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How Ducts Become Dirty

Having clean ductwork is important for maintaining your indoor air quality, as well as keeping your heating and cooling system working at its best without undue strain on its components. Scheduling regular duct cleaning in Lake Worth, FL will help you get the most from your HVAC system and improve you and your family’s health.

To start down the road toward cleaner ducts, call professional duct cleaners like those at Envirotech Air Quality Services and schedule an appointment.

Wait… my ducts are dirty? How did that happen?

People are often confused about how ductwork becomes dirty. If their home is kept clean, they imagine that the ductwork will remain clean as well. Ductwork also contains filters that trap dust and dirt, and this would seem sufficient to prevent whatever dust there is in the house from entering the ducts.

However, ducts will become dirty with normal use, regardless of the cleanliness of a house. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners’ Association (NADCA), up to 40 lbs. of dust is created each year in the average six-room home just from everyday living. Additional factors such as residue from remodeling projects and household pets will contribute to the airborne pollutants in a home. No filter can prevent all of these contaminants from entering the ductwork. Because the ducts are sealed along their length to prevent a loss of air pressure, there is nowhere else for the dust and other debris to escape to—except back out the vents into your air, or into the cabinet of your HVAC system.

Since you do not see the inside of your ducts on a daily basis, you may not know about this large build-up of dirt. To check whether your ducts need cleaning, remove a vent cover and then use a handheld mirror to allow yourself to see down into the first length of the duct. You can also use a digital camera to take a snapshot inside. If you see a layer of dust over the interior lining, you need to schedule duct cleaning as soon as you can.

Call the NADCA-member Duct Cleaning Experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services

Anyone with a vacuum can claim to be a duct cleaner. But thorough, effective duct cleaning requires technical knowledge and high-end professional equipment such as a power vacuum and various agitators. To find a trustworthy contractor for duct cleaning in Lake Worth, FL, look for one who is a member of the NADCA. A member must have at least one certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist on staff, and must clean your ducts in accordance with NADCA standards and guidelines.

Envirotech Air Quality Services has a team of NADCA-certified specialists, as well as the years of experience necessary to give you the cleanest ductwork possible for high-quality air and low-stress heating and cooling.

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