I’ve been seeing a lot of blogs where average people are giving other average people advice on how to seal their own air ducts without professional help.
- I’m going to give you three reasons as to why you should throw this advice in the garbage and hire a contractor to seal your ducts.
Reason number one is that you aren’t qualified to find every air leak that may be present. It’s common for people to miss air leaks because all of them aren’t obvious. Reason number two is that most people don’t apply the sealant properly and even when it dries, the air duct leak isn’t fully sealed and can reopen faster. Reason number three is that most people don’t buy the good type of sealant that is going to actually repair the air duct leak so that it lasts overtime, so even if you think the job is done, the leak may come back quicker than you think. Experienced technicians will know exactly where to find the leaks, how to apply the sealant, and what sealant will get the job done and make it last. I’m so sick of people thinking they are experts just from reading a blog or watching a video. People go to school for these things for a reason. Home repairs can be simple and it is possible for the average homeowner to do it correctly. My issue is that the information out there on the internet is so surface level and people don’t take the time to do diligent research to ensure they have all the information they need.