hazard. Once you’ve cleaned the dirt, mold, and damage you can see, be sure to address that which you cannot see buried in your ductwork.
Start Fresh in a New Home with an Air Duct Cleaning
If you’ve recently moved into your home and don’t know when the previous owners last had the duct cleaned (or if they ever did), you can eliminate years — even decades — of dirt, dust, allergens, and potentially harmful substances.
If you live in a newly constructed home, or if you have recently completed construction or remodeling work, air duct cleaning is a must. Construction kicks up a lot of dirt and dust that you don’t want circulating through your home’s air for years.
Cleaning Up Your Ducts After an Infestation
If you’ve had to call an exterminator for a rat, mouse, insect, or other pest infestation, you’ll need to have your air ducts cleaned as well. Once the source of entry for pests has been cut off, don’t leave their dander, urine, droppings, and remains behind.
Breathing in rodent droppings can be hazardous to your health, according to the Florida Department of Health. Having your air ducts cleaned can prevent that from happening.
Schedule Air Duct Cleaning Service for Your Fernandina Beach Home Today
Call First Coast Home Pros at (904) 383-7721 or text (904) 712-2674 for a free estimate or to schedule your air duct cleaning service. Experts recommend you have your air ducts cleaned when you move into a new home, after remodeling, after a rodent or insect infestation, if mold is found, or every five to 10 years.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to breathe easier in your own home.