ServiceMaster by Rice in Marion, Iowa is offering a fall Special. For the months of September and October, receive $30 off your home’s duct cleaning up to 15 vents.


By properly cleaning the air duct system homeowners protect their families from dust and other contaminants.  Air ducts provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungi, and other allergens.


Many air duct systems are located in a home’s basement.  Most have had a wet, damp or flooded basement in the past.  This moisture may cause mold or mildew to grow in and around the ductwork.  We would fog an anti-microbial into the system after the cleaning to prevent future growth.


Animal fur gets trapped in vents and builds up living germs, fungus, and allergy-causing bacteria.  Pet dander will still exist from a proviso owner and will cause reactions for people with allergies.  The fur and the dander can also hinder the efficiency of the HVAC system.  Clumps of hair will slow down the airflow of the entire system.


New homeowners may do constant ducting only to find the dust back the very next day.  The reason is that the dust continues to flow through the house and ductwork until it is properly cleaned.  Homes built today will have drywall dust and construction debris in the ductwork before the owner even moves in.


Years of dust, hair, pests and other debris in the ductwork will hinder the HVAC system’s airflow.  A proper cleaning will help remove the buildup and promote the proper airflow needed to run the system at its peak efficiency.  The spiders, insects, and rodents that have been living and dying in ducts for years will be cleaned out as well from a thorough cleaning.

When dirt and debris are removed from the ductwork, the fans and the motors that power a furnace no longer need to work as hard to distribute air.  Advising people to routinely get their air ducts inspected and serviced is important.  Not only does this properly maintain a home, but it keeps the quality of indoor air as pure as possible.