Has duct cleaning been shown to prevent health problems?
Contrary to popular belief, duct cleaning has NOT been shown to prevent health problems. According to studies by the American Lung Association, there is no scientific evidence currently available to conclusively demonstrate that particle levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts! In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does NOT recommend that you should clean your air ducts regularly. Instead they recommend to only clean air ducts when needed. If you find that health problems are due to the results of contaminants from indoor air it is important to first identify that the ducts are in deed part of the problem. Often times the source of the problem will remain elsewhere. If you do decide to have your ducts cleaned, be sure to verify that the service provider takes the necessary steps to protect you from exposure to chemicals used during the process as well as dislodged pollutants that may remain. Be sure to vacate during the process and filter the air in your house d