Duct Cleaning After the Flood

If your home flooded and the air conditioner cycled numerous rounds of contaminated air through your vents and potentially your home…you probably want to consider duct cleaning. United Fire and Water recommends duct cleaning AFTER all reconstruction is complete- if you have them cleaned and then they are recontaminated with sheet rock dust, that is an unnecessary expense for you.

Duct Cleaning

Duct Cleaning After the Flood

To a large degree, whether or not there’s something dangerous growing in your ducts depends on a number of factors. The cleanliness and age of your home is important, as well as the air quality in the surrounding environment. Additionally, factors like water damage, air quality due to mold damage, humidity, etc. play a large part.

Some of these are things which you can control, others are entirely out of your hands. If you’re concerned about the state of the duct work in your home and the possibility of health problems due to contaminants from mold or flooding damage present in your ducts, you may want to call United Fire and Water Damage to clean your air ducts.

How do you know if you need to call in an expert?

Let’s start with the facts: many duct systems, especially older or poorly maintained systems, can act as a reservoir for dust, bacteria, mold and other fungi. Some of these contaminants are relatively benign, assuming that no one in your household is allergic. Others can pose a serious health risk and have a dramatic negative impact on indoor air quality in your home.

While the environmental conditions aren’t the same in any two homes, there are a few signs to look for. If you spot any of these it’s probably time to call United Fire and Water for your professional duct cleaning!

  • Development of allergies or the flare up of existing allergies
  • Illness among members of your household with no obvious cause
  • Visible dust and dirt on and around your home’s air vents*
  • Visible growth of mold on or around air vents
  • A musty odor coming from your vents

United Fire & Water Damage of LA, LLC Offers These Services

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation – LA State Lic #250487
  • Reconstruction Services – LA State Lic #555937

United Fire &  Water Damage of LA, LLC services all of Southern Louisiana and can typically be on site for any restoration related emergency within 2 hours of first notice. 60 minutes in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Call us today at 225-401-6568 for more info

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Even though a year has now passed since the flood of 2016, many people are finding mold in their previously flooded home or business.

If you are looking at buying a previously flooded home, you may wonder what you can do for some assurance the home was treated properly for mold.

With all the rain and humidity we’ve been having here in South Louisiana, it’s no wonder we are receiving questions about moldy air ducts.