When Do You Need the Best Air Duct Cleaning Company in Houston?

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When do you need the best air duct cleaning company in Houston?

When do you need the best air duct cleaning company in Houston?  If you notice any of these top three issues with your air conditioning system, then you need to have your air ducts cleaned.

To help you find a great air duct cleaner, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has a checklist for homeowners.

#1. When you have mold growing in your air conditioning system or “black stuff” blowing out of your vents.

It’s always humid in Houston.

Well, almost always.

And when you have a lot of moisture in the air, you’re probably going to get condensation and moisture on surfaces.

In your A/C system, that moisture provides a nice, cozy, wet home for fungus.  Add in a little dirt and dust from your kids running in and out of the house, and the baby fungus growing in your a/c system will quickly become adult mold, spilling mold spores into your air every time the A/C turns on.

Here’s a great photo of an air vent that needs cleaning:

#2. When you have excess dust blowing out of your air conditioning system.

If you’re constantly dusting, that might be a sign that your supply plenum (the main a/c box in your attic) is clogged with dust.

Here’s what it might look like in there:

This is what the system looked like after we cleaned it:

It’s normal for dust and dirt to collect in your ductwork overtime.  Pet dander, construction dust: these things can lead to dust in your air ducts.

#3. When you notice an odor.

If your house smells “musty” or “mildewy”, you’re probably smelling the mold in your a/c.

If the mold is in the main supply plenum (the main box in your attic) you might not even see black stuff blowing out of the vents. But here’s what could be happening behind the scenes:

In that photo, every place that you see white is mold growth.

Gross, right?

But here’s what it looked like after we cleaned it:

If you are noticing any of these three issues, call us at 713-645-4611 to have your air ducts cleaned by the best duct cleaning company in Houston.