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Moisture can have a significant impact on your ductwork and the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. It is crucial to understand how moisture affects your ductwork and the steps you can take to prevent damage and maintain optimal performance.

Ductwork is responsible for distributing heated or cooled air throughout your home or business. It is often located in areas that are prone to moisture, such as basements, crawl spaces, and attics. If moisture infiltrates your ductwork, it can lead to a range of issues.


One of the most common problems associated with moisture in ductwork is mold growth. Mold thrives in damp, dark environments, and ductwork provides the perfect conditions for mold to grow. When mold spores are present in your ductwork, they can be distributed throughout your home or business, leading to poor indoor air quality and potential health issues.

Rust & Corrosion

Moisture can also cause rust and corrosion in your ductwork. This can weaken the ducts, leading to leaks and other damage. Leaky ducts can result in a loss of conditioned air, leading to higher energy bills and reduced comfort levels.

Reduced Effectiveness

In addition to these issues, moisture can also cause insulation in your ductwork to become damp and lose its effectiveness. This can result in a loss of energy efficiency and reduced comfort levels.

Prevent Moisture Intrusion in Your Ductwork

To prevent these issues, it is essential to take steps to keep moisture out of your ductwork. Here are some tips to help you prevent moisture damage to your ductwork:

  1. Inspect your ductwork regularly for signs of moisture, such as condensation, rust, or mold growth. The Duck Squad can thoroughly clean your HVAC ductwork to remove moisture and harmful pathogens. We also clean dryer vents to keep them dry and flowing freely.
  2. Make sure your ductwork is properly insulated to prevent condensation from forming on the outside of the ducts. The Duck Squad can also insulate your ductwork so it operates more efficiently.
  3. Ensure that your HVAC system is properly sized and installed to prevent overcooling or overheating, which can lead to excess condensation.
  4. Keep your home or business well-ventilated to prevent moisture buildup.
  5. Repair any leaks or damage to your ductwork promptly to prevent moisture from infiltrating.
  6. Consider installing a dehumidifier to reduce excess moisture in your home or business.

By taking these steps, you can prevent moisture damage to your ductwork and maintain optimal performance from your HVAC system. If you suspect that your ductwork has been damaged by moisture, it is essential to have it inspected by a professional HVAC technician to prevent further damage and ensure your system is operating efficiently.

The Duck Squad in Orlando serves numerous central Florida communities with professional duct cleaning and insulating services. Contact us today to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Orlando Duct Cleaning Professionals

1026 28th Street, Suite 102
Orlando, FL 32805

Phone: (321) 655-4800


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What Are People Saying About Duck Squad

Orlando Duct Cleaning Professionals

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 12 reviews

  • Ari L.

    I had an awesome experience with Josh and his Duck Squad Company - set the appointment on a Wednesday, and he was able to come by Friday. I had purchased a new dryer and noticed that the 'check vent' light (red) was on, coupled with an AF code indicating there was an air flow problem. Since I had spent quite a bit on the dryer, I expected the 'good air flow' (green) light to be on! I contacted Lowes and they delivered me a new dryer, however same problem!! I knew then it was my vent problem and not a dryer problem. That's when I contacted Josh with Duck Squad. He was very personable and professional, even allowing me to lurk over his shoulder so I could see the mess he extracted from my dryer vent. Through discussion, it was clear that Josh is a family man and cares about conducting good business. And that he did! The green light is on and my drying time has significantly decreased! My only regret, is that I waited this long to get it cleaned and how much time, money, and energy was wasted from not doing so earlier. Thanks so much Josh and Duck Squad! I highly recommend!

  • David M.

    This was a great experience from start to finish. Friendly, informative staff in the office and the field. This was a great investment as we were all suffering from the mold in the ducts. We immediately began feeling better.

  • Jt S.

    Josh and Garrett are top knotch they were very attentive and explained every step to my wife and carried out the job without flaw. One of the very few company's that I don't have to worries about weather I am home or not in order to babysit. Great job guys and thanks again.

  • Brenda S.

    Very pleased with work performed by Josh, excellent results! We’ll recommend Duck Squad & Joshua to friends, family & neighbors.

  • Antje L.

    I had a problem with my clothes dryer. Made an appointment for the next day, service arrived super punctual. Josh Douglas cleaned out the dryer hose and dryer, solved the problem in no time. I would highly recommend this company and Josh in particular. He is very ethical and takes pride in his job. Thank you Josh!

  • Donovan Q

    Great high quality service, made sure everything was done precisely and was able to answer every question as well as give insightful suggestions. Above all else just a genuine loving person.

If you need insulation or duct cleaning in Orlando or the surrounding areas, please call (321) 655-4800, or complete our schedule your free estimate online.