Indoor air pollution can cause big problems for home-owners, particularly if any members of the family suffer from asthma, allergies or respiratory agitation. This can often be caused by the air ducts in your home. Every home needs duct cleaning done by professionals, such as the experts at Duct Cleaning Melbourne, every three to five years not just only to boost air circulation but it also lower the concentration of microorganisms such as mold and bacteria.
Some older homes may not have had their air ducts cleaned out for a long period of time which can be the root of your problems, for others it’s because of lifestyle factors or perhaps something like a recent treatment by pesticides for some other problem.
Whatever the reason air ducts can be contaminated by debris, dirt and allergens and, if there is any moisture present they can also be contaminated by mold, the spores of which will be released into the living spaces within your home.
If you or any members of your family are having problems in this area you could always have your indoor air quality professionally assessed. The chances are that any problems will be pointed directly towards your air duct systems.
Before giving the go-ahead to any professional duct cleaning service you do need to be clear about one or two details.
* Check that you know which parts will be cleaned and which will not. Air duct systems come in many different sizes (as do houses), other variants include the accessibility of the system, the technology the company uses to clean air ducts, the levels of contamination within your home and even the climatic region in which you live.
* The price of the air duct cleaning service will vary according to the above factors. You can expect to pay anything from around $400 up to more than $2000 depending upon these things.
* Make sure that the air duct cleaning service takes care of all the individual components of your system. This should include the supply / return air ducts, grilles, registers, heat exchangers, diffusers, heating coils, cooling coils, fan motor, condensation drip pans, fan housing and the unit housing for the air handling. If just one of the above components is not cleaned properly, it can contaminate the whole system.
Other things you need to check is whether your chosen company uses sealants and chemical biocides – some companies will tell you that the use of these products can help to prevent the growth of mold and debris in the future. Be sure to educate yourself on the different products so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want them to be used in your home. For more information on duct (HVAC), click here.