Rental property: the value of duct cleaning

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If you own rental units, you know that keeping them clean in between renters is no easy task. Every move-out means fresh paint, clean floors, and a scrubbed-up bathroom. But what about your vents and air ducts? 

The ducts in your rental building or unit are comprised of an intricate web of channels and tubes that circulate air and maintain indoor temperatures. All too often, air ducts are hiding odours, dust, debris, and even pests. 

There are lots of reasons why getting the ducts in a rental property cleaned is an excellent idea. It can increase air quality, improve tenant satisfaction and best of all, lower your operating costs. 

Happier tenants

Over time, ducts accumulate dust, allergens, and even mold, turning your tenants’ home into a sneeze-inducing, cough-producing nightmare. Rental properties are especially susceptible to excess dust. 

Your tenants may not clean very often, something over which you have no control. Depending on the structure of your rental property, this extra dirt and dust may circulate to other units through the ductwork. As well, frequent moves generate more dust and debris. Movers, packing boxes, and all the personal belongings of rotating tenants track in extra debris. Having the ducts professionally cleaned by a reliable company like ours can ensure that your rental units maintain a high level of cleanliness and air quality. 

Although it may seem easier to ignore ducts, allowing allergens to accumulate can negatively impact your rental units. Dirty ducts contribute to allergies and respiratory symptoms, and can allow unpleasant odours to recirculate throughout the building. If tenants smoke, this can cause problems for the rest of your renters as well.  

By taking care of the air quality and reducing odours in your rental properties, you’ll improve tenant satisfaction. This is beneficial in attracting quality, long term tenants. You’ll also be demonstrating your commitment to taking care of the property and keeping it in excellent shape, which will help to inspire your tenants to do the same. 

Lower costs 

Clean air ducts not only contribute to better air quality but also improve the efficiency of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. If ducts are clogged with dirt and debris, it forces your system to work harder to push air through. This can lead to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills, as well as unnecessary wear and tear on the HVAC system itself. 

If your HVAC system is forced to work harder to circulate air through clogged ducts, you’re more likely to face costly and inconvenient repairs. This can be especially challenging to manage in a rental unit, since those repairs will cause disruption for your tenants. It’s much better to take proactive steps to maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system by ensuring that ductwork is cleaned regularly, saving you from the headache and expense of unexpected repairs. It’s a win-win situation!

In addition to lowering your energy and repair bills, you’ll also avoid being held accountable for inadequately meeting your obligations under the Minimum Housing and Health Standards. Regular professional duct cleanings will ensure that your HVAC system can maintain minimum heating standards and also avoid encouraging pest infestations. 

Ducts are vitally important to any property. They circulate air and ensure everyone’s comfort and health by maintaining air quality and reliable temperatures. Since rental properties are more susceptible to dust and debris, landlords should be aware that regular duct cleaning can protect their investment, reduce their costs, and contribute to tenant satisfaction. 

Whyte Ridge can provide your rental property with the highest quality duct cleaning. Our reliable service is sure to put you and your tenants at ease!