Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Some Things You Don't Want in Your Ducts

Even though Alberta has one of the best climates in Canada, the combination of heat from summers and moisture from rain and snow still make the province a hotbed for harmful microbes and bacteria indoors. These things usually accumulate in the ducts and vents of HVAC systems, which is why various cleaning companies regard duct cleaning as one of their primary services. These microbes and bacteria vary in terms of the damage they can cause and the means by which they disperse throughout the household.

For example, airborne fungi like Cladosporium and Micromonospora faeni rely on the inflows of air ducts so that they can spread, causing a variety of respiratory ailments and allergic reactions to people. On the other hand, pollutants like tobacco smoke don’t need to use the duct network to disperse, although this makes their travel a lot easier. Pollutants can cause respiratory ailments and allergies as well, although they can cause other diseases like dyspnea.

Meanwhile, some household items leave behind particulates in the vents which are not necessarily harmful, although they can still cause complications in some people. Scents, hair sprays, dry-cleaning formulas, glues, liquid adhesives, and the like are known to cause nausea and vomiting in people with weak immune systems. Since they tend to linger just like biological and chemical pollutants, household particulates can only be removed with a thorough duct cleaning work.


  1. I have never thought much about duct cleaning, but it makes sense. Especially in Toronto where allergies are really high!!!

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  2. I think I might look for a service to do the furnace and duct cleaning for my home in Toronto. It has been far too long, and I think it will be a good thing to have done this summer when it is warm!

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