Winter is here. Many of you are likely sick of all the holiday music, cold mornings, lack of sunshine and early sunsets that the last season of the year can bring. If it’s any consolation, 2019 and spring are around the corner. But before we get there, we have to battle through what can be one of the ugliest seasons of all. That’s not to say winter is ugly, but there’s a secret, hidden season everyone forgets about. That’s right: it’s flu season.
Clean Air Stops the Spread of Illness
If you haven’t already gotten your flu shot yet, that’s definitely a smart thing to do. Preparing yourself for what could be the worst flu season on record is worth almost any cost, especially when you consider what’s at stake; lost time and money at work, missing important days at school, maybe even the lives of your family members if the conditions are poor enough. But aside from getting your flu shot, washing your hands regularly and using proper hygiene, there’s another way you can prevent the spread of winter disease through your home. Believe it or not, getting your air ducts cleaned is one of the best ways to ensure that your home stays illness-free this winter.
Is the Air in Your Home Contaminated?
Did you know that the air indoors can be as high as 70 times more contaminated than the air outside? If you don’t regularly air out your home, clean your air ducts or use certain types of disinfecting spray, your air quality will take a massive hit. You’ll notice. Symptoms of poor air that you never had before will start to arise: a clogged nose, irritated eyes and skin, an unpleasant stale smell. Not only that, but your air ducts can build up with all sorts of different contaminants like dust and mold spores, and if that happens, that dirty air will spread all around your home as your filtration system does its job, none the wiser.
Say someone in your home gets sick, or manages to bring in sick germs from the outside. When that someone coughs, those germs fly into the air, and are then circulated around the house through your air ducts and the air filtration system in your home. This encourages the spread of the flu, colds, and other winter sicknesses along with those symptoms mentioned earlier. It can also agitate those in your household who are already sick or suffer from sensitivities to the cold weather. Your air quality and filtration system is not smart enough to discern good air from bad air. That’s why you need an expert, an expert like us at DuctVac Northwest, to clean and service your ducts and keep them in pristine condition, so you can face flu season with confidence.
Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Give you and your family some peace of mind before the holidays. Call DuctVac Northwest today for a free estimate and see how we can protect your home from flu season.