I recently noticed that cooking odors not only traveled throughout the whole house however lingered.
While the odor of a meat loaf baking is mouth-watering in the family room, it’s harshly unpleasant in the family rooms, but i realized that odors were getting pulled into the ductwork & spread to every room! As I paid closer attention, I found that there was a lot more dust floating around in the air & accumulating on surfaces.
I got suspicious that there was a complication with the duct system. We’ve lived in the house for nearly more than 2 years & never had any style of professional duct services performed. I hired a local Heating & A/C business to send a serviceman to inspect & test the operation of the ventilation system, then the tech concluded that there was a significant amount of debris buildup within the pipes. The excessive amounts of dust, pollen, dander, mold & even bugs & webs were blocking essential airflow, however since the maximum amount of air wasn’t reaching the intended endpoint, the furnace & a/c were forced to run longer & labor harder. The plan was consuming a lot more energy & experiencing greater wear & tear; Plus, every time the furnace or a/c started up, the contaminants within the ducts were becoming airborne & getting spread into our breathing air. This accumulation of dirt & grim was absorbing odors & carrying them to every room as well. The serviceman spent a little over an minute completing a thorough duct cleaning process, then she used a machine that looked entirely similar to an industrial sized vacuum cleaner to discottage mold & bacteria & suck up all of the pollutants.