The saying out of sight out of mind is all too often true when it comes to HVAC systems. Because people rarely see the workings of their HVAC units, they often forget about the importance of having it cleaned and for what reasons they would need to do so. In fact, there are many reasons for why you would need to clean your HVAC system. We have listed several of those main reasons here below. First, however, if you realize you have the need to clean your HVAC system upon reading this, don’t hesitate to contact our cleaning professionals at Hitchcock Restore in the Wyomissing area.
If your home has been remodeled – especially if there was asbestos abatement, lead paint removal, or significant dust – your ductwork may need to be cleaned. Ducts should be sealed off during home renovations; but if they weren’t, dangerous dust and debris may become lodged inside the ductwork. This really isn’t something to take your chances on as the fallout from disturbed asbestos and lead can cause serious health issues.
If there is any evidence of an animal infestation or nesting within your ducts or your HVAC system you will obviously need to have the animals removed and your system cleaned. Again, it is important that you don’t just take your chances on this as animal feces and urine being spread through your home by your ventilation system could prove to be very hazardous.
If you detect any mold within or near your ducts then you have a problem that needs to be taken care of. You can detect the mold most obviously by seeing it. However, mold also puts off a musty odor that could tip you off to its presence. If the mold is in your HVAC system it is possible that this musty smell will disperse throughout your home. Thus, a concentrated musty smell may mean you just have mold in a single area of your home, but if you notice a musty smell throughout your whole home, you may be detecting mold spores being by your HVAC system.
If noticeable debris, pet hair, odors, or other contaminants are being released into the room through the ducts after the registers have been cleaned and vacuumed; then the ducts may need to be cleaned.
If someone in your family is suffering from an unexplained allergy-related illness, and you’ve taken every other possible step to decontaminate your home, you may want to consider having your ducts cleaned to see if the HVAC system was the culprit.
It’s The Smart Thing To Do
Even if you don’t explicitly notice any of the reasons for cleaning your HVAC system mentioned above, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to clean. Simply due to the gradual course of time, unwanted hazards or objects will build up in your HVAC system, and it’s best to just do the cleaning regularly than to wait until an actual problem develops. For regular HVAC cleaning or to resolve one of the problems mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Hitchcock Restore in the Wyomissing area.