Why Air Duct Cleaning is Important for Your Health

Often overlooked, air duct cleaning in your home and workplace is equally as crucial as sanitizing your counters.  With summer fully underway, many of us have the bucket list of to-do items behind us.  Spring cleaning has long been completed and we’re kicking back, and enjoying the beautiful summer days.  The last thing you’re probably considering is, “should I clean my air ducts”?  However,  here at Atlantic Bay Contracting, we’re always thinking about your air ducts.  Believe it or not, now is the perfect time of year to schedule your duct cleaning or scrubbing services.

When Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but what about fall cleaning? When it comes to air duct cleaning, fall is the perfect time for a little scrubbing.  After months of Mother Nature dropping her allergens, removing them from your ductwork ensures the healthiest winter environment for your home.  Even if you don’t experience allergies, trapping the elements in your home can leave to other unwanted respiratory issues.

Whether it’s tree pollen, grass pollen, or the excessive shedding fur of the family pet, spring and summer months bring all of these on, and in full force.  Thus, when the cooler months arrive, and we close up the doors and windows, we’re trapping all of the elements indoors.  So, even though you may be allergic to summertime flower pollen, you can still experience breathing irritants during the dead of winter.

Similarly, spring is also the time of year when our New England environment defrosts.  From melting snow and ice to spring showers, moisture is in the air.  Thus, mold, mildew, and fungus build-up become a serious concern.  If left untreated, these elements can cause havoc in your home and workplace.  Not only are mold allergies a concern, but more severe ailments can occur as well.  Wheezing, nosebleeds, sore and itchy throats, headaches, and asthma attacks are just a few of the symptoms that one can experience from mold exposure.

Be Proactive

Not only is air duct scrubbing the perfect solution, but these other at home methods can also provide proactive relief from unwanted air pollutants in your home:

  •                Regular use of a high-quality dehumidifier to control moisture in the air.
  •                Proper insulation will help reduce condensation
  •                Be sure to dry any wet areas as soon as possible
  •                Fix any leaks around kitchen sinks and other sources of water
  •                Be sure crawl spaces are well ventilated
  •                Consider finishing your basement flooring
  •                Crack a window when showering
  •                Avoid leaving damp towels, or other laundry, on the floor


If you’re still wondering, “should I clean my air ducts”? The answer is yes, and the time is now.  Call Atlantic Bay Contracting today and start your winter out right with our superior air duct cleaning.  To learn more on why we don’t just clean, but scrub, air ducts, visit us online or give us a call at (617) 782-4986.