The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning for Allergy and Asthma Sufferers

Air duct cleaning done on a regular basis can improve indoor air quality, reduce allergens in your home and provide relief for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Air duct cleaning can provide relief for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Springtime finds many people sneezing indoors just as much, if not more than outdoors. That is because indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution can case major heath problems especially for those that suffer from asthma or allergies. Coughing, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose and headaches are just a few examples.

Your indoor air is circulated through your HVAC system and ductwork. So if you have contaminants such as pollen, mold, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria or viruses in there, they are being circulated throughout your home multiple times a day.

Pollen Pollen can enter your home through open doors, windows or on clothing and can be spread throughout out home via your HVAC system.

Mold Mold can grow anywhere in your home. As it grows it releases airborne spores. These mold spores are tiny reproductive fungal cells that float through the air. According to Medical News Today ""all indoor environments have some mold spores in them.

Dust Mites Dust mites are not visible to the human eye. They are tiny creatures that feed off of pet and human dander. And "they may be the most common trigger of year round allergies and asthma" according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Pet Dander Pet Dander is microscopic pieces of skin shed by dogs, cats, rodents bird and other animals with feathers or fur. Pet dander can remain in the air for long periods of time and can easily stick to surfaces such as bedding, furniture and clothing.

Bacteria Certain types of bacteria can travel through the air and spread infections. These bacterias can also get in the ductwork and spread when your HVAC system runs.

Viruses No matter the season, viruses along with bacteria can get into your ductwork. Some viruses can remain airborne for hours, giving them plenty of time to get in your homes HVAC system and be distributed throughout your home.

Does cleaning air ducts help with allergies?

Allergies occur when the body's immune system sees a foreign substance as harmful and overreacts to it. By removing allergy causing substances from your homes ductwork

Cleaning your air ducts will improve your indoor air quality by removing unhealthy allergy causing contaminants like pollen and dust mites. It can eliminate odors caused by mold, mildew, pest and rodent feces. It will remove dust from the ductwork and air which is a major allergy contributor. So if you or your family members suffer from allergies, chances are cleaning your air ducts will alleviate allergy symptoms.

Can asthma be helped by cleaning your air ducts?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 26.5 million Americans suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the lungs and airways that causes coughing, chest tightening and wheezing. Many indoor air pollutants can be triggers for asthma sufferers. They can irritate and cause breathing issues. Just like with allergies, removing those irritants from the air can provide relief to asthma sufferers.

What are the benefits of cleaning your air ducts?

Air duct cleaning has many benefits. By cleaning your homes air ducts you are not only improving your indoor air quality, you are removing pollutants like pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites, bacteria and viruses from the air you are breathing. This can provide health benefits to your entire family.

It also improves the efficiency of your HVAC system. Once dust and other debris accumulate in the ductwork it can impede air flow. This leads to cold and hot spots within your home. Your system will have to work harder to try and evenly distribute air. This results in more energy being used and higher energy bills. By cleaning the ductwork it can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and cut down on those heating and cooling bills.

Cleaning air ducts can remove odors within the home. Overtime unwanted odors get trapped in the ductwork. These can be tobacco, paint fumes, mildew, cleaning agents or food and more. When these are left they can attract rodents into the ductwork which can leave feces. Some rodents can get trapped in the ductwork and die causing horrible odors. Cleaning the ductwork can get rid of the odors and make the air you breath more pleasant.

Dust particles are blown throughout your indoor air. These land on furniture, appliances and floors. If you notice yourself needing to dust often, cleaning your air ducts will help eliminate the dust.

Is getting your air ducts and HVAC system cleaned right for your home?

Air duct cleaning has been proven to provide many benefits to your home and health. At AirDuct Clean our highly trained technicians will walk you through the cleaning process, answer any questions or concerns you may have and treat your home like ours. With years of experience Air Duct Clean takes pride in improving indoor air quality for our customers.

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Residential Air Duct Cleaning

Residential Air Duct Cleaning

Our air duct cleaning service involves removing all the dust, dirt, debris, pet dander and mold spores from your air ducts. This improves the quality of your indoor air and extends the useful life of your air filters and HVAC system.

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Since the ductwork is above the ceiling and typically out of sight it is easy to not think about having it cleaned. However, dirty ductwork is the perfect breeding ground for mites, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other poisons that are toxic to the work environment. The only way to completely remove these pollutants is through routine HVAC System Cleaning.

Dryer vent lint all over yard after cleaned out

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Not all lint is caught by your lint screen. Some of it is pushed through your dryer vent where the highly-flammable material catches and sticks in the crevices. Regular dryer vent cleaning removes all of the lint and clothing fibers from your dryer vent.

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Dryer Vent Line Repair

Often we find that dryer lines need replacing or repairing from behind the dryer. We also, find many other problematic areas through our inspections of your dryer lines. We find that not all dryers lines are installed properly.

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