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Should I Have my Air Ducts Cleaned?

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Should you pay for regular air duct cleaning?

Air duct cleaning has become a somewhat trendy topic as of late.  People are increasingly interested in clean living, and indoor air quality is certainly an important aspect of that.  Because of this, an entire industry has popped-up, practically overnight,  based on air duct cleaning and indoor air quality.  But the truth is, there is no research at present proving that routine duct cleaning improves the air quality or reduces dust in your home.  Contrary to what some may claim, duct cleaning is often not necessary or  recommended. If you replace your  filters at  the proper interval of every three months, then having your air ducts cleaned shouldn't be an issue.  In fact,  if your ducts have mold  or too much dust in them, then there is a bigger problem that needs to be addressed and you most probably should have it checked out by a professional.  It may be necessary to do this if your ducts have:

  • Visible mold growth
  • Ducts infested with vermin
  • Dirt/dust clogged ducts

Even under the above circumstances, be cautious before paying for duct cleaning.  The industry is rife with scams.  Use a reputable service provider that will fix the cause of your problem.  

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Morris / Ottawa provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

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