Important Tips for Inspecting your Air Ducts

Assessing you air ducts for traces of mold
Mold is typically found in areas where there is a lack of ventilation and an excess of moisture. Mold reproduces through tiny spores that cause it to grow when they land on wet surfaces. The problem that most homeowners run into is the collection of mold in their air ducts. These mold spores can enter your home through the air in your ducts. Homeowners should check for mold by inspecting the duct itself and taking a sample that can be tested by a lab. If mold is detected, the best solution is for homeowners to have their vents professionally cleaned to improve the quality of the air flow in their home and the efficiency of their air duct system.

The debris that collects in air ducts
It is not uncommon for air ducts to become contaminated with things such as dust, dust mites, pollen, and pet dander if they are not properly cleaned and maintained. These contaminants can accumulate debris and clogs over a period of time. These particles can pose a potential health risk if they enter your home through your polluted air vents, especially for those who suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies. Air duct cleaning can help to remove these contaminants.

What to do
The best tactic to remedy the situation is to hire a professional that knows where to look and what to look for in your air ducts. A professional will evaluate an air duct and make an assessment based on their findings.

Choosing the right professional
It is crucial that homeowners choose a trusted name when they are planning to have their air ducts cleaned. Our expert technicians at UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can provide an advanced “source-removal” duct cleaning, using high-velocity air hoses and a high-power HEPA-Aire vacuum to dislodge and eliminate debris. If needed, they will also clean your duct surfaces with an environmentally safe sanitizing agent.

For more information on our duct cleaning services, please visit https://ugihvac.com/healthyhome.php or call 877-844-4822.

Before:

Air duct before cleaning, with thick layer of dust

 

 

 

 

After:

Air duct after cleaning, dust and debris removed

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