The Benefits of Duct Cleaning

The air in your home is a complex mixture of many different gases and particles. Some of these pollutants can cause allergies, illness and respiratory distress. Others are simply part of everyday life, such as dust, pet dander and cooking fumes. Getting rid of these pollutants is one reason to clean your Saskatoon ductwork. Having dirty ducts can also reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, leading to higher energy bills and possible damage. Fortunately, the professionals at McIvor Power Vac can fix these problems for a very low cost.

Often, the dust in your ductwork is just as dirty as the rest of your home. It consists of a variety of particles, including household dust, mold spores and pollen, as well as hair and fur from pets. In addition, a build-up of dust can lead to your air filters becoming clogged faster, making it necessary to change them more frequently. A professional duct cleaning company can remove the dust in your ducts and help ensure that they are properly sealed and insulated to prevent more pollutants from entering your living spaces.

Dirty ducts can also emit foul, persistent smells that don’t go away, even after opening windows or using air fresheners. Such odors can be caused by a variety of factors, including paint fumes, tobacco smoke, cleaning agents and mildew. In some cases, ducts may become infested with rodent droppings or other vermin. These creatures, along with their feces and decomposing bodies, can emit horrible odors. Duct cleaning can remove these odors and help restore fresh air to your living space.

In addition to odors, dirty Saskatoon duct cleaning can lead to an increased need for filter changes and other maintenance issues in your heating and cooling system. A professional duct cleaning company can inspect your ductwork and clean any parts of the system that are accessible, such as the heat exchangers, cooling coils and fan motors. This can help keep your unit working efficiently and extend its lifespan.

Despite these benefits, little research has been done to determine whether or not duct cleaning actually improves indoor air quality. Most government studies and health professionals stop short of recommending against it, but they don’t necessarily endorse it as a routine measure, either. If you decide to hire a duct cleaning service, look for those who are NADCA certified and have testimonials, credentials, online reviews and a local address and telephone number. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau to see whether the business has been rated. If not, you may want to consider looking for a new service provider. If you do choose to use a service, be sure the professionals take the time to seal the vents and to protect your carpeting and furniture from the vacuum hoses and brushes. They should also thoroughly explain what they are doing and answer any questions that you might have. If they fail to do this, it may be best to end the relationship.