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Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned If You Live In Maryland?
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I've cleaned the air ducts in over 6,000 homes in Maryland alone. And out of all those homes I can give a pretty good compounded answer to whether or not you need to get your air ducts cleaned. The only thing I can't answer is the frequency that you should get them cleaned. There are a lot of factors to air duct cleaning. But the truth is... it's a necessity for your health and the longevity of your HVAC equipment. It's not just preventative maintenance, it can definitely without a doubt effect your health, and I have thousands of testimonials to prove it.

I read a report from the EPA that claimed air duct cleaning wasn't a necessity and that the debris sticks to the ducts. Besides the fact that I've seen air ducts so compounded with debris that air couldn't even pass through them, I have one simple question. Why on Earth would you need a filter then? If you've ever changed a filter, you've seen that it's compacted with debris. It's discolored because of it. Did you know that debris still gets past the filter? I've cleaned thousands of blower motors and evaporator coils because of it. Those components are on the supply side of your system after the filter.

A gross fact. It's estimated that 70% of the debris in the air ducts is human skin cells. Regardless of the skins color, as it sheds, the cells are grey. That explains the grey matter that collects in the air ducts.

If you could see some of registers I pull off, you'd quickly get an insiders view of how important it is to clean the air ducts. Imagine seeing a beautiful home that's immaculately kept. This particular home was worth multiple millions of dollars. Now picture thirty feet of what looked like black wet wigs strung across tarps over white carpeting. We had to use hooks to pull out the debris lodged in the system before we could even get started cleaning. The house had never been cleaned, and you can imagine the look of horror on the new owners face.

There are countless bacteria and viruses that can seriously harm you, and they love to harbor in dark wet environments. I've cleaned out countless condensate drain lines that were fouled by bacteria gelling the pipes shut. This same bacteria can be found in the evaporator coil plenum. This plenum is after filtration and all that bacteria can easily become air borne. It's extremely important to regularly clean the components of your HVAC system and the air ducts. With regular cleaning and inspection, your HVAC system will last longer and your indoor air quality will be a heck of a lot better.


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