Could there be a connection between your frequent sneezing and your dirty air ducts? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that dirty ducts turn out to be the culprit behind air conditioning allergies.
We all know that pollen, mold, dust, and other particulates in the air can lead to allergies. But have you ever wondered why you’re allergic to these things? Most likely it’s because of your indoor air quality.
That’s right: poor indoor air quality can actually cause allergies! Most homes have poor indoor air quality caused by allergens like pet dander, tobacco smoke, dust mites, and more. However, all those things can also be found hidden in your air ducts.
So, what’s the link between allergies and air ducts?
The leading culprit of airborne allergens is dust particles. But that’s not the only reason microscopic substances lurk inside your air ducts. Pet dander, pollen, dirt, and every other allergen lurking around your home can also find their way into your air ducts resulting in polluted indoor air. These contaminants are then pushed through your vents to pollute the air inside your home and give your family an unhealthy ambiance.
Let’s take an example-
What exactly happens when you blow the dust off an object? Often the airborne dust blows back at you. For those with allergies, what happens next is a sneezing fit.
Therefore, when your AC blows air through ducts coated in dust, you end up with various dust particles and bacteria inside your home. So it stands to reason that cleaning dust, allergens, and other contaminants from ducts could improve air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.
Should you try a DIY method to clean your air ducts?
The answer is a strict NO! However, if you’re considering trying a DIY method to clean your air ducts then, here are some points you need to consider before applying the same-
👉 DIY duct cleaning isn’t easy and if you’re not accustomed to this sort of task, then it can take longer than you realize to finish the job.
👉 You might uncover mold, pet dander, insect droppings, and more. So, think again, are you ready to face all of that?
👉 The DIY method won’t be as effective as professional cleaning as they use industrial-grade machines and rotary brushes to clean your air ducts that are expensive. Without professional equipment, you cannot achieve the same results as a professional ac cleaning company.
How do professionals clean your AC ducts?
Failure to clean all system components can result in recontamination, thus minimizing the benefits of cleaning. Just as you wouldn’t clean only half of your home, you also would not want to clean only a part of your AC unit. That’s where professionals come into the picture. Moreover, NADCA recommends cleaning the entire HVAC unit including the following equipment-
– Air ducts
– Drain pan
– Air plenum
– Blower motor and assembly
– Air filter
The professional air duct cleaning process includes the following stages-
Step 1. Inspection and preparation
The air duct technician, after arriving at your location, inspects your air duct system. They check all the access points to the ductwork, assess its condition by looking inside, and then decide which cleaning technique would suit the best. After inspecting the ductwork, they would cover up your home like a crime scene using plastic sheets.
Step 2. Air Duct Cleaning Process: Negative Pressure & Debris Removal
Afterward, the technician arranges the vacuum collection unit to create negative air pressure in the air ducts to prevent dust, dirt, and other debris around the house from getting collected into the vacuum collection unit
Step 3. Final Walk-through Inspection
When the cleaning is done, another inspection of the air ducts is required to make sure nothing was missed and the ducts are thoroughly cleaned. For this, the professionals provide you with a before and after report for better understanding.
Why should you choose Tanziif?
If you’re dealing with unexplained health issues, and you believe they may be related to your AC, it’s time to call Tanziif experts. We’ve been serving UAE residential and commercial spaces for years now, and we’d love to make you our next satisfied—and healthy—client.
We specialize in doing an entire AC system cleaning giving you complete peace of mind while ensuring that your electricity bills are kept in check. To learn more about our services or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at @800TANZIIF today!