When it comes to keeping certain areas of your home clean, we’d bet that you prioritize places like your bathroom, kitchen, and bedrooms. And while those are definitely places you’ll want to keep tidy, there is another area you should be concerned about: your air ducts. If you don’t want your ducts to be filled with dust and debris, take these steps to keep them clean.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
When you have an HVAC technician come out to service your unit, they’ll clean dust, debris, and other gunk out of your unit before all of that wanders it into your ducts. Without regular maintenance, all that mess can travel to your air ducts and be pushed to the rest of your home every time your HVAC system kicks on.
Keep the Rest of Your Home Clean
You may not think about it, but if there is dirt, dust, or other debris in one area of your home, it can easily spread into your air ducts. Whether a breeze from an open window pushes carpet dust into your ducts or someone’s dirty shoes track dirt near your ducts, your ducts can quickly become filled with debris from anywhere in your living space.
To prevent this and keep your ducts clean, make sure to:
- Vacuum regularly, especially carpets and other upholstered items
- Kick off shoes by the front (or back door) to avoid tracking in dirt
- Use a microfiber cloth to remove dust from your home, especially in areas dust tends to settle
Take Care During Renovations
If you’re having any work done on your home, take extra precautions to keep your ductwork safe from debris. During the renovations, sawdust, dirt, and other debris can make its way into your ductwork. To keep them safe, have your contractor cover or seal over your ducts so debris can be stopped before making its way into your ductwork.
At Ace Solves It All, our NATE-certified Kissimmee duct cleaning specialists can assess the condition of your ductwork and then recommend an appropriate solution. We will then only use the finest methods and equipment to keep your ducts clean.