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Blower Door and Duct Leakage Testing for Code Compliance in Maryland & DC Metro Areas

Blower Door and Duct Leakage Testing for Code Compliance in Maryland & DC Metro Areas

Extracting dust from your ductwork by duct cleaning is very beneficial to the air quality in one’s home. Consider this: there can be five times as much dust inside the average home than in the exterior air. Moreover, the interior dust creates an ideal environment for mites and bacteria to develop.

If your ducts are dirty, every time the furnace runs, it blasts tiny particles of pollen, dust, dander and other contaminants into your home’s air. Turning on the furnace also draws the contaminants into the ductwork, adding a new layer of lung irritants to duct walls. These microscopic fiends are harmful for families’ health, especially if there are little children in the home.

Air Duct Cleaning

If you have a central air HVAC system, you will definitely benefit from improved filtration and professional duct cleaning every 7 years or so. Your air ducts are your home’s veins and arteries, with the HVAC system as the heart. As air passes through dirty air ducts, the dirt, dust, volatile organic compounds, bacteria, viruses and other indoor air pollutants get distributed throughout your home as well. Just imagine: turning on your air conditioning and having dust and pet hair fall on your kitchen counter and food!

By scheduling professional air duct cleaning, your system will run more efficiently and you and your family will feel a lot healthier.

Change your Air Filter

Many homeowners forget to clean or replace their air filters every thirty to ninety days. As a result, your air and air ducts get dirty, the HVAC system has to work harder, and your health and finances will suffer. Don’t forget to vacuum and dust regularly, add a humidification system and avoid using household products that contain volatile organic compounds. Never forget to do your research before buying paint, cleaning products, craft supplies, beauty products and air fresheners.

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Maintaining Your Duct Cleaning

If you want to do some improvement on your own, you could always sponge down all your vents and registers to try to get them as clean as you can reach. You can also use a vacuum hose to suck out dust and debris, cleaning them even further. Even though this is better than doing nothing at all, professional air duct cleaning only takes three to eight hours and uses industrial-grade equipment to clean everything that you can’t see.

But when in doubt, you should go to the professionals. If you're around Maryland & DC Metro or in the surrounding area and you need duct cleaning or air duct repairs, you can count on Green Step, where we excel at providing premier service to our customers. To learn more, contact us online or give us a call at 301-758-2557 and we will be more than happy to assist you with your needs.