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Why you regularly need to clean your Air Ducts

September 29, 2016 / britta

Air ducts are important parts of a home or office. It assures that an area or room is well ventilated and provides cooling or heating, depending on the weather. Most importantly, it keeps everyone comfortable.

Unfortunately, because of the way air ducts connect every room in the building, it’s easy to spread allergens and dust all around. This increases the risk of health issues among co-workers or even just in your home.

This reason alone is enough for you to consider the cleanliness of your air ducts. Build-up of dust, allergens and even mould can easily occur in these ventilation systems, and not acting upon them can cost you more than just money but also your health.

Air ducts propel dust in every room which can lead to a number of problems including:

Health
As mentioned, germs and allergens thrive and spread in the air, and these air ducts are the best way for them to go around the building. If the air you breathe inside the home passes through vents that have not been cleaned, you and your family have higher risks of getting colds, allergies and even more severe problems than the flu. Also, you might not have any idea what is living inside those air ducts. You could be housing rodents and insects that are harmful to pets and everyone else in the house.

Money
Dust build-up in air ducts might be costing you more than you know. Excessive dust and particle builds up on radiators and vents makes your system work twice as hard, therefore, you are using more energy than you would normally do with a clean air duct. This automatically means extra costs in gas or energy bills on top of the cost of medicine you need to buy when someone gets sick.

This is why it is important that you have clean air ducts. There is just nothing like breathing fresh, clean air to help everyone get through the day.

Cleaning your air ducts can be done on a regular basis. If you plan to do it by yourself, you will need the following tools:

• Screwdriver to open up the vents
• Heavy duty vacuum cleaner to suck up all the dust and whatever stuff that has clogged the air vents.
• Cloths, brushes and paper towels to wipe the surface clean and to reach into the vents.
• New furnace filters.

Make sure to dust in-between filters and clean as far as you can reach. Wash the vent covers with soap and thoroughly brush in-between slats. Use warm water in order to preserve the paint, since prolonged exposure to soap might take the paint off. Also, do not use water to clean your radiators since it can cause rusting. Once everything is dry and clean, you can easily fit in the vent covers with the screwdriver and enjoy cleaner and fresher air.

Of course, nothing will beat having professional cleaners go through your air ducts at least once a month or so. They will be able to reach deeper and clean more thoroughly than you can, and it takes a little time off your hands.

RPC Cleaners provide professional help in ensuring your air ducts will not turn into breeding grounds for allergens and dust mites. Call them at +44 20 8994 4778 to get that ventilation system working like a dream.

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