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Six Types Of Damage Your Home Could Experience If You Don't Replace Ducts When Necessary

by Anthony Graves

The condition of your air ducts can have a big impact on the overall condition of your home. That's why it's important to schedule duct replacement service in your home when you need it. With timely duct replacement, you can avoid numerous issues that could detract from your home's condition and value.

The following are six types of damage your home could experience if you don't replace ducts when necessary. 

Pest infestations

If your ducts are old and worn out, they will be easier for pests like rodents and bugs to penetrate. Over time, old ducts can lead to severe infestations in your home. Pest infestations can be very destructive. They also make living in a home less healthy because they spread bacteria. 

Premature HVAC wear and tear

When your ducts are old and have leaks in them, your HVAC equipment has to work harder to condition the interior air of your home.

Running HVAC equipment with old ducts can cause your HVAC equipment to wear out more quickly. This can lead to costly HVAC repair needs while also shortening the lifespan of your air conditioning and heating equipment. 

Mold growth

Old ducts often bring about moisture control issues because they allow condensation to form as a result of uneven temperatures. This moisture eventually causes mold to grow within the ducts. Over time, mold growth within the ducts can spread to other parts of a home as the ducts channel mold spores to the home's interiors. 

Unpleasant odors

Pests and mold within a home's ducts will cause unpleasant smells in the home over time. It can be difficult to get rid of the resulting unpleasant smells in a home after they take root.

A home might continue to smell bad even after ducts are replaced in the future. This means that neglecting duct replacement can permanently detract from the condition of a home. 

Poor indoor air quality

When ducts have holes in them, it's easy for pollutants such as pollen and dust to get into the interior air of a home. This will cause poor indoor air quality and can aggravate any respiratory conditions that a household's members suffer from. 

Debris accumulation around vents

When a home's ducts are in poor condition, the interior air of the home can get so dirty that debris can start to accumulate around vents as air is channeled through the home. Dirt and debris buildup around vents can be difficult to remove and can cause a home to permanently look dirty. 

To learn more about air duct replacement, contact a company like Elite Clean & Restoration.