If you own a home or rental property in Vancouver, it’s absolutely critical to occasionally hire air duct cleaning services. Your ducts are easy to overlook, since they’re “out of sight, out of mind” but over time they can accumulate a lot of dirt, debris, and other materials you really don’t want in your home.
They can even become a genuine health hazard. Dirty ducts can easily become home to pest animals like roaches, rats, or mice, whose droppings are toxic. They can also potentially develop mold or mildew, which are likewise dangerous.
If you haven’t had air duct cleaning services in Vancouver lately, here are some signs that you should make an appointment.
Four Signs You Need Air Duct Cleaning Services
1 – Visible dirt around your air vents
Once a duct gets dirty enough, it’s going to start adding that dirt back into your building’s atmosphere. This is most easily seen around the vents, where you’ll get a lot of dust buildup even if you clean regularly. Of course, that’s just what gets trapped near the vent – you’re breathing the rest of the dust.
2 – ANY signs of infestation
When it comes to roaches, mice, or other pests, the rule of thumb is that for everyone you see, there are several more in hiding. If you see anything that gives you reason to think there are pests in your ducts, have them cleaned immediately. This includes seeing the pest itself, as well as any secondary signs such as droppings, hearing noises from the ductwork, or finding chewed-on items near the vents.
3 – Your HVAC system isn’t working as well as it should
If your ducts are clogged up, that’s going to have a direct impact on the building’s HVAC system. You won’t get as much airflow, heating/cooling won’t be as effective, and the HVAC unit(s) themselves are probably being overworked as well. This is actually one of the main causes of heating/cooling problems.
4 – It’s been over five years since the last cleaning
In general, you should hire air duct cleaning services around every 3-5 years. Dryer Ducts annually. If it’s been longer than that, you can pretty much assume your ducts are dirty and need to be cleaned out.
Vancouver Dryer Duct & Air Duct Cleaning Services
MAS Duct Cleaning Services is Vancouver’s premier provider of air duct cleaning services, as well as dryer vent cleaning. For better airflow and better in-building air quality, contact us for an appointment.