Dirty air ducts can wreak havoc on the quality of a home’s interior air, not to mention the health and wellness of those living inside the home. When the home’s HVAC ductwork is dirty, indoor air pollution increases and the family is more likely to suffer illnesses, asthma attacks, and other breathing-related complications.
If you are unsure whether or not you need air duct cleaning in Wilmington NC, here are the top three signs to look out for. If you find your home is exhibiting one or more of the following, then professional duct cleaning should be performed.
#1: Excessive Dust Accumulates (Even After Cleaning)
Dust is made up of tiny, microscopic particles that are invisible when airborne, but easily noticed when they settle on furnishings. If you find that your home is excessively dusty, even after cleaning it thoroughly, then the dust has to be coming from somewhere. In most cases, it is from the air ducts.
Over time, dust, dirt, and debris naturally accumulate in the ductwork. If the ducts aren’t cleaned regularly, then some of this dust and debris will be forced out of the vents every time the air conditioning or heat kicks on. This problem can be quickly remedied by hiring a professional duct cleaning company like Tidewater Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll thoroughly clean your ducts with our powerful vacuums and cleaning equipment.
#2: Mold Growth in Ducts
It is not uncommon for mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and other fungi to flourish in ductwork because the interior environment of the ductwork tends to have a high humidity level. Unfortunately, when they grow large enough, these dangerous particles can become airborne and make you and your family sick.
If you notice your family getting sick more frequently, or you notice signs of mold or mildew in or around your ducts, then you should contact a duct cleaning company right away. A professional duct cleaning company can completely remove the aggravating pollutants from your ducts while also sterilizing the ducts to help discourage future growth.
#3: Signs of a Rodent or Insect Infestation
A rodent and insect infestation inside of ductwork does not happen often, but it can occur. When it does, it can be very detrimental to your family’s health. Rodents and insects leave large amounts of droppings inside of the ducts and when air passes through the ductwork, it brings contaminants into the home that can cause all types of illnesses and breathing complications.
Tidewater can effectively remove all insect or rodent waste from your ducts and sterilize them to help ensure your home’s indoor air quality is healthy and clean. To help ensure that the infestation does not occur again, we recommend that you also contact a local pest control specialist.
Call Tidewater for Professional Air Duct Cleaning in Wilmington NC
If you notice any of the three previously listed signs of dirty ducts, call Tidewater Heating & Air Conditioning today. We provide professional air duct cleaning in Wilmington NC and the surrounding areas. One of our highly-trained technicians will conduct a thorough inspection and evaluation of your HVAC ductwork in order to determine the cause of your problems and then perform a complete cleaning and sanitization of your ducts. We are fully insured and experienced with all makes and models of heating and cooling systems and we specialize in delivering a quality job that’s done on time, every time. Call us today at 910-343-1234 for a free duct cleaning estimate.