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How Often Do My Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

Are your air ducts dirty? Maybe the answer is yes, or maybe your response is more like this: “Air ducts. What air ducts? We have air ducts?” Most people are aware that they have air ducts, but many people don’t realize just how dirty their air ducts can become. That means they might not ever realize their ductwork should be cleaned.

On the other hand, if you’re one of the knowledgeable ones that is already aware of how dirty ducts can be, or if you’ve already had them cleaned before, you might wonder how often you should be getting this service done. The answer will vary depending on your specific circumstances, but in general terms, you should have them inspected every two to three years, and if necessary cleaned as often.

Some homes or offices will not build up as much dust and debris as others, so they can go longer periods of time without a cleaning. However, other locations build up nasty messes in the ducts much faster, and therefore they should be cleaned more often. Other factors include what part of the country you live in, whether or not you have pets, and whether or not someone with allergies lives in the home.

Another thing to keep in mind is whether or not you think you have mold or mildew building up in your ducts. If you do, then it doesn’t matter how long it’s been, you should get them cleaned again. If you notice vermin or other signs of animals in your ducts, don’t wait. Get them cleaned. If you notice heavy dust coming from your vents, it’s also time for a cleaning.

If you are experiencing any of these signs then give Better Air Northwest a call for your air duct cleaning as soon as possible and we’ll get you on our schedule. You’ll be glad you did. You can click here to contact us online or reach us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.

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