Your home will quickly become an uncomfortable place to be if you notice smells in the ducts and don’t take steps to eliminate them. Trust that spraying air freshener to cover the odor will only make it worse. Your best bet of course, is to call in the professionals to take care of the problem and then have a company coat the ducts to help with future problems. Below you will find some tips for eliminating smells from ducts to help you along.
Call in the Professionals
The best way to eliminate smells from ducts is to call the professionals in to take care of it for you. You can have someone professionally repair the ducts and then have the ducts coated to ensure that mold, dust, grime, rust, dirt and other allergens don’t stick to the ducts and make your home uninhabitable.
Avoid Using Vinegar
Many people feel that if they use vinegar on the vents it will get rid of the odor. Not only does vinegar stink to high heaven, it also can damage the ducts, causing you tons of money in repairs and coating that you could have just sprung for to begin with.
Remove the Source of the Odor
There are many different things that can cause odors to crop up in your vents. From dead animals to dust and from dirt to mold and mildew, the best way to get rid of the smell is to remove the source of the odor. In many cases, the best way to do that is by calling in the professionals as they know what they are doing and will do it safely.
Odor Absorber (Temporary Fix)
While you’re waiting on the professionals to come out and take care of the smells in your ducts for you, you can buy odor absorber as a temporary fix. Baking soda works well in most cases. Remember, however, this is only a temporary fix and the odors will be back so call for help right away.
Never Ignore It
The one thing never to do is ignore the smells coming out of your vents. They will only get worse and could make you and your family sick in the long run.
These are just a few tips and tricks to help you get rid of smells in your vents. For more information on coating those same vents, contact the professionals at Duct Armor for an appointment.
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