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Improving Air Quality at Home

It is important to know how things in your home work, so that you are able to tell if they are in need of attention.  Some things will need to be serviced on a schedule, but air ducts can be tricky.  Because excessive amounts of dust can cause health problems, you should hire a professional to do annual maintenance.  For an appointment call the people of Magic Sweep Corporation today!

How do I know my air ducts need cleaning?

Have you heard? Ignoring your air ducts can result in respiratory difficulties. Call Magic Sweep today.

Have you heard? Ignoring your air ducts can result in respiratory difficulties. Call Magic Sweep today.

One of the main warning signs your air ducts need cleaning is when you see mold growing on the duct itself or any other part of your heating or cooling system.  Also, different types of rodents can house in the ducts, so you want to get them out.  Lastly, if your system has enough dust and debris collected where it is being released into the home, you will need to have that fixed.

What is air duct cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is a process that needs to be very thorough, so when you hire someone to do the job make sure they are qualified and will do the whole heating/cooling unit.  There are some chemical components under research, so make sure you talk this over with your technician before they use them.  During the initial inspection, they may determine that your air ducts are not in need of cleaning, however you should always have them checked.

How do you choose someone to clean your air ducts?

There are many ways to find someone, as with any other service.  You can look online, in the yellow pages, or ask family and friends.  Also, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) will have pointers for you.  A professional will do many of the following steps:

  • Open access doors to allow the whole system to be cleaned.
  • Inspect the entire system before working on it.
  • Use the proper combination of vacuums and brushes to clean.
  • Check for holes and make sure that if any are found they are properly insulated and sealed.
  • Follow industry standards for proper cleaning.

How do you protect your air ducts in the future?

  • Use high-efficiency air filters and change them regularly.
  • Seal off the supply and return registers during construction and do not run the heating/cooling unit until all dust is cleaned up.
  • Vacuum and dust your home often.
  • Know about your system.  For more information, click here.