If your property or business relies on air ducts to circulate air around the building, it’s important to periodically have those ducts cleaned and inspected. Dirt, debris, mold, mildew, pest waste, pet dander, and more can all build up in the ducts over time. This can impede airflow, reducing the efficiency of your system, as well as spreading potential allergens around the property.
It’s easy to get an air duct cleaning in Vancouver from experienced professionals – but how often does it need to be done? Here’s a quick breakdown.
How Often Do You Need Air Duct Cleaning in Vancouver?
In normal situations, particularly for HVAC vents in businesses, the answer is pretty simple. Industry experts recommend and round air duct cleaning in Vancouver every 3-5 years. Residential high rise buildings vents should be cleaned annually as they are narrow and rectangular to fit in the concrete ceiling and can have a number of bends and turns before allowing the air to exit out of the building. So speaking to an expert so they can access your building is a key first step.
Here are several factors that change the usual recommended amount of time between services:
1. You’re moving into a new home or business.
You can’t trust that the previous owner of the property has been treating their ducts right, not unless they have documentation of a recent duct cleaning. After you relocate, you should have a full cleaning and inspection done. This doesn’t just clean your ducts; it also ensures they’re in full working order.
2. You’ve recently done renovations.
Any type of renovation or construction work on a property will kick a lot of extra dust and debris into the air, and that’s going to settle in the air ducts. Always have your ducts cleaned after any sort of renovation work.
3. You’ve recently suffered fire or water damage.
Fire or water events will inspire the growth of mold, mildew, and other unwanted contaminants. Your cleanup and restoration should always include a full cleaning and inspection of your ductwork.
4. There are a large number of pets/animals on your property
Most furred animals have dander, just like people, which makes its way into the atmosphere and into the ducts. Other creatures, like scaled animals, also shed their skins or may have microorganisms like skin mites. This will cause your ducts to become dirty much more quickly, necessitating cleanings every 1-2 years.
Get Air Duct Cleaning Services Today
If you need top-quality air duct cleaning services in Vancouver, call on the experts at MAS Duct Cleaning Services. We have the tools and experience to clean your ducts properly. Contact us for an appointment.