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The Importance of Ducts and Attic Maintenance

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Have you thought of cleaning your ducts and attic recently? When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned or your attic checked out? By now it may seem like a vaguely terrifying prospect as you may have mold in your ducts or rats in the attic, neither of which are options any homeowner would want to deal with. As with many things in life, prevention is better than cure and regular maintenance will ensure that you never have to deal with rodent removal or moldy ducts.

While it is important to keep your home clean to avoid any form of insect or rodent infestation, it is also important to keep your ducts and attic clean to avoid the same thing. Doing so will also ensure that you become more energy efficient and save money on costly repairs and rodent removal as well.

Ducts

If your ducts aren’t functioning at optimal levels, you will end up spending more on your utility bill as your air conditioning unit won’t perform as well as it should. There are many things that can cause your duct to become less efficient such as leakages or dirt build-up, but over time you will end up with more costly expenses in order to clean, repair or even replace your air ducts.  Things to take note of include irregularly high utility bills or unidentifiable odors in your home, which may be indicative of mold, which could have an adverse impact on your health.

Attic

Attic crawl space clean-up does not sound appealing, especially if you take into consideration what you may come face to face with. Depending on your home, your attic could either be a place of mysterious wonder, a home for precious memories, or it could be home to vermin. Vermin are a lot harder to get rid of as you’ll need to not only find their entry point and seal it up, but also ensure that all droppings and urine are dealt with to avoid attracting more vermin. While tossing rat poison in your attic may seem like a good way to remove rodents, you will need to face the nauseating prospect of finding the body of the recently deceased rodent and removing it before it decomposes in your attic.

At the end of the day, your attic is not the only thing that is susceptible to vermin; vermin can infiltrate your ducts as well. By making use of professional contractors to clean and maintain your attics and ducts you can ensure that your home is free of vermin and any form of fungus build-up. It’s especially important to note that the longer you leave a problem, the more expensive it will be to solve it.

At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric we’re here to help you.  We provide a large range of duct and attic services specifically designed to help you rest easy. If you have any questions about our services, feel free to get in touch today! Remember, if you have a problem – We Can Fix It!

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