When Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

It’s a good question, and possibly not one you’ve asked yourself before. Air ducts are something we tend not to think about until there is an obvious problem. To stay ahead of any major problems that may occur in your air ducts, you can schedule a cleaning every five years or so. Mold, infestation, and clogs are all reasons to have your air ducts cleaned. If you suspect that your air ducts have any of these issues, call Atlantic Bay Contracting to give your air ducts a thorough and professional cleaning. Here’s how you know that the answer to the question “When should I clean my air ducts?” is: now.


If you can smell it…

Even when your air conditioning isn’t on, air is still moving through the ducts. Normally, you don’t notice it, and that’s the way it should be. However, if you notice a smell coming from the ducts, that’s a sign that they need to be cleaned. A musty odor coming from the ducts indicates a mold problem. Mold can grow in your ducts if condensation builds up inside them. Simply drying out the ducts is not enough to get rid of mold; they should be professionally cleaned to remove mold completely.


What’s that sound?

Your pets are the only animals that should be living in your house. If you can hear sounds coming from your air ducts—especially when the air conditioning is off—that could mean you have some unwanted critters living in your ducts. An infestation of rodents or insects in your ducts is a serious problem that can cause damage not only to your ducts, but any other areas of your house that they move to. To deal with an infestation of vermin, you’ll want to hire an exterminator first and then follow up with a duct cleaning service. When they are cleaning your air ducts, the technicians will also determine where the rodents or insects got in and seal or repair the area.


Why is it so cold in here?

The easiest way to tell if you have a clog in your air ducts is if one room or area of your house is significantly colder (or warmer) than the others. A clog in the ducts prevents the air from moving through your house and regulating the temperature in every area. A thorough duct cleaning service from Atlantic Bay Contracting will clear any clogs in your ducts and allow the air to flow and heat or cool your house evenly.


Still asking “Should I clean my air ducts?”

If you are still asking if you should clean your air ducts, contact Atlantic Bay Contracting. Our technicians will assess your air ducts and take care of any problems we find. Give us a call at 617-782-4986 and get clean air flowing through your house again.