Written by April Reinhardt (last updated January 18, 2021)
I'd wager that the majority of homeowners overlook the importance of cleaning their home air ducts, even if they have household members susceptible to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. Even the United States Environmental Protection Agency says that duct cleaning alone has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Even so, cleaning your air ducts on a regular schedule can do more good than simply ignoring them year after year.
So, how do you decide when to clean your air ducts? As with any other home preventative maintenance program, you should inspect and clean your air ducts annually. Gather everything necessary to clean before you begin the task. Typically, you'll need a vacuum with a hose and soft brush attachments, a screw driver, old rags, spray cleaner, vacuum cleaner bags, duct tape, paper towels, and possibly a dust mask.
Follow these easy steps for cleaning your air ducts, and greatly improve the air quality within your home:
If, while you are cleaning, you see signs of mold growth, call a professional for an assessment of your ductwork and vents. If you choose to hire a professional, ask them to use a commercial disinfectant after cleaning your air ducts.
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