When thinking about cleaning and maintaining your home for spring, you may think about vacuuming and mopping the inside and possibly weeding and planting on the outside. But what about the “in-between” the outside and the inside? What about your ducts and heating/cooling system? You know when your house needs to be cleaned, right? When your kitchen resembles an old western movie with tumbleweeds of dog hair rolling around. You know you need to weed your yard when every time you pull into your driveway you cringe at the little green intruders in your garden. How do you know when to clean your ducts? The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) offers some advice on the matter:
If any of the conditions identified above exists, it usually suggests one or more underlying causes. Prior to any cleaning, retrofitting, or replacing of your ducts, the cause or causes must be corrected or else the problem will likely recur.
(*the above information is directly taken from EPA: Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?)
If your home meets any of the above criteria or if you are concerned about potential dirt and dust increasing allergic symptoms in your home, you may want to contact Flame. Flame offers NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certified technicians to inspect and clean your ducts.