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Reducing the Number of Contaminants in Your Home's Air Should Begin with Duct Cleaning

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Cleaner Indoor Air Quality with Professional Duct Cleaning

SERVPRO Improves Indoor Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

Every home has the potential to be a healthy one, and sometimes it is the air that we breathe in that can be the determining factor. While you may clean all day and provide a sparkling house for your family, it's much harder to clean the air.

Duct cleaning in Bartow should be included as a factor when you look at the quality of the air in your home. A HEPA filtered air cleaner might work, but it will have to work even harder, and will wear out sooner if the air never has a clean starting point. You can gain this edge by having your duct work cleaned by SERVPRO professionals.

Duct cleaning is not something that should be done by just anyone, even though it may seem easy to do. There are many different kinds of ducts, just as there are several different sorts of air systems, in homes today. There are systems that only provide heat while another system is used to provide cooling air during hotter months. Some systems are either updraft or downdraft, and should not be confused. Heat pumps and other types of air circulation systems can all have different kinds of duct work.

Ducts are no longer only either hard metal tubes or chutes or flexible plastic- or foil-wrapped coils of wire. The newer ducts are made of lined fiberglass. These ducts are lined on their interiors with foil to cover the fiberglass. Care is needed to ensure this lining remains intact and is not damaged while cleaning the conduits. Fiberglass particles becoming airborne because of tears or rips in the foil lining can cause problems for occupants, so only highly skilled technicians who are certified in duct work cleaning should clean your home's duct work. Older style ducts should also be inspected before being cleaned. Checking for breaks or loose joints in ducts made of hard metal, and for tears in flexible ducts, both types should have both ends inspected to ensure they are connected correctly. Flexible tubes that are extra long and have unnecessary curves should be shortened. Longer lengths can make your ventilation system work harder, and also create unnecessary places where bacteria, mold, and other pathogens can multiply.

When you have SERVPRO technicians clean your ducts, you can rest assured knowing that we are knowledgeable and skilled in cleaning all types of ducts, including those with more delicate interior linings. We will increase the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home, and can provide you with a clean and refreshed duct system, with a substantial reduction in the number of contaminants. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 anytime, any day, and we will schedule an appointment with you.

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