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Is Duct Cleaning a Waste of Money?

Think duct cleaning is a waste of money? Think again. Learn why professional duct cleaning is important to the health and safety of your friends and family.

Air duct cleaning is vital to the cleanliness of the air you breathe in your home or office. Investing in regular air duct cleaning services reduces indoor allergens like dust, pollen and pet dander and prevents the possible spread of mold.

Read on to find out why it’s so important to keep your ducts clean, how often you should get them cleaned, and what happens if you don’t.

Why Duct Cleaning Is Important

The ductwork in your heating and cooling system (furnace/air conditioner) constantly collects dirt, dust and dander while idle and while in operation. This means when you turn your system on, those particles can spread around your home or business and eventually impact the health and safety of your home’s occupants or your business’s employees.

Rainbow International provides commercial and residential duct cleaning services that quickly improve the quality your indoor air. Our expert technicians start with a full duct inspection and then clean with the most advanced tools and equipment in the industry. All cleaning services customized to your project.

How Often Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

We highly recommend getting your vents cleaned every two to three years. If the residents of your home are young children, adults who stay at or work from home, elderly family members or individuals with allergies, asthma or chronic illnesses, we recommend a more regular cleaning of every year to keep these at-risk individuals safe and free of allergens, dirt, and debris.

What Happens if You Don’t Clean Air Ducts

If you choose to not clean your air ducts, air quality will reduce over time as debris collects in your duct system. There are a variety of items that can begin to grow in your ducts and create safety risks for your family and home. Here are some of the side effects of not cleaning your vents:

  • Mold spore development
  • Fungus growth
  • Asthma, sickness or cold induction
  • Pet smells from dander and fur
  • More allergy symptoms
  • Musty odor development
  • More frequent dusting

How to Tell If You Need Your Ducts Cleaned

Unsure if you need your ducts cleaned? Here are some signs you should have your ducts professionally cleaned sooner rather than later:

  • Discovering Mold
    If you spot mold in or near your air ducts, you should immediately get your ducts cleaned to keep your home safe. The professionals at Rainbow International can provide both mold remediation and duct cleaning services.
  • Discovering Pests
    If you find pests inside your home, chances are they are using your duct system to get around. Air duct cleaning can eliminate the organic matter that pests leave behind.
  • Dust and Debris
    If you find yourself constantly dusting your home, the buildup of dust and debris in your ducts could be to blame. Finding dust and debris everywhere is a sign your ducts could use a cleaning sooner than later.
  • Pets
    The more pets you have, the more dander and fur in your home. Your duct system draws this dander and fur, spreading germs, allergens and smells while idle or with each use of your heater or air conditioner.  

Trust Rainbow Professional Air Duct Cleaning

The professional technicians at your local Rainbow International provide air duct cleaning services that improve the cleanliness of the air you breathe. Request an appointment online or call (855) 724-6269 to get started today.

It isn't just your air vent that needs cleaning. Your dryer vent needs attention, too! Learn how to clean your dryer with these tips from Mr. Appliance. Like Rainbow International, Mr. Appliance is a part of the Neighborly® community of trusted home service brands.