When Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

photo of air duct that is not well maintained

Air ducts are perfect places for mold, vermin, and harmful substances to easily enter your home. If the air ducts are not routinely checked, cleaned, or maintained, it may lead to property damages and negative health effects.

Normally, air ducts that are in perfect condition only need to be cleaned every three to five years. Be wary of contractors who says otherwise; chances are, these contractors are scamming you for your money.

However, there are some cases in which your air ducts need to be cleaned ASAP.

Mold Infestation

Molds are a type of fungi that grow in dark, humid, and damp spaces; making your air ducts the perfect place for them to manifest. Small molds are not harmful to your health, but if they are not treated immediately, they are able to multiply and damage your health and property.

Mycotoxin is a harmful substance found on the surfaces of mold spores. When molds reproduce, they diffuse their spores into the air; allowing them to circulate inside your house. When inhaled excessively, these spores can trigger allergic reactions, asthma, and other diseases or infections that are found in the lungs and on the skin.

As for your property, molds are capable of destroying your walls, furniture, and floors, because they feed on any type of organic matter.

Vermin Infestation

When you start hearing sounds coming from your air ducts, chances are there is a living, breathing creature living in its metal walls. Critters such as mice, squirrels, and raccoons, are small enough to fit in your air ducts and may permanently make it their shelter.

Harmful Substances and Particles

During a home renovation project or your annual spring cleaning routine, tiny particles float to the surface and may end up getting stuck in your air duct. If these particles are not removed, it is possible that they will accumulate; resulting your air ducts to perform badly, and raising the chances of you inhaling them; resutling to respiratory failures.

If you are facing this dilemma, contact KW Construction & Restoration to recieve professional air duct cleanup. With our 25 years of experience, we know how to assess each project with precision and speed.

Some of our many services include mold remediation; for those nasty hard-to-reach molds, fire and water damage restoration, and construction and reconstruction, in the areas of Colorado Springs, and Leadville, Colorado.

Call us at: 719-301-3737 or visit our contact page here. Our workers are at the ready 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.