Air Duct and Dryer Duct Safety and Health Benefits
Taking good care of your air ducts and dryer ducts by cleaning them is important for both health benefits and safety reasons. Dirty ducts that have not been cleaned receive excessive build-up of lint, dust, dirt, and other dry materials. These dry materials that build upon both air ducts and dryer ducts can become a fire hazard, as they can easily ignite if ever touched with a spark. Much like checking the filter on your HVAC system, you should check your dryer vents each month to make sure they are clean and clear.
In addition to the safety benefits of cleaning dryers and air ducts, there are health benefits to it as well. Having clean air ducts improves the air quality of the air in your home. Having clean dryer ducts improves the quality of the work your dryer can do. Just as visible surfaces such as floors and countertops get dirty and need quality cleaning, the less noticeable surfaces inside your dryer and HVAC systems also need to be cleaned in order to keep your home healthy. Regular everyday use of drying your clothes in the dryer and using heating and cooling systems cause your ducts to get dirty. Your dryer and air ducts collect dust, germs, and pollutants that are brought into your house and float around in the air. Over time, your ductwork collects large amounts of dust and grime. When your heating and cooling system blows air through uncleaned vents, this dirt comes out with it, often gathering on fibers in your carpet and upholstery, or in the case of a dryer, onto your freshly cleaned clothes. Filters need to be replaced and air ducts need to be cleaned in order to prevent nasties from being released back into your indoor air for you to breathe. A true home cleaning includes your ductwork, which means cleaner air.
You will breathe easier™ and enjoy a cleaner indoor environment after having your ventilation system professionally cleaned by Zerorez®. Our professionally trained technicians at Zerorez® are here and ready to help you improve your home's air quality. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans suffer from poor air quality in their home and office? In fact, the quality of air in your home can be as much as 5x - 10x worse than the air outdoors! HVAC systems can carry harmful particles that promote asthma, hay fever, and allergy symptoms. The list of potential allergens and pathogens in your ductwork is long: bacteria, kitchen grease, pet dander, rot, and more. A clean HVAC system promotes a healthier indoor environment, contributing to productivity, comfort, and a sense of health and well-being.