Indoor air quality is a major issue. With most of us spending 90% of our time indoors
, we are incredibly vulnerable to indoor air pollution.
According to Mediline Plus
, pollutants come from building material, biological contaminants like mold and pollen, household products (including floor polish, drain cleaner, paint and pesticides), gases, and tobacco smoke.
The air duct cleaning industry is rampant with scams
. It has been reported that many companies take short-cuts (or don't even really do the whole job), and consumers don't know until much later. If you do hire somebody, follow these tips about what to expect from an air duct cleaning.
If you're apprehensive about trusting the quality of somebody else's work, you want to save some money, or you're just looking to add another DIY task to your list, clean them yourself. I'll tell you how after the break.
Cleaning your own air ducts probably won't give you the same results as going with a quality company, but it will go a long way toward improving the indoor air quality of your home. Here's what you'll need to do the cleaning yourself.
- Heavy-duty gloves
- Cleaning brush
- Vacuum cleaner
Here are four comprehensive steps to DIY duct cleaning
. You'll learn the different technique required to clean the walls and floors, along with proper grille removal and replacement.
Add this to your list of spring cleaning
tasks. With cleaner air ducts, you and your family will breath easier and live healthier. If you want to maintain pure air between cleanings, take appropriate steps to avoid the pollutants mentioned earlier, and consider using an air purifier. You can even make your own