Atlanta Duct Cleaning FAQ: What Type of Pollutants Gather in Air Ducts

Posted by Stephen Andrews

Are you wondering whether or not you need a Atlanta duct cleaning service? The air ducts in your home can accumulate any number of indoor air pollutants. Many allergens, such as dust, pet hair, and even pollen, can gather in your air ducts. Not to mention bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew and other harmful microorganisms. A duct cleaning can clean out these contaminants and improve indoor air quality.

If there are any pollutants in your ductwork, they can get distributed to the air inside your home whenever you are running your heating and air conditioning system. This can cause poor indoor air quality, and make allergies and other respiratory problems worse. If anyone in your home has breathing issues related to asthma, allergies, or other lung diseases, you may want to consider a duct cleaning service to remove any biological pollutants from the air ducts in your home.

Here are some common indoor air pollutants:

  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander

Other sources can be related to the combustion of heating fuel, including the following:

  • Propane
  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Kerosene
  • Coal
  • Wood

Even tobacco products and construction or art materials, such as paint, can affect indoor air quality. These pollutants can be eliminated at the source, or there are other options, such as air cleaners, to help eliminate other common indoor air pollutants. However, carbon monoxide leaks or exposure to radon will need to be fixed at the source.

Call the Atlanta indoor air quality experts at Cool Air Mechanical for all your air quality needs!

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