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Last updated on January 20th, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Don’t you just love fall? The colder weather brings so many joys. Falling leaves, pumpkin lattes, Halloween and Thanksgiving, and a sense of family and togetherness. Cooking and great times with family are iconic this time of year. With all the newfound spirit, though, there’s something else floating around through the air; illness. That’s right. It’s cold and flu season, and it’s going to be an aggressive one. On top of getting your flu shot and washing your hands often, did you know that getting your air ducts cleaned can prevent the spread of disease in your home? It’s something to consider if you plan on avoiding what some people call, “the plague.”

Air Ducts and Diseases

Americans spend an average of 80-90% of their time indoors. Aside from the obvious allure of nature, data from the Environmental Protection Agency states that the indoor air quality of American homes may be 70% more polluted than outside air. While this time is not always spent inside their own homes, most of it is, and the coming sick season spells bad news for anyone prone to illness. If you’re easily susceptible, or if you have children or elders living in your home, cleaning your air ducts can help keep your family healthy and prevent disaster. It’s worth the cost when you consider the damage the serious flu can do to your health. Don’t risk it!

How does cleaning your air ducts stop the spread of disease? It’s simple; all the air you breathe is circulated through your home in your HVAC system, and cleaning your ducts will clean your air. When a sick person coughs, the germs from their lungs are spread into the air and then circulated, increasing the risk that others in your home will get sick. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, you’re doubly at risk. Keeping your family healthy is definitely a priority so you can enjoy all the fun and exciting things about fall without having to take a rain check.

Dust, Allergens, and Pollutants Travel Through Your Ducts

As warm and cool air travels through our homes’ air duct systems, it collects dust, allergens, dirt, even moisture. These pollutants stay in your ducts and fester into all sorts of bacteria, allergens, and molds that can make us sick. You’ll really need that fresh air, then.

Why Having Clean Ducts is so Important?

Professional air duct cleaning is the only way to ensure that your air stays pure as it heats and cools your home, office, or business. It’s worth the expense. Your family, employees, customers, and clients deserve healthy air.

Contact an Air Duct Cleaning Professional

Reasons to Hire a Professional:

  • Cleaning your ducts removes not only dust, dirt, and allergens, but also things like smoke and dander from past owners and their pets.  
  • Having your ducts professionally cleaned will make your home stay fresher, longer.
  • Clean ductwork is more efficient, giving your air system longer life and a lower cost to use.
  • A pro understands your home. They inspect your system for problems and take care to protect your interior from any damage the duct cleaning process could cause.
  • A professional duct cleaning company is trained, certified and has the proper tools to ensure that the job is done thoroughly and completely.

Missing out on fall activities due to sickness is a real shame. Make sure that doesn’t happen to you or your family by using proper preventative care, including cleaning your air ducts. At DuctVac Northwest, we’ll give you a free consultation over the phone and put your mind at ease with our A+ rating through the Better Business Bureau. Our trained professional technicians will get the job done. Give us a call today.