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It’s an established fact and one that has been acknowledged by many that indoor pollution is a serious threat to public health. It is also known that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, indoor allergens and irritants can play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks, among other health issues.

And don’t be surprised, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) indoor air pollution is the 8th most important risk factor and responsible for 2.7% of the global burden of disease - from pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease and lung cancer to migranes, and debilitating headaches.

 

FAQs

What is Air Duct Cleaning

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.

 

Why is it Important to Clean My Air Ducts

The EPA says if not properly installed, maintained, and operated, components of forced air systems may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. When moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth, mold, increases and spores from such growth may be released into the home's living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.

 

Why Dryer Vent Fires Occur?

In today's homes, dryer vents tend to be vented longer distances, creating more places for lint to gather. Although dryers are equipped with lint traps, a significant amount of lint is not caught by the trap, and instead, builds up inside the dryer. In addition to creating a fire hazard, if your dryer vent duct is too long or has too many bends, it will cause your dryer to take much longer than necessary to dry loads, using more energy and electricity. Finally, inadequate clearance space between the dryer and the wall can cause the dryer to work inefficiently.

 

Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important

According to the Fire Department, your dryer vent exhaust duct should be professionally cleaned once to twice a year. Not only does dryer vent cleaning help ensure the safety of your family and your home, but economically, dryer vent cleaning can result in improved efficiency of the dryer. This improved efficiency helps cut down on the cost and energy spent operating the dryer, perhaps extending the dryer's useful life.

 

* For more information on having the air ducts in your home cleaned, please go to the EPA website.
http://www.epa.gov/

An Unfortunate Truth

Six out of 10 homes are “sick”, meaning they are hazardous to your health as a result of airborne contaminants

- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)