What do we mean by “ventilation ducts”?
There are many ventilation ducts in a house or in any building. Whether it’s your heating system, central air conditioning or ventilation ducts, all of these systems allow the air you breathe to move quickly throughout your home.
Why do we need to clean our ventilation ducts?
With the different seasons in Quebec, it is sometimes impossible to circulate the air properly for several months. The air that your family breathes is the one that circulates in the various ducts of your house: air exchanger, heating system, etc. It is very important to maintain a good level of cleanliness in your ducts in order to live in a healthy environment at all times. By reducing the dust in your ducts, you create a healthy and clean living environment. It also prevents the amount of dust that ends up on your furniture and surfaces in your living environment. In addition, air vents contain irritants and sometimes contaminants. Cleaning helps reduce traces of pollen, bacteria, mold, allergens and more. Regular cleaning also eliminates the presence of unpleasant odors. In addition, clean ducts promote good air circulation. This allows your heating or air conditioning systems to run less, saving you money!
It is even more important to consider vent cleaning under the following conditions:
• You have animals
• A family member has allergies or asthma
• You have a dry throat or itchy nose and/or eyes
• There is an accumulation of dirt on the vents.
• You have just moved into a new house.
• You notice an excessive accumulation of dust on your furniture
When should they be cleaned?
Cleaning of ventilation ducts should be carried out on average every five years. This recommendation is based on an average determined by cleaning specialists. Of course, various factors can affect the degree and frequency of maintenance required. For example, it is preferable to clean your appliances immediately after a major renovation that generates fine dust, even if the cleaning has already been carried out within the allotted time. For more personalized recommendations, you can contact a specialist.
How to do it ?
For most ducts, cleaning must be done with specialized equipment. Therefore, it is important to go to a specialist to clean all types of ventilation ducts. In addition, experts will not only be able to clean your ducts, but also inspect and decontaminate them. In this way, you will be serene to breathe better air.