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It’s likely that you’veheard about duct cleaning in Melbourne before without knowing why it’s important. When you think about it, you’ll vacuum, mop or sanitise every other item in your home to protect your family from the contaminants that can collect on surfaces. So why wouldn’t you also clean the disgusting pathogens that can accumulate in the duct work of your home? Some of these types of debris include:

  • Pet hair

  • Pollen

  • Rodent droppings

  • Cobwebs 

  • Dead insects

  • Fabric fibres

  • Bacteria

  • Mould spores 

  • Insulation particles 

All of these items can also absorb disgusting odours, such as cigarette smoke and cooking smells. Here are some of the problems that can occur from having such nasty elements in your ductwork. 

Problem 1: Watery Eyes

If you have a problem with your eyes feeling watery, you could blame the issue on the debris trapped inside the air ducts of your home. When the air conditioner or furnace turns on, you might noticeyour watery eyes get worse as some of the debris is forced into the climate-controlled air.

Problem 2: Chronic Coughing

When you or your children are coughing constantly, your first step will likely be to remove as much duct as possible from your home.But if there’s debris lurking in the ductwork of your house, then the dust, fibres and mould spores will continue to settle on every surface of your home. 

Problem 3: Itchy Skin 

Debris from air ducts can also settle on your skin, causing you to feel itchy. If you want to alleviate the problems associated with itchy skin, professional duct cleaning in Melbourne is essential. 

Problem 4: Mould Growth

When there’s a large amount of debris in the ductwork, it can become damp from the humidity. This moisture can then lead to mould growth. As climate-controlled air circulates the ducts, the mould particles canbe spread throughout your home. 

Problem 5: Hot and Cold Spots

If one area of your home feels too hot or too cold, then it could be because the climate-controlled air isn't circulating properly in your ducts. In some cases, there are dense blockages of debris in certain areas of the ducts, making it impossible to keep every room in your home at the proper temperature. 

Problem 6: Sinus Congestion

Do you wake up each morning with a stuffy nose or a sinus headache that’s caused by congestion? Rather than assuming that you have a cold, think about all of the allergens that might be lurking in your home's ductwork. By removing the debris that’s causing your headaches and stuffy nose, you can feel better each day. 

Problem 7: Disgusting Odours

While you can open the windows to air out your house or use room fresheners such as potpourri or sprays, if your home's air ducts are filled with smelly debris, you won’t be able to get rid of the odour.

Problem 8: Higher Energy Bills

If you’ve noticed an increase in your home’s energy bills, then your air ducts might be filled with debris that’s preventing the proper flow of climate-controlled air. When your home’s climate-control devices have to work harder to heat or cool your home, this can also damage the components of your system, requiring an expensive repair. 


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