Air Ducts are not something most people spend a lot of time thinking about. They fall into the “out of sight out of mind” category. Even immaculately clean homes can have dirty air ducts. Consider for a moment that the air in your home, the air you and family breathe every day, flows through your heating and cooling air ducts.
Look at the list below; do any of these apply to your home or business?
- The desire to breathe fresh air
- Recently bought a home
- Decrease your energy costs
- A sensitivity to dust
- After a remodeling project
- As part of any water damage clean up
- Reduce a fire hazard
- Save time on household chores
- After having your carpets cleaned
Air duct cleaning should be a part of the regular maintenance you perform on your home
Air duct cleaning should be a part of the regular maintenance you perform on your home. Air duct cleaning is one of the most beneficial things you can do to help ensure your families' health. Dirty air ducts can harbor dust, molds, and allergens. Which can and will, affect your entire families' health. Think I'm ringing alarm bells for no reason, consider the following.
In 1976, at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, 29 people became sick and eventually died from Legionnaires Disease. It was discovered that the illness that took these lives originated in the dirty air ducts of the hotel they were staying in at the time. That was an extreme case, where all the wrong things came together at the wrong time, but these 29 deaths could have been avoided if the hotel had used an air duct cleaning service.
According to Total Health and Better Health Magazines, one out six people who suffer from allergies does so due to fungi and other allergens from dirty air ducts. According to the American College of Allergist 50 percent of all illnesses are either caused by or aggravated by polluted indoor air. Air duct cleaning is a simple thing that can help alleviate these problems and ensure your families' health.
Fiberglass filters do little to protect your heating and cooling system and even less to protect your family or workers. Air duct cleaning is a simple process that is not prohibitively, intrusive or time consuming but can pay tremendous dividends in how healthy an environment you breathe in can be.