Does a Condo Need Air Duct Cleaning11/17/2013 Back To Blog
According to research of indoor air quality, what home residents are breathing can be five times worse than the pollutants outdoors. This is mainly due to the allergens and pollutants which are being circulated by dirty air duct systems. Each time the heating or air conditioning system is activated the dirt, dust, pollen and other debris are pulled into the ducts. Over a period of time, these particles build-up in the ducts and vents becoming a perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria increasing the need for air duct cleaning.
Does This Really Affect Condos?
People who live in condominiums are just as susceptible to the medical implications of breathing in poor air, than those living in single family homes. The in suite exhausts, drying units and heating or cooling systems provide the perfect environment for allergens and contaminants. In some cases, more debris is produced, since drying units produce large quantities of lint which can block air vents reducing air quality and becoming a fire risk.
Many buildings including condos are being diagnosed with “sick building syndrome”. This means the building contains contaminants which are affecting the health of the occupants. Although this can be caused by pollutants in furnishings or décor, ventilation cleaning can remove many airborne contaminants which have been shown to cause headaches, allergic reactions, repertory conditions, irritability and inability to sleep. Although residents can replace air duct filter or filters within their own unit, if the underlying cleaning issue is not dealt with, it can have little positive effect.
An air duct cleaning service uses specialist equipment to clean all ducts and vents ensuring that pollutants are not further distributed throughout the supply of air. The equipment is relatively quiet and can thoroughly clean the entire system of the condos with minimal disruption to the residents.