Air Duct Cleaning

The concept of cleaning air ducts is a relatively new one, with commercial companies rapidly popping up to help clean your ducts. Traditionally, air ducts were difficult to reach, and even if they weren’t, they were hard to clean due to their narrow size. The accessibility of air ducts is now changing. However, it is still not on the to-do lists of many homeowners.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should regularly clean the air ducts in your house and office.

  1. It’s Dirty

This is almost a no-brainer. Air ducts are responsible for maintaining ventilation, as well as the heating or cooling regulations in a building. Though they don’t accumulate dust as fast as objects in a room, they do slowly build up dust particles that have been trapped in the ventilators. As a consequence, they require cleaning every once in a while. You should call the experts at Able Appliance & HVAC Service to come and clean your air ducts regularly and with precision.

  1. For Cleaner Air

If you live with someone who has asthma or is particularly sensitive to pollen or dust, you know that dirt, dust mites, and pollen in the air can easily trigger a health issue. Air ducts become a home for dust particles and pollen, trapped there during the ventilation process. Accordingly, it is vital to clean the air ducts well, especially if dust mites and pollen can trigger an allergic or asthma reaction.

  1. If You Have Pets or an Infestation

People with pets know that most animals tend to shed hair all over the house, and more often than not, this hair flies into the air ducts. A build up of the hair can cause issues with the proper function of the air ducts themselves. Another reason for cleaning air ducts is to ensure that there are no animal infestations in the ducts. A dead animal caught in an air duct can cause the entire area to stink horribly.


  1. If You Have Mold

A visible mold contamination needs immediate action and quick cleaning of the air ducts. Even if there is no visible mold, a regular cleaning will ensure that mold doesn’t grow on the inside of the ducts. Mold grows through tiny spores that travel through the air, which is why air ducts are more prone to mold contamination.

  1. Recent Construction or Remodel

A thorough cleaning of the air ducts should follow any recent construction or renovation done in or around a building. The dust from the construction can enter and be collected within the ducts, hampering proper ventilation. The dust and dirt can also be released into the house through these ducts from time to time.

Though air ducts do not need cleaning every day or even every month, they do require cleaning every once in a while performed by professional air duct cleaners, which is where we come in! Call us today at 703-916-0509 or 703-330-4772 to schedule your duct cleaning service today.