Dangers of Cleaning Air Ducts

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Cleaning air ducts is not that easy. Cleaning using a brush or broom won’t kill the germs and bacteria that have grown over time inside the ducts, and have to be removed to ensure the air you breathe is clean. The only way to effectively kill these bacteria and germs is through the use of chemicals. However, these chemicals while great for killing bacteria, can be dangerous if used improperly.

Cleaners for Air Ducts

Dangers of Cleaning Air DuctsAir duct cleaners often recommend applying chemical biocide inside your air ducts. These chemicals will clean the air ducts, destroying germs and harmful bacteria, but you have to be careful when applying them. The first thing to consider is the fact that these cleaners are applied to your air duct which means that a wrong application will have your family breathing in these chemicals, and they can have harmful affects on the human body. When doing it on your own, you have to make sure to follow the instructions perfectly, and use the correct safety equipment, unless you’re willing to face a possible bad reaction to the chemicals. Also the type of cleaner you use is important. Some cleaners are only for industrial use, and not residential homes. Using one of these will damage your ducts and is far more likely to make your family sick.

This is one reason if hire a company to clean your ducts, always ask what type of chemicals they will be using, because there are certain types of cleaners that aren’t approved for residential used.

Don’t take your air ducts lightly when cleaning them. Your family is too important to risk.