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The importance of cleaning your ducts before winter

Duct cleaning should be on your list of priorities when the time comes to start thinking about winterizing your home.

It’s a matter of the health of the occupants of your home. The only time it will get any air is when the doors open. The windows will remain closed. So the air your family members breathe will be that which passes through your pipes, air exchangers, heat recovery ventilators, range hoods and dryer vents. That’s why you need to schedule your duct cleaning before winter arrives, as you can never be sure that the air circulating through them is clean.

Cleaning your heating ducts before the cold season

Dust and debris never stop accumulating in your return air ducts. You have to make sure you clean them properly. You can do it by attaching a brush to your vacuum cleaner hose and brushing thoroughly.

You can also call on professionals, who will use the most appropriate products and equipment for the pipes and ducts that need to be cleaned. The specialists at Nettoyeur de la Cité will know exactly how to combat the accumulated dust.

To adequately dislodge the dust, traces of mold, microbes and bacteria, it may be necessary to use agitation tools. The collectors we use are about 50 times more powerful than your household vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning your range hood and dryer vent before winter

You can rely on the specialists at Nettoyeur de la Cité to clean the hood over your stove and the vent coming from your dryer. By properly removing the accumulated dust, lint and residue, you’ll avoid more serious problems. The risk of fire is heightened when these essential elements of your home aren’t adequately cleaned.

Cleaning before winter will improve your health

Itchy eyes, a dry throat, headaches, dizziness and nausea may all be indications that the air you’re breathing in your home is unhealthy. Recent studies have shown that the air indoors can often contain even more pollutants than the air outdoors.

People who live or work in homes with deficient air quality may suffer from sick building syndrome.

Dust may be lurking inside the heating and air conditioning ducts located in your ceiling and under your floorboards. These are ideal places for the proliferation of microbes and bacteria. The resulting fungus can cause allergic reactions in a large percentage of the population. Including your family members.

That’s why it may be vitally important to call us so we can get your ducts clean before winter arrives. Just imagine spending more than six months living with those spores!
This build-up can also cause your heating bills to skyrocket or even cause your system to break down.

Don’t take that risk! The initial investment you make in cleaning your ducts before winter will pay off, not only financially but also when it comes to the health of the people around you.

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