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Air duct hygiene is still something professionals are discovering and experimenting with. Exactly how it can affect the air quality of a home is still somewhat unknown which makes it important to keep as clean as possible, as per standards set by the EPA. However, when you’re moving into a new home, you don’t always know the last time a duct cleaning took place. Even if you ask, it’s possible the kick up of debris can cause ducts to become dirty again.

Getting your ducts clean should be one of the first steps you take upon moving into your new home.

There’s a lot going on in your air ducts that you may be unaware of from dust build up, to mold growth, or even pests making a home in the spacious maze of ducts in your house. That’s why it’s important to at least inspect them for cleanliness and unwanted visitors.

Below are some of the top reasons to make sure your air ducts are cleaned and inspected regularly.


The most common contaminate in your air ducts are simple allergens. This can be a buildup of household dust, pet hair or dander, or pollen that gets inside. While it doesn’t seem like much, it will be noticed instantly by your visitors who have allergies or respiratory issues. Not only is it irritating, but it can also have long term effects on sensitive groups who breath it in too regularly.


A more serious issue is the possibility of mold building up in your air ducts. If you live in a particularly humid area, you may have condensation or moisture build up within your air system which, if left unchecked, can be a breeding ground for mold spores. It’s something to be on the lookout for during air duct inspections as we don’t often recognize mold and it can be very good at hiding. The mold can do a number on those with respiratory issues.


It’s not something anyone wants to think about, but air ducts can also be home to unwanted visitors. Plenty of insects can make a home in air ducts, polluting the air inside with their activity. Even worse, vermin such as rodents or small wildlife can make a home in your air ducts, bringing with them fur, dander, and their feces.

Related Questions

What does an air duct cleaning cost?

Depending on the size of the system it can range in price from around $500 to over $1,000. The price also varies by what they find in the ducts and how hard they will be to clean. However, most air duct cleaning companies have special offers, so don’t forget to ask.

Should I clean my ducts before moving out of my home?

If you’ve sold your home and are moving, it’s a good courtesy to clean your ducts before new homeowners come in and to make them aware of the state of the air duct system.

Talk to a professional about getting your air ducts cleaned in your new home or even running an inspection to check on their state.

Unique Air Duct Cleaning Livonia has been providing high quality air duct and dryer vent cleaning services to Michigan homes and businesses for over 25 years. We are family owned and operated and committed to excellent customer service. Our company has the specific knowledge, qualifications, and experience to ensure that the air ducts in your home are properly cleaned. Start maintaining the quality of air in your new home by contacting us today! Free Estimates and Special Offers available.