by Brooke Tolman
(last updated June 20, 2016)
It's not something you have to do often, therefore when the time comes, one often wonders, how do I go about cleaning my air ducts? Air duct cleaning is important and it's recommended that you don't do it routinely but only when you feel the need. As with most household projects, you can either do it yourself, or hire someone to do it for you.
If you want to do it yourself, it's a pretty easy project that can be completed in a few easy steps.
A drawback to cleaning your air ducts yourself is that the air ducts run throughout your entire home, and when you clean them yourself, you only have the capabilities of cleaning as far as you can reach. Therefore, if your family has serious problems with allergies, I'd recommend hiring someone to clean them for you. When looking for someone to professional clean your air ducts, make sure they come highly recommended by someone you know, as there's a lot of companies out there that know less about your air ducts than you do, but claim they know more. Make sure, also, that they don't use chemicals or sealants in cleaning, as that can put harmful substances in your home. You want them to use procedures and cautions so you, your family, and pets will not get sick.
Whether you do it yourself, or you hire someone else, when allergy season comes around, you'll be grateful for the clean air you now have in your home.
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