Signs Your Air Duct Needs Maintenance
5 Signs Your Air Duct Needs Cleaning or Repair
Anyone who is a homeowner knows that home utilities can fall into disarray as time goes on. When it comes to air conditioning and ventilation, there are some signs that should tell one that the air ducts need some cleaning.
Mold and Dust Buildup
A major sign that the air duct in the household needs a cleaning is because of the presence of mold and mildew.
Over time lots of mold, mildew, fungus and other unhealthy substances can start to build up in the air ducts.
None of this is healthy for any home at all, so the problem to this would be to start spraying around and cleaning them. This will cut down on repair costs.
Mold is not the only problem, as dust buildup can also be problematic. If dust is blowing out of the air ducts on a constant basis, then it is also time to clean or repair it. Needless to say, some simple household products and cleaning can correct this problem with little cost.
Problems with People Breathing
In relation to mold and bust buildup, this problem can occur when occupants or visitors to the home find themselves having trouble breathing, or worsening any present respiratory problems.
Mold and dust buildup in the air ducts mean that someone will inevitably end up breathing that in, with or without being fully aware of it. This here would be even more reason to start cleaning up the ducts or getting them repaired altogether.
Reduction in Air Flow
A change in the quality and quantity of air blowing out of the air ducts should be another cause for concern when it comes to ventilation.
This can also relate to mold and dust, in that these substances can start to block airways and reduce the amount of air flow that blows out of the ducts.
As with the other problems some cleaning products and a scrub down could solve this mess quickly.
Pests can even be a serious problem and be a cause of bad air flow. Insects or rodents like mice or even rats can get caught up in the vents and nest there, which can also constrict air flow.
With this problem a simple cleaning may not be enough but resorting to hiring an exterminator or a professional duct cleaner to fix the problem may be necessary.
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