Getting your ductwork cleaned should be done yearly to remove dust, mold, critters and the mess they can leave behind. Servicing your heating and cooling components along with ducts lengthens the life span of your HVAC system and improves the air quality you find in your home.
Normal use of a heating or cooling unit results in dust accumulation. If you don’t remove this dust periodically, then the particles will pass back into the home and cause a variety of health problems including sneezing, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, and even an increase in asthma attacks.
The Portland area gets plenty of moisture, and when this moisture is introduced into dusty and dirty ductwork, mold and bacteria can result. This mold can hamper the ability of your unit to work efficiently, and it can also pass into the air you breathe. Ingesting mold in this manner can lead to respiratory illness, allergies and asthma.
Bugs and critters that reside in Portland can enter into the ductwork of your home and leave behind nests and feces, and they will eventually multiply. Using an exterminator to get rid of these critters is a good idea but once they’re gone, they often leave behind a large mess that should be cleaned away to prevent anyone from breathing in these particles.
Contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for more information on how you can utilize their services and keep your ducts cleaner and healthier.