Your duct system functions as the respiratory system of your home. When it becomes contaminated and congested, it should be cleaned so it can ‘breathe’ normally and efficiently.
The Air You Breathe Indoors Can Be Up To 70 Times More Polluted Than Outdoor Air…
You typically spend over 20 hours a day indoors and it may be making you sick! During the 1960’s and 1970’s our attention was focused on the pollution of our outdoor environment, but recently our concern has shifted to the pollution of the air we breathe indoors.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indoor air pollution is American’s #1 environmental health problem.
Breathing problems are the most common. Headaches, burning eyes, aching throats, sinus congestion and loss of energy are symptoms often mistaken for common colds or viruses.
Changes in construction have made homes and offices airtight for efficiency reasons. Outdoor air at least gets blown away and replaced by cleaner, fresh air. But indoor air remains trapped and pollutants settle while more get tracked in daily adding to the collection. This creates a serious health problem.
50% Of All Illnesses Are Caused By Or Aggravated By Polluted Indoor Air.
One in 6 people & one in 3 families—suffer from allergies. Additionally, poor air quality can cause or trigger a number of lung diseases and respiratory conditions.
You can’t see the things that cause allergies and other illness – they’re way too small! For example, the dust mite is the cause of allergies in over 23 million US homes. Dust mites leave a residue in your carpets and furniture which cause many allergic reactions. There are other pollutants which produce allergic reactions – pollen, animal dander, mold and tobacco residue.
Children, elderly people and people with breathing problems are extremely susceptible to airborne allergens.
The American Lung Association reports that controlling allergies and asthma begins at home. By reducing the allergens around your home that trigger attacks, you can breathe easier and reduce your susceptibility to future episodes.
When it comes to allergies, there are thousands of irritants that can potentially cause allergy and asthma attacks, but researchers estimate that at least 80% of these attacks are triggered by 1 common culprit: Dust Mite Feces.
Sounds nasty, doesn’t it? It is! Have you ever seen a dust mite up close? Chances are you wouldn’t. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that lurk about your home unseen. When magnified, however, these itty, bitty insects look like spiders!
Seven thousand of these creatures can fit on a single fingernail! Up to two hundred million dust mites can infest your home at any given time, and they can double their population in ten hours! But that’s not the real problem. The real problem is that each dust mite can produce up to 40 pieces of feces a day. It’s protein in the feces that causes most allergy and asthma attacks.
For a healthier indoor environment, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommends:
Do You Know What’s Hiding In Your Air Ducts?
Besides settling in your carpets and furniture, these particles also get trapped in your heating and air conditioning system. The problem is your home’s ventilation system has a filter which is less than 7% efficient. So each time this unit kicks on it just blows these contaminants back into the air you and your family breathe. These contaminants build-up in your air ducts, carpets and furniture getting worse and causing more harm each day.
Dr. Michael Berry Of The EPA Claims The Leading Cause Of Poor Indoor Air Quality I Poor Maintenance. “…every time carpet and fabrics are emptied of their pollutant build-up through professional cleaning methods, there is tremendous health benefits.”
You can’t see what’s hiding in your air ducts without climbing and shinning a flash light down them. Carpet and upholstery fabrics hide soil too. You need to clean for health and not just for appearance. When your carpets, upholstery or air ducts begin to look dirty they are actually filthy and FILTHY carpets, upholstery and air ducts are a health risk!
What Can You Do To Improve The Quality Of The Air You Breathe Indoors?
The air duct system and carpeting of your home or office must be professionally cleaned periodically to remove trapped contaminants before they build-up and are released back into the air. Giving you the assurance that the air you breathe is the cleanest, freshest possible.
If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s time to have your air duct system professionally cleaned.