When you move into a new home, you probably want to clean it so you feel comfortable living in a place that has been lived in by strangers. Don't overlook cleaning the air ducts too. A residential air duct cleaning company can get all the dust and debris out of the ducts so you can feel good about the air quality in your new home. Here's why it's a good idea to have the ducts cleaned.
1. The Ducts Might Be Holding Odors
Even if the previous owners cleaned the home before putting it on the market, they may have overlooked the air ducts. If the home has an odor that you can't locate, it may be coming from the ducts. Even a mild odor of cigarette smoke or cooking spices may be detectable when air blows through the ducts and circulates the odors through your home.
In addition to cleaning out the ducts, the duct cleaning company can deodorize them to get rid of all the lingering odors from people who lived in the house before you.
2. There May Be Allergens In The Ducts
If you have allergies to dust or pet dander, you may want to clean the air ducts just to make sure they're not harboring allergens that make your symptoms worse when you're in your home. You may not know if the previous owners had pets or if they let dust and dust mites build up in the home.
When air ducts are cleaned, the contractor uses a whip or other device that knocks debris off of the sides of the ducts so everything can be sucked outdoors with a powerful vacuum. This eliminates dust, dust mites, pollen, pet hair, and other debris that could trigger your allergy symptoms.
3. The Ducts Might Be Unsanitary
You probably won't know much about the history of the home before you buy it. The seller may have spent a lot of time and money getting the home in good shape to put it on the market. It's possible the home was in disrepair before that. There might be mold growing in the ducts, rodent droppings from a rat infestation, or roach droppings and bodies from a previous roach problem.
The mold spores and bacteria in the ducts could spread through your home when you run the HVAC. In addition, the odor of rat urine and roaches could waft through your home off and on.
When a residential duct cleaning company cleans the ducts, they can also fog them to sanitize the ducts. Sanitizing involves killing mold and bacteria so you don't have to worry about germs spreading through your home from the ducts. For more information, contact a company like SE Cleaners LLC.