The “junk” that accumulates in your air ducts, circulates your home, and degrades the quality of the indoor air is a topic that duct cleaning experts frequently discuss.

You’ve probably heard that it’s crucial to regularly clean your air ducts, vents, and filters. Improving interior air quality by including air duct cleaning in the plans sounds great. But have you ever thought about the consequences of not cleaning your air ducts? Dirty air could have a more detrimental influence on your family than you think. See what some of the odd items that might be in your vents do to the body.

Some of the things that could be found in your ductwork are pollen, viruses, germs, bacteria, dust and dust mites, dander, fungi, spores, chemicals, etc.

There are some usual signs that you or your family may be experiencing and could be brought on by unclean air ducts. Those could be signs like lethargy, headaches, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, rashes, asthma attack, or difficulty breathing.

Your health could be harmed by dirty air ducts in several ways.

1. Respiratory illnesses and infections      
If your family seems unwell than normal and exhibits symptoms like coughing, sneezing, sore throats, runny noses, nasal congestion, headaches, and low-grade fevers, it may be due to unclean air ducts. If your air ducts are not cleaned, these issues could deteriorate into a lower respiratory illness like bronchitis or pneumonia.

2. Makes you feel exhausted
As their bodies work to fend off the bacteria in the air caused by dirty air ducts, your family may begin to feel weary, run-down, and generally unwell while at home.

3. Sinus infections or frequent common cold

Germs and viruses may be invading your family members’ sinuses as they circulate through the air in your home, which might lead to disease. The same bacteria that causes the typical cold and all of its symptoms can harm not only the sinuses but the entire body.

Give us a call if you or a member of your household is exhibiting any of these signs and you think that dirty air ducts are to blame.