This is a different kind of venting - and it's good! It's about cleaning your vents - in your home! We all do all kinds of things to keep our home clean from complete top to bottom scrubbing, getting rid of things we don't need anymore - and most do everything else necessary to maintain things like their water heater and changing filters in heating/cooling systems.
But sometimes, you have to go a little deeper into the cleaning! Which I recently did. After reading about what lurks in air duct vents, and because the home I lived in used to have a swamp cooling system, I decided to have the vents professionally cleaned. And I am lucky I did.
Here are just a couple photos of the dirt and debri that was inside a couple of the vents I could see:
According to the EPA, 50% of illness are caused air aggravated by indoor pollution; and indoor pollution is 70% higher inside a home than outside.
Benefits of having your vents cleaned include:
- Improve air quality in your home
- Remove allergens that cause headaches, breathing problems and allergies
- Clean registers loaded with dirt and dust
- Improve unit efficiency
Reduce indoor odors
- Remove stuff left behind from previous owners, home builders or roofers
If you haven't thought about having your vents cleaned - maybe it's time. My home took about 3-4 hours (it's a big home - lots of registers and duct work); the process includes cleaning and sanitizing vent registers and vents, and the company I used has a high speed circular broom that cleans, vacuums and sanitizes all at once. My air almost immediately smelled better - combined with new air filters - it was worth it!
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This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions. Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2011. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission:TucsonsRealEstate@gmail.com.