We have no doubt that you keep your home as clean and tidy as you can. However, there may be an area that you're forgetting about — don't feel bad, most people do. That place is your air ducts. In fact, there could be a lot hiding in your ductwork that you don't know about and could be harming you and your family.
Common Items Found in Air Ducts
Dust and Hair
Your air ducts are notorious for being home to dust, dander, and loose hair. Whether it’s dust floating around your home or pet fur sitting on the living room floor, dust and debris can easily make their way into your air ducts to be pushed around your home when your system cycles on. Especially if someone in your household suffers from allergies, this can be very irritating.
Mildew or Mold
Moisture sometimes has the ability to get built up in your ductwork, and if this happens, it runs the risk of allowing mildew or mold to grow inside your ducts. Not only can this cause undesirable smells to circulate your home, but, if mold spores get pushed around your home’s air as well, it can be harmful to your health.
Dirt and Bacteria
If you wear your outdoor clothing inside, any dirt or bacteria you track in can make its way into your ducts and be circulated through the rest of your home. For this reason, it’s best to leave shoes or clothing you wear outside of your home by your front door or in a mudroom.
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Call our office in Sterling, VA at Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to schedule a service.