The United States Environmental Protection Agency is still not 100 percent clear on its stance regarding air duct cleaning. “Knowledge about air duct cleaning is in its early stages, so a blanket recommendation cannot be offered as to whether you should have your air ducts in your home cleaned,” the agency claims on its website. So how do you know if your home’s air ducts do need to be looked at?
Below are three warning signs that it’s time to clean your air ducts:
1. You can see mold building up inside your air duct system
If mold is growing within your heating and cooling system, the EPA recommends having it inspected by a company like EnviroGreen Boston. Our expert technicians can treat mold within your duct work. If your technician identifies mold in your air duct system, he or she will recommend the use of an all-natural, botanical-based, anti-microbial treatment approved by the EPA for mold remediation.
2. Your ducts are infested with rodents or insects
Have you seen or heard signs of animal activity within your ducts? Droppings and certain noises are clear warning signs that it’s time to clean your air ducts. Failing to hire a reputable company to remove the vermin and waste could negatively impact your health.
3. Your duct system is clogged
The EPA says that if your air duct system is clogged with extreme amounts of dust, debris and/or particles, you should consider having them cleaned. Excessive buildup can actually release some of the grit and grime into your home’s air.
To learn more about warning signs that it’s time to clean your air ducts, call EnviroGreen Boston toll-free today at (844) 775-7700. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Google+.