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California Air Duct Cleaning: How Do I Know If I Need My Air Ducts Cleaned?

When you are looking for information about California air duct cleaning you should consider the source. Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning is committed to providing truly sound and objective information to our customers. We have gained our knowledge through training and vast experience, and we don’t make scurrilous claims.

With this in mind, let’s look at the matter of air duct cleaning. How do you know if you actually need your air ducts cleaned?

The answer is that there are certain telltale signs to look for, and we will provide you with some information that is being circulated by the Environmental Protection Agency so you know that it is not slanted for marketing purposes.

One thing that you should certainly look for is the visible accumulation of mold in your air ducts. Mold can grow where moisture is present, and it can spread. Mold reproduces through the production of tiny spores that circulate in the air that you breathe.

The inhalation of mold can cause a host of health problems, including allergic reactions that would manifest in symptoms similar to those that you see with hay fever. People who have asthma may suffer more frequent episodes if they are exposed to mold spores.

There are a couple of additional rarer but more serious possible reactions to exposure to mold spores.

With the above in mind, if you don’t see visible mold but you do see people in the family exhibiting these symptoms you should certainly consider getting your air ducts cleaned by a professional. You don’t know for certain that this is the source of the problem, but you have to start somewhere.

Another thing to look out for is an infestation in the ducts. There could be insects and/or other types of vermin in the ductwork. Clearly, foul odors would be an indicator, and you may actually see something visually.

The third thing that we would like to mention here is the accumulation of dust and other types of debris within the ducts. If you see those rays of light shining through the window and they reveal an array of things floating around in the air you may want to think about getting your air ducts cleaned.

Preventative action is another thing to take into consideration. You may recognize that you have been in your home for quite a while and you have never had the ducts cleaned. There may be no particular outward signs that they need a cleaning, but you may want to err to the side of caution and simply bring in a duct cleaning company to make sure that everything is sanitary and working properly.

Should you be interested duct cleaning, by all means, contact Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning either through our website or over the phone at (760) 206-4167.