Ducts need love too: Why it’s important to clean your air ducts, even as a business!
It’s easy to forget that in our homes and our commercial spaces, that there is a cooling and heating machine in the ceiling, or in the wall, that requires maintenance.
Like how after a certain number of miles, your car requires an oil change; your forced air system and ducts require attention as well after a number of uses.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. However, how often you need it depends on where you are located. Some locations in the U.S. tend to be more damp, which can lead to mold in the air ducts.
In addition to regular servicing, other times that you want to have those ducts cleaned are:
- If you see, or smell mold within the duct system, many people in the U.S. have mold allergies, which can make your business and home life difficult.
- You see or smell rodents within the duct system.
- If the ducts are covered in dirt and debris
- If you own pets that produce dander (which means cleaning the ducts more frequently)
By cleaning those ducts, you lower the chances for allergy attacks, and get to breathe clearly (see what we did there), knowing your air is clean. Energy savings is great too, by keeping your ducts clean, it keeps your air system from having to work harder, using more energy, which ends up costing you more. As the National Air Duct Cleaners Association says “Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out.”
When you are running a business, customers are your number one responsibility, so get those ducts checked out and know that SERVPRO is always by your side!