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 can contain excessive build-up of lint, dust, dirt, and other dry materials. These dry materials that collect in both air 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 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 also 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
and NADCA certified technicians at Zerorez® are here and ready to help you
improve your home's air quality. According to the American Lung Association,
those residing in the city of Pittsburgh are increasingly impacted by air pollution
due to car emissions, power plants, and heavy industry, making it even more
important to have clean air inside the home, especially when considering the fact
that 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.