Shipton's CleanAir Solutions Blog
Get Your Ducts in a Row to Stay Safe and Healthy This Spring
It has almost been a whole year since COVID-19 began.
Most of us have spent more time staring at our own four walls this year than at any other time in our lives. When will it end?
We truly have no idea.
If you have been putting off addressing your home indoor air quality concerns, now is the time to start that conversation. Research has delivered data linking air quality to severity of COVID-19 symptoms.
While you may feel like there is nothing you can do to completely prevent exposure to COVID-19, there is a lot you can do to potentially minimize how sick you get if exposure occurs.
Read on to learn why now is the time to get your ducts in a row to make this spring a safe and healthy time for you and your family. At CleanAir Solutions in Hamilton, Ontario, we provide you with the indoor air quality tips you need to help you stay healthy this year!
Why Dirty Air Ducts Equal Dirty Lungs
How does duct cleaning work? Air ducts are essentially the "lungs" of your entire indoor air system.
If your air duct system is clogged with dirt, dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mildew, mould, dead insects and insect waste, dirty socks, old comic books (believe us, we've seen it all!)....it is no wonder your home (and its occupants) may be struggling to "breathe" easily.
Many of our customers think that if their HVAC air filter is clean, their ducts must be clean too.
Unfortunately, this is seldom the case, especially if your home has had one or more owners prior to you. The only way to know for sure what is going on up in your ducts is to actually take a look and see for yourself!
Is Your Home Harbouring a 'Ductopus'?
Speaking of prior owners, if you happen to own an older home, you may well be harboring that relic of prehistoric HVAC times - the 'ductopus'.
Modern air duct systems are clean and streamlined. It is easy to tell where each duct leads and to troubleshoot any airflow issues.
In contrast, the 'ductopus' truly is like the octopus of the HVAC world.
With a design that reminds you of nothing more than two octopuses locked in undersea combat, it isn't hard to figure out why you have been paying so much for your furnace bills lately.
Sagging, leaking, mis-routed air ducts in unconditioned spaces can serve up a surprisingly hefty helping of airborne toxins along with escalating power bills and inefficient air routing.
The 'ductopus' was a health hazard even before COVID-19. In today's pandemic world, a ductopus is a bonafide health peril.
How to fix this ductwork issue? Simple - it’s time to get your ducts in a row!
What to Expect During An Indoor Air Duct Cleaning
The reason more people don't understand the importance of professional air duct cleaning is simple: it is very hard to see inside your air ducts!
But imagine if you left home for a decade. You didn't hire a cleaning service to come in regularly during your absence. After 10 years passed, you decided to come back home.
What do you think your counters and floors and tables and shelves would look like when you got back?
If you are imagining dust bunnies and thick clouds of dust layering everything inside your home, you now have a fairly accurate picture of what your ducts probably look like on the inside.
If you could see inside your air ducts, you would probably be in there dusting and cleaning them out every week. But you can't.
However, our duct cleaning experts in Hamilton can. The first thing our professional air duct cleaning technicians do when they arrive is to thread a tiny camera up into your air ducts to show you what they look like inside. You can then make the final decision whether to proceed.
Not surprisingly, we rarely have a customer decline at this point.
The whole process typically takes less than a half-day. We use a powerful commercial-grade Rotobrush system equipped with negative pressure vacuum technology.
This ultra-efficient system safely removes all dust, dirt and contaminants without releasing any toxins into your indoor air.
Depending on which air duct cleaning package you select, we follow up this basic duct cleaning with either a sanitizing or deodorizing process or both.
Our air duct cleaning team in Hamilton have gotten used to hearing surprised and happy customers exclaim that they can literally smell the difference in their indoor air after having the air ducts professionally cleaned!
How Often Should You Schedule Air Duct Cleaning?
A number of different factors can influence how dirty your indoor air ducts get and how quickly that occurs.
Most of our CleanAir Solutions customers are having their air ducts cleaned for the first time ever.
One of the best safeguards you can implement to make the results of your indoor air duct cleaning service last longer is to change your air filter monthly.
Making sure your ducts are sealed and leak-free will also reduce dust build-up inside your ducts.
For duct systems that meet these two conditions, we recommend scheduling a professional air duct cleaning every five years.
Enjoy Big Savings on Indoor Air Quality - On Us!
2021 is definitely the year to make your indoor air quality a top priority. Which is why we are kicking off the start of spring with a special offer to help you stay healthier.
Right now and through April 31, 2021, take 10 percent off the price of any of our popular indoor air duct cleaning packages. Also save $50 on all whole-home humidifier installations.
Click here to claim these valuable offers before they are all gone!
Contact CleanAir Solutions in Hamilton, Ontario for All Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced indoor air quality experts can help you address all your air quality concerns quickly and affordably. Be sure to request our safe contactless estimate, service, invoicing and payment options.