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Four Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

If you sign any of these signs in your home, give us a call for air duct cleaning!

Spring is a good time to think of hiring a professional to clean the air ducts in a home or business. Dust-clogged ducts prevent the system from both heating and cooling the building efficiently. Debris causes the HVAC system to work harder than it should and shortens its working life. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Rutherford County can keep your ducts in good condition with a thorough cleaning. How do you know when to call us? Be on the lookout for these four signs that the ducts need cleaning.

Puffs of Dust

A home or business owner may see puffs of dust emerge from the floor registers when they first turn on the heat or the air conditioning.


Clots of dust and debris in the space beneath the registers are a sure sign that the ducts need cleaning. Remove the register covers and have a peek!

Dust in Components of the HVAC System

Air filters that are furred with dust need to be removed and replaced and the ducts cleaned. Also check for dust on components of the furnace and the coils in the air conditioning unit.

Signs of Vermin

Ducts must be cleaned if there are signs of vermin living in them. Any nests, cast-off exoskeletons, droppings or scuffling sounds in the ducts are clear signs!

Have your ducts inspected or cleaned when there’s been a flood, or if you suspect some kind of damage to the HVAC system. The ducts should also be cleaned after mold remediation.

Clean ducts are especially important if someone in the house has allergies. The ducts need to be cleaned more often if there’s a smoker in the house or if the household has pets.

For more information or to set up an appointment for inspection  or cleaning of air ducts, don't hesitate to call us at SERVPRO of Rutherford County.

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