Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It? 6 Reasons Why It’s Crucial
Did you know that the quality of air inside your property is often directly related to the cleanliness of your air ducts? Harmful pollutants including dust, mould and mildew can all collect inside ducts and cause a range of issues when inhaled, so it’s essential to keep them clean – not only for the health of your property but for the people who work or live in it.
In this blog, we take a look at the benefits of duct cleaning, including:
- Air duct cleaning cleans the air, boosting its quality and removing irritants like pet dander
- It reduces pollution, unpleasant smells and dust and debris by keeping the air flowing
- It saves on both running and maintenance costs
- It’s vital to the health and safety of individuals and as such is a legal requirement.
We also cover how Rainbow International can help keep your building healthy. So, without further ado…
1. Improves air quality
Air ducts act as the lungs of your building, providing you and everyone else within it with fresh and healthy air. At the same time, they can be a breeding ground for mould, bacteria, fungi, and various other allergens, irritants and pollutants.
As such, it’s important to keep your air ducts clean and maintained at all times to increase airflow and improve the air quality inside your property.
2. Reduces pollution in the air
Aerosol sprays, tobacco smoke, wood-burning fireplaces, cleaning products, and even a gas cooker can all pollute the air inside your building. Add to that mould spores, dust particles and mildew, and you could end up with a whole host of unwanted health problems.
This can easily be prevented by regularly cleaning your ducts to reduce and remove harmful pollutants and contaminants in the air.
3. Removes smells and unpleasant odours
A build-up of oil, grease, dust and debris can create an unpleasant smell in your air ducts which can quickly and easily spread throughout your property. Rodents and insects that seek warmth during the cold winter months can also create a nasty odour.
So, if you smell something unusual inside your property, it may be time to give your dirty air ducts a much-needed professional deep clean.
4. Decreases running costs
It goes without saying that it takes a lot of energy to keep your property warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is especially true if you have a large home, venue or office space.
Clean and maintained air duct systems can drastically reduce these running costs by improving the overall airflow inside your property, evenly distributing the heat or cool air throughout the building.
5. Lowers repair costs
Energy bills aren’t the only thing you’ll save on. When an air duct is clean and functioning as it should do, you’ll generally end up spending less money on repair and maintenance costs.
Unless you know who to call, getting someone out to look at your air ducts can set you back a few hundred pounds – so it’s essential to keep your air ducts clean.
6. It’s a legal requirement
Insurance companies now require air ducts and air vents to be cleaned on a regular basis. Failure to comply with these regulations could cost your business a fortune. If you experience a fire and there’s evidence that your air ducts haven’t been cleaned and properly maintained, for example, any claim you make could be rejected.
To prevent any potential accidents, it’s wise to hire a professional who specialises in air duct cleaning.
How Rainbow International can help
At Rainbow International, we provide a full air duct and air ventilation cleaning and maintenance service. This ensures that your property provides quality air for your inhabitants, employees and visitors, preventing sick building syndrome.
To learn more about our service, contact us today on 01623 675100. A member of our specialist air vent and air duct cleaning team will be with you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.