Air Vent Cleaning is masked in mystery. The dos/don’ts, could and should. We all know the importance of clear quality air for ourselves but we also often overlook air vent duties. The closest we get to cleaning dust and debris which might affect our lungs is the dust and dirt embedded in our carpets and resting on our furniture surfaces.
So with it being an often overlooked service of course many misconceptions creep into the public conscious. Here are a few of the common ones.
1. You Need to Use Chemicals to Remove all the Bacteria from a Dirty Duct
This is false. In fact there is no proven need to use chemicals whatsoever. So question your service providers use of them before letting them commence with work. Many chemicals that would be useful at removing dirt from flat metal would be dangerous to your health if breathed in and could be un-useful in a residential environment. As would the usage of Ozone which can be dangerous to your health and is usually used to fumigate large unoccupied spaces.
2. You Hardly Ever Require to Hire Air Duct Cleaners
Even as you might not need a full service each year, or even every two or three years – once you hit a association up with your tried and tested service provider you should have your ducts examined once a year. They can see and run tests not feasible by the client and keep a check on the air quality being produced by your enforced air system.
3. Air Ducts can only Collect Debris in an Air Conditioning System
Incorrect. Air ducts will get dirty in ANY forced air system. Be in a fresh air ventilation system, a hot air pump system, heat exchanger, heat system etc. Anything in which air travels through duct work and works by way of a forced air system is susceptible to collecting dirt and debris.
4. Only an Air Conditioning system with a De-humidor can Produce Bacteria
While it is true moisture in the system is the number one cause for concern as moisture trapped in dust is a positive breeding ground for germs virtually ALL air conditioning systems have a drip tray which collects water that is produced when the hot air removed from the room passes over the coil. If for whatever this trays drain away becomes blocked or obstructed water could enter the air tight duct system and cause air quality problems.(Also visit : Why duct cleaning is important for good air quality in your home?)
5. Contaminated Air Ducts have no Effect on Health
While there are differing opinions over the significance of regular air Duct Cleaning Melbourne there is no doubt bacteria in a forced air system growing as mould can decrease the quality of brea)thable air and become a risk to our health, causing us to feel run down, headaches, “flu” like symptoms and even act as a trigger for asthma in young children.