Having your home's ducts sealed is an essential step in guaranteeing a comfortable and draft-free living space. In some cases, it may be suitable to use sealants to encapsulate duct surfaces, such as when repairing damaged fiberglass insulation or combating fire damage. However, most organizations that deal with duct cleaning, including the EPA, NADCA, NAIMA, and SMACNA, do not currently recommend the routine use of sealants to encapsulate contaminants. Cleaning the air ducts can help reduce the amount of dirt and dust that accumulates inside them over time.
Nevertheless, if a service provider does not follow proper duct cleaning procedures, it can cause issues with indoor air quality. The most effective way to prevent contamination is to prevent water and dirt from entering the system in the first place. You may also consider having your air ducts sealed if they are clogged or too small for the air you need for a comfortable environment. Products designed for use in ducts or as ducts themselves are tested in accordance with standards established by UL, ASTM, and NFPA.
It is best to consult a professional to determine if air duct sealing services are the solution to your problem. At our company, we have been sealing ducts for homes in West Palm Beach, FL for many years, and we can do the same for you. Schedule a free consultation with our service experts today to ensure that your home's ducts are properly sealed and that you can enjoy a comfortable living space.