4 Reasons to Consider Duct Cleaning

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Home air quality is top of mind with most homeowners today regarding how it impacts the overall health of our families. COVID-19 and social distancing have made us all acutely aware of the air we breathe and how we protect ourselves from unwanted airborne particles. Thorough cleaning of your home’s air ducts by Crawford Services, Inc. is the best way to protect the health of your family at home.

Dust And Allergens

Spring is the dust and allergy season in our area. Allergens and dust commonly come from:

  • Grass and Plants
  • Pets
  • Skin and Hair

These allergens and dust collect not only on the interior surfaces of our home but inside our air ducts. The air filters in our HVAC systems can contain a large percentage of these air-borne particles but they can’t catch 100%.

Cleaning your air ducts removes the allergens and dust particles your air filter can’t catch and prevents recirculation of dirty air throughout your home. This cleans the air and improves air quality for you and your family removing these air-borne offenders from the air we breathe in our homes. This results in a steep reduction of allergen triggers and dust that affect people with respiratory issues and allergies alike.


Removal of moisture from your air ducts keeps your ventilation system healthier. Changes in air temperature cause condensation in HVAC systems and when that moisture is allowed to collect in air ducts, it sets up an excellent environment for mold to grow. Many times there is no odor to clue homeowners in that there is moisture in their air ducts at the time.

The moisture in your air ducts serves as a trash magnet collecting air-borne particles and mold spores that can be dislodged by the air in the system and circulated throughout your home.  This is how mold and dampness can make people sick as they then breathe the circulated air in. Common symptoms from mold and moisture in your home’s air ducts include:

  • Increasing Asthma Symptoms
  • Coughing And Wheezing
  • Sore Throat
  • Allergic Reactions
  • And More…

Bacteria And Viruses

Air-borne viruses and bacteria have never been more top of mind than today. Keeping your family in areas of higher air quality is paramount for reducing exposure to potentially infectious diseases. There are ways to effectively disinfect the air we breathe indoors, however, the air ducts need to be cleaned as well.

Regular professional air duct cleaning includes sweeps and brushes that physically remove unwanted particulates, as well as eco-friendly foggers that disinfect the ducts so your air is not contaminated in delivery to the rooms of your home.

Pets And Pests

Pets and pests contribute to the dust and allergen load in your home’s HVAC system. Air filters catch most of the allergens and dust, but not all of it. Therefore, keeping the air ducts clean in a home with pets is a higher priority.

Pests like rodents and insects bring air-borne particulates of their own into our air space. Things like:

  • Fecal Matter
  • Dander
  • Debris
  • Waste Materials
  • And More…

No one wants to breathe these substances in or be in contact with them. Once the pests reach your air ducts, your HVAC system then circulates their particulates around the home.

Call Crawford Services Inc. Today

Regular professional air duct cleanings by Crawford Services, Inc. improves the air quality of your home. Learn more about keeping your home and family healthier by speaking with one of our experts in the Dallas – Fort Worth area today.