Preventing Biological Growth In Your Air Ducts

Most homes have biological growth in them. If you head into the bathroom, you’ll see tiny spots in the corners of the shower. Or if you investigate the damp, dark spots in your basement or crawlspace, you’re likely to find traces of it throughout. 

In most cases, it isn’t of concern. Not all types of biological growth are harmful. 

Preventing Biological Growth In Your Air DuctsYet it is important to ensure the bad stuff doesn’t have a chance to grow. If it does, you might notice it in the form of changing health conditions:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Red eyes
  • Nose and throat problems
  • Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue

This goes above and beyond seasonal allergies. This introduces sickness into your life where it never was before. 

Biological growth can grow in places you expect: the shower, the basement. It can also develop in places you might not expect: your air conditioning system, your air ducts. 

Every time your air conditioning system runs, it releases moisture into your home’s environment via the air ducts. Biological growth can have the chance to grow as humidity levels change from day to day. 

You can avoid potential problems by scheduling an HVAC maintenance call every year. Not only will the technician audit your heating and cooling systems, but they will also look at your air ducts too and determine if there’s a problem. 

You can also improve your air quality by having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. 

If you’ve remodeled your home or added a new addition, now is the time to get your air ducts cleaned. 

If you’ve lived in your home for years without cleaning your air ducts, now is the time. 

Avoid the headaches, coughing and sneezing attacks that can come from problem air ducts. Choose to clean them before the start of the next hot or cold spell instead. 

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