How often should you have your air ducts cleaned?

Air duct cleaning has a number of documented benefits. This procedure, when completed regularly, can help improve the quality of your home or business's air and rid these passageways of potential contaminants and pests. However, you may be wondering how often this service should be performed. 

While certainly in instances of mold contamination and pest infestation, emergency air duct cleaning may be needed, knowing when your vents need a simple checkup can be hard to determine. 

Unfortunately, there's no one clear answer to this query. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for example, air duct cleaning should be completed on a as-needed basis. 

However, despite the EPA's uncertainty, other experts are clear about how regularly these services ought to be performed. Speaking with The Associated Press, John DeSilvia, host of DIY Network's "Rescue My Renovation," equates air duct cleaning with car maintenance. 

"Think about your heating and cooling system like you do your car," he told the news source. "You maintain your car at least once a year." 

According to the AP, most professional air duct cleaners say homes should have an air duct cleaning completed every five to eight years so that they can be inspected for hazards, repaired as necessary and cleaned to ensure air quality. 

Still unsure if your air ducts need cleaning? The EPA suggests that you should speak with a reputable service provider in your area. If you live in greater San Diego, look no further than Bonded Carpet. Our team of experts can professionally clean your ventilation system and show you before and after pictures from satisfied clients. 

Want to know more? Call Bonded Carpet today at 1-800-734-6801 to start breathing easier and enjoying a cleaner indoor environment at home or at work. 

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