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Why You Need Air Duct Sanitization

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Making sure every aspect of your home is clean and hygienic has never been more important than it is today. That means every aspect of your home, from the countertops and doorknobs, to the bathroom facilities, appliances and everything else, including the air ducts. “The air ducts?” Yes, the air ducts. Especially the air ducts.

You wouldn’t eat off of unsanitary dishes. You wouldn’t use unsanitary utensils. You wouldn’t put up with a dirty, unsanitary bathroom. Why would you accept dirty, unsanitary air ducts? Bacteria, mold spores, various allergens, and even viruses are airborne phenomena and it is the ducts that distribute the air throughout your house. Sanitizing the air ducts is much more than a luxury service, it’s essential home maintenance. For state-of-the-art air duct sanitization in Arvada, call Steve’s.

What is Air Duct Sanitization?

The name is pretty self-explanatory. It is the process of sanitizing the air ducts. This is done to remove potentially problematic microbes that may be lurking in cracks and crevices. Sometimes stubborn patches of dirt in duct joints are able to withstand the air duct cleaning process. These dirty areas can harbor all kinds of microscopic life that is then distributed throughout the house by the HVAC system.

During air duct sanitization these areas are permeated by the sanitizing agent and any living organisms within are neutralized. The exact method used to sanitize ducts will vary from house to house and may include UV light, or some type of FDA-approved liquid disinfectant. Whichever method is used you can be sure we never introduce potentially harmful or unapproved sanitizing agents into your duct work. Ever.

Air duct sanitizing can also address a host of foul odors resulting from things such as bacteria, mold and mildew, smoke from cooking, foul odors from dirty ovens, tobacco smoke, odors resulting from septic tank backups and more.

What are the Benefits of Having the Air Ducts Sanitized?

The benefits of the air duct sanitization process can be broken down into three basic categories:

  • Eliminating potentially dangerous microbes - There are numerous types of microbial life that can elude the air duct cleaning process by clinging to obscure parts of the air ducts. Sanitizing the air ducts will eliminate them and render your ductwork safe and hygienic.
  • Eliminating foul odors - As we mentioned above, foul odors that get repeatedly recycled by the air ducts have many potential causes. Sanitizing the air ducts can help eliminate these odors once and for all.
  • Better overall health for you and your loved ones - If your air ducts are no longer circulating microbes, mold spores, and harmful bacteria everyone in the house will benefit. Especially those with allergies or those who suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis.

Isn’t Air Duct Sanitizing the Same as Air Duct Cleaning?

They are not the same thing, but they are two sides of the same coin. There are many such examples of complementary processes that should be done at the same time such as washing and waxing your car, shoveling and sanding the walk, mowing and edging the lawn and brushing and flossing your teeth. Cleaning and sanitizing the air ducts is similar. One should always be done in conjunction with the other to ensure the ducts are as clean and hygienic as they can be.

Who Should Have Their Air Ducts Sanitized?

Not every homeowner needs air duct sanitization, but if any of the following apply to you, you should call the pros at Steve’s and arrange an appointment.

  • If you have never had your air ducts sanitized you should make an appointment with Steve’s Air Duct Service to have them both cleaned and sanitized ASAP.
  • If it has been more than a year since you have had the ducts sanitized you should schedule an appointment.
  • If your home has recently undergone renovation or remodeling work it is important that you have the ducts thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.
  • If you have recently had landscaping or other work done to your property that entailed digging up the yard, you should have your air ducts cleaned and sanitized.
  • If someone in your home has recently had the coronavirus you should have the air ducts sanitized as soon as they recover.
  • If none of the above apply to your Arvada home, or if your home is brand new, there is likely no reason to have the air ducts sanitized. But if there is reason to believe that your air ducts may be dirty, then you should call Steve’s Air Duct Cleaning now.

Steve’s Air Duct Service: A Name You Can Trust

We have been helping the people in this part of Colorado keep their carpets hygienic and looking like new for more than 42 years. In that time we have also branched out into other services, including air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and more. When you enlist the services of Steve’s Air Duct Service you can be sure you will get quality work at a reasonable price.

We are part of the community here and are totally committed to the wellbeing of local residents. We live and work here and count many of the residents as both customers and friends. We are also fully licensed and insured so you can rest easy knowing your interests are always accounted for. To arrange for air duct sanitization call Steve’s today at 303-530-4900. We look forward to hearing from you.

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