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It’s easy to take your home’s air ducts for granted. After all, they are part of your home’s infrastructure that you rarely see. Like many important elements of a house, they are not meant to be seen but are still essential to the smooth and safe operation of vital systems. Air ducts are similar to pipes, they just transmit air instead of water.

Just like pipes need maintenance to keep them from clogging, air ducts need cleaning to keep them from clogging your home with dirty, allergenic particles.

Did you know that all the air in your home recirculates through the duct system several times each day? When ducts are left to collect dirt, dust and allergenics, they continually recirculate these particles throughout the home, creating a vicious cycle where unhealthy air continually flows through the duct system, becoming dirtier each time.

Clean ducts allow the air to circulate evenly and smoothly, providing consistent temperatures and efficient operation of heating and cooling systems. Dirty ducts impede air flow and make HVAC systems work harder, increasing utility costs.

Air duct cleaning removes the dust and contaminants that are cycling through the duct-work. This cleaning includes the supply and return ducts and the registers and diffusers in each room. Duct cleaners use special vacuums to suck up all dust and dirt, so clean air can circulate throughout the home.

Cleaning your air ducts comes with many benefits, including the following:

• Cleaner living environment
• Reduced allergens and irritants
• Helps people breathe easier
• Removes unpleasant odors
• Improves air flow efficiency

Cleaner Living Environment

When air ducts are dirty, dust and other irritants are distributed throughout the house whenever the air conditioning or heating run. This leads to your family being trapped in a dirty air environment during the winter and summer months when the windows are rarely opened. Irritants land on furniture, bedding and floors.

Air duct cleaning removes the particles that harm human health and reduce the amount of dusting and cleaning needed to keep your home hygienic.

Reduces Allergens and Irritants

Dirty air ducts recirculate a lot more than common household dust. Unhealthy contaminants and micro-organisms also pollute the home, including the following:

• Pet dander
• Bacteria
• Pollen
• Mildew
• Mold spores

Air duct cleaning is particularly important when household members suffer from allergies or asthma. The irritants in the air exacerbate these conditions. Periodic air duct cleaning helps keep symptoms at bay.

Helps Everyone Breathe Easier

Clean air is important even if no one in your household suffers from a respiratory condition. Even the fittest triathlete is affected by dust and irritants. When irritants enter the nose, lungs and throat, they cause sore throats, sneezing and coughing. Sinus and bronchial congestion may result, which increases the likelihood of catching a cold. Air duct cleaning keeps people healthy and feeling their best.

Removes Unpleasant Smells and Odors

No one wants to live in a home with unpleasant odors. Unfortunately, human activity inevitably causes airborne odors, which are then recirculated through the air ducts. This leads to a persistent bad small that permeates the house. Odors from pets, cleaning solutions, paint, mold, tobacco and cooking combine together to create a stale odor throughout the house. When these smells spread throughout the air duct system, the odors are pushed into the living space every time the air conditioning or heat runs. The only way to stop this circular process is with a professional air duct cleaning that eliminates odor trapping particles.

Improves Air Flow Efficiency

No one likes high utility bills. Dirty duct-work contributes to rising utility costs in the same way a dirty furnace does. When a dirty furnace runs, it must push air through walls of dirt and dust, which requires more energy. It’s important to remember that the furnace is also obliged to push air through the duct-work system. When that system is clogged with dust, dirt and other particles, the furnace must also work harder to force air out of the ducts and into living spaces. Duct-work cleaning reduces utility bills and is also good for the environment.

Air duct cleaning creates a healthy, pleasant environment free or irritants and odors that are recirculated through dirty air ducts. Before and after pictures show the different between dirty and clean air ducts. When looking at the pictures of the dirty air ducts, it becomes apparent that, if your ducts are dirty, your family is breathing the dirty particles pictured, leading to ill health and discomfort. A regular air duct cleaning schedule keeps your home hygienic and smelling fresh.

Unique Air Duct Cleaning has provided superior air duct cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning services to the Metro Detroit area for over 25 years. We are licensed and insured home and business cleaning specialists with a wide range of services. Call today for a Free Estimate!