duct cleaningThe ducts that distribute air in your home are hidden behind your ceilings and walls, so how can you tell when they need to be cleaned? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), duct cleaning is necessary when certain conditions exist. If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions, have an HVAC contractor examine the ducts to judge whether you’d benefit from professional cleaning.

Excessive Dust and Debris in the Ducts

Are you frequently cleaning debris from the supply grilles? Is someone in the home suffering from worsening asthma, allergy attacks or an unexplained illness? If so, remove the registers and use a flashlight to look down the ducts. If you can see heavy deposits of debris, ducting cleaning may be necessary.

Musty Odors and Mold Growth

If you’re getting musty odors and see brownish-black patches on the registers, inside the ductwork or on other HVAC components, have your system tested for mold. Talk to your HVAC pro about controlling high humidity in the ducts, since this is a key factor in mold growth. Along with cleaning the ductwork to get rid of mold, you need to solve the underlying causes as well.

Signs of Vermin Infestation

When rodents or insects invade ducts, droppings, body parts and bacterial or viral contaminants can enter your home’s air supply. If you hear scuttling sounds from the ducts or see any evidence that vermin have moved in, contact an exterminator to get rid of the pests. Once they’re gone, have the ducts professionally cleaned to restore good air quality.

The EPA also advises hiring a duct cleaning specialist who follows the right procedures to avoid contaminating your air supply or damaging HVAC system components. For peace of mind, look for a contractor who adheres to National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) standards.

Learn more about duct cleaning from Griffith Energy Services, or give us a call at (888) 474-3391 to schedule an appointment!

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

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Griffith Energy Services

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