April 25, 2024

How Duct Cleaning Can Boost the Health & Hygiene of Your Home

When you think of upgrades you can make to your home, you might first think about aesthetic improvements and renovations. Rarely might you pay any mind to how you could potentially also upgrade things like the hygiene and air quality of your home. 

There is arguably no better way to upgrade the health of your home than duct cleaning. This article will take a look at some of the ways professional duct cleaning can boost the health and hygiene of your home. 

Reduce Cleaning Time

The cleanliness of your home is a pretty good indicator of its overall hygiene. Even if you dust, vacuum and clean regularly, a duct system that is backed up with particles and debris will lead to rapid accumulation of these substances on surfaces regardless of how often you clean.

Duct cleaning is a great way to cut down the time you spend cleaning your home. By clearing out the backed up dust and particles trapped in your duct system, you’ll no longer need to spend as much time dusting surfaces and will be able to control dust build-up in your home more easily. 

Eliminate Odours

It can feel quite maddening when a specific room in your home has a certain “smell” but no clear signs of where the odour itself is emanating from. Mystery odours in your home can actually be an indication that it’s time to organise duct cleaning.

Odours are usually caused by contaminants such as cooking oils, pet hair and mould accumulating throughout the ducts in your home. The contaminants are likely to settle in one or more rooms of your house due to the way your duct system circulates air, producing a musty and off-putting aroma. 

A thorough duct cleaning will easily eliminate the source of these odours so you can get back to enjoying spending time in your home rather than going through the frustrating ordeal of hunting for the source of an invisible smell. 

Reduce the Severity of Allergies

For people who suffer from chronic conditions such as asthma or seasonal allergies, contaminated air that is being recirculated throughout a building is likely to cause a flare up. Duct cleaning has been shown to dramatically reduce the onset of and severity of asthma symptoms. A thorough duct clean can also help to reduce the symptoms of other mild respiratory illnesses, as well as decreasing the level of irritants in the air that typically trigger those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Ducts that are poorly maintained are more likely to harbour airborne pathogens. When circulated throughout the air, these pathogens can increase the likelihood that you’ll fall ill. Poor indoor air quality is a leading cause of increased illness as well as flare ups in mild respiratory conditions such as asthma. Duct cleaning is an easy way to eliminate these pathogens and any other bacteria, helping to instantly improve the indoor air quality of your home and secure your health in the process. 

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