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What Types of Materials Are Removed During Duct Cleaning?

Ducts are a vital part of your HVAC system, extending out from your central heater/air conditioner and carrying conditioned air to every corner of your home. Over time, dust and debris can build up in the system, necessitating cleaning from a trained professional. Duct cleaning can help improve your system’s efficiency, as well as improving the overall quality of your indoor air. But what types of materials are removed during duct cleaning in Atlanta?

  • Household dust. Most of the time, duct cleaning removes common household dust, which can include cells of shed skin, dirt tracked in from outside, pet dander, and dust mites. They rarely affect air flow in your ducts, but they can decrease air quality as they build up and get blown around your house.
  • Biological containment. Mold and bacteria growth is common in a humid environment like Atlanta, and it thrives in hidden corners like ducts if you’re not careful. In particular, look for spots where moisture has entered the ducts (either through a breach or through imperfect seals) or areas where the ducts may be close to the external walls. If you are concerned about a mold infestation, be sure to call a mold remediation specialist in addition to having your ducts cleaned.
  • Uncommon items. Objects found in ducts can vary widely, depending on former occupants of your home. We’ve found such odd items as old VHS tapes, baseball cards and teacups in ducts, as well as less pleasant contaminants like insect droppings. Regardless of their nature, they don’t belong in your duct system and need to be removed ASAP.

Knowing what types of materials are removed during duct cleaning can help you understand why it’s so important. If you need Atlanta duct cleaning services, call Cool Air Mechanical. We’ll get your ducts clean are restore good air flow to your system, improving your household’s quality of life in the process. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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