Duct Cleaning is an important and often overlooked area of service. However, the duct systems in your home or business have a direct impact on air quality and on your health. Ducts that are not properly maintained can have a buildup of dirt, mold, or bacteria that are harmful to your environment. Several factors contribute to a high accumulation of debris in duct work:
- Smokers in the building
- Indoor pets
- Excessive dust
- Recent remodeling
It’s important to choose a licensed HVAC professional for duct cleaning, since ducts are directly connected to cooling and heating systems. Action’s technicians conduct an air quality analysis and perform a duct cleaning process that conforms to industry regulations, is safe and effective. We have experience with old and newer duct systems that require extensive cleaning and anti-moisture products to eliminate mold and debris. We also seal openings, such as valves, screens and grilles, to keep debris from contaminating ducts and circulating air.
Studies have shown that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times MORE polluted than outside air. Most disposable filters remove about 10% of these pollutants allowing 90% to enter the air system, even during the construction of a new home. The pollutants contain dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander and much more. These materials collect in the furnace, air conditioner and duct surfaces, just as they do on the furniture and floor surfaces. The furniture and floor are cleaned regularly but the duct surfaces are hidden from view and can only be reached by specialized duct cleaning equipment. These pollutants can migrate out into the room again, or become a food source for mold and bacteria, which can thrive in this dark comfortable environment from high humidity or moisture from the air conditioner or humidifiers. Biological growth can release mold spores or toxins into the air system.