Duct Cleaning Melbourne
Indoor Air Quality (I.A.Q)
Certainly, people today have become increasingly aware of the effect indoor air quality has on our health. The EPA has also studied the results of human exposure to air pollutants. They found, indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times and occasionally 100 times, higher than outside levels. As a result, Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health.
While the problems they cause can be rather subtle, they don’t always produce easily identified or sudden impacts on health. In the colder months, the air trapped inside a structure can also cause contaminants to build up.
As a result, most of the dust in our homes contain mould, dust mites, pollen and pet dander. Because these pollutants travel through the air, they can inflame breathing problems such as asthma and allergies. Ducted HVAC systems are rather like a building’s respiratory system, circulating air throughout our structures.
Hence, ducted systems can become hazardous breeding grounds for allergy-causing contaminants. As a result, they often contain odours, even dead rodents and other pests. You should have duct cleaning performed every 3 to 5 years or when necessary. Standard disposable filters only stop about 10% of the airborne contaminants, therefore leaving 90% behind to re-circulate through the system.
Hence, a clean and maintained system with high resistance filters installed can remain healthy for 3 to 7 years. This can also vary depending on the environment.
Consequently, more frequent cleaning can be necessary if people have allergies, smoke or have pets shedding lots of hair or dander. Likewise, in a well-maintained environment with regular dusting, vacuuming and routine carpet and floor cleaning, 5 to 7 years might be sufficient.
Other suitable times we would also recommend duct cleaning are after remodeling or prior to occupancy of a new property.