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Why You Need Both Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning

Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:32 am

The ductwork in your home is designed to maintain a sealed environment—from your heater and air conditioner all the way to the room vents; this prevents loss of pressure. But this enclosed system also means it’s difficult to avoid a dust build-up inside the ducts, and after a few years it can get quite dirty in there. Even though you can’t see the inside of your home’s ductwork, it’s important to have it as clean as possible.

The same is true for the vent on your dryer, another system often hidden from sight. This vent exhausts excess hot air from your dryer to the outside, and a dust and dirt contamination inside can cause problems that you definitely want to avoid.

Here’s why it’s important that you schedule cleaning for both your ductwork and your dryer vent if you’ve neglected them for too long. Next Generation handles dryer vent and duct cleaning in Melbourne, FL. One call can take care of both jobs.

Why clean your ducts: The EPA has identified poor indoor air quality as a major health risk to Americans. Because our homes are tightly protected against the outdoors with insulation and seals around doors and windows, fresh air has little chance of getting in, and bad air little chance of getting out. If your ducts becomes clogged with dust, dirt, pollen, dander, and other pollutants, your indoor air can become less than ideal for your and your family. This can lead to respiratory trouble, eye irritation, coughing, sinus congestion, and headaches.

In addition, a dirty set of ducts will lower the efficiency of your home comfort system, making it work harder to maintain its target temperature. This will raise your power bills and make your system age faster, requiring more repairs and possibly an early replacement.

Why clean your dryer vent: If the vent from your dryer becomes clogged, the difficulty releasing exhaust will make your dryer expend extra energy to dry your clothes. You’ll end up with damp clothes—and higher energy bills. But more importantly, a dirty vent poses a potential fire hazard. The heat inside the vent can cause the trapped lint to ignite. Having the vent clear of excess obstructions will keep you and your family safer.

As alarming as problems from contaminated ducts and dryer vents sound, you can solve both problems with professional cleaning. You’ll have a difficult time doing the work yourself, and you don’t want to risk causing ruptures in ducts or damage to your dryer. Rely on experts to take care of it. When you want dryer vent and duct cleaning in Melbourne, FL, call Next Generation for fast, high quality work.

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