You probably have heard the term air duct cleaning and are often seeing advertisements for this service – but do you truly know what an air duct cleaning entails?
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system consists of many different components: supply and return ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans, fan motors, and the air handler unit. Any one of these components can become contaminated if not properly maintained. Common contaminants include pollen, dust, pet dander, and moisture can lead to mold growth within the system. If you are looking to get your HVAC system cleaned, it is important to confirm with the air duct cleaning company that they will be cleaning all of the above listed components. If a company only cleans part of the system, risk of re contamination is present. It is also important to make sure the duct cleaning company is certified and licensed to perform such work.