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Why Do My Air Ducts Stink?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

What’s that funny smell coming from my air ducts? Maybe that sounds like a silly question, but the fact is, your air ducts aren’t always the cleanest place and they can give off some pretty bad smells. So what’s causing those bad smells?

If you smell something that reminds you of stinky feet, rotting garbage or cigarette smoke then you likely have some built up dust, debris, moisture and mildew in your air ducts. These smells occur because over time all that nasty stuff adds up and combines to give off some foul odors. If you’ve noticed any of these smells you need your ducts cleaned

Furthermore, there are other smells that you might notice from your air ducts that can be even more dangerous. For example, if you smell sewage, a burning smell, gunpowder, rotten eggs or exhaust fumes these are signs of more serious problems. If you smell any of these things then it’s important to get your HVAC system checked and your air ducts cleaned.

Smelly air ducts are no laughing matter. If you have noticed any of these awful smells coming from your ductwork then don’t wait for the problem to go away. It won’t fix itself. Please contact Better Air Northwest today to schedule your air duct cleaning appointment as soon as possible. Click here or call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.

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