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How Air Duct Cleaning Can Reduce Or Prevent Allergies

air duct cleaning helps reduce allergies

Many homeowners don’t realize the impact that air vents can have on their health. When air duct cleaning in your home aren’t facilitated for long periods of time, this can result in allergy and asthma. While cleaning your vents isn’t as exciting as going on vacation, it can prevent a number of adverse health conditions. In truth, air vents are easy to ignore, as they are not the most visible part of the house, and it can take months or years for them to accumulate enough dirt to cause problems. However, once the problems start, they can be severe, and cleaning vents which haven’t been touched in years can be tedious.

 What happens when vents become dirty?

As time passes, vents will collect dirt, dust and grime. Spiders often select these locations to build webs. The air that passes through the vent collects all these things, and then transmits them all over the house. If you or someone in your household suffers from asthma, this can make the condition worse. A vent that is blocked defeats the purpose of why it was installed in the first place, which is to circulate fresh air around the home in order to provide ventilation.

Sometimes mold appears on air ducts. When this happens the spores will be spread around the house, and anyone who is allergic to these spores will be affected by them. Many allergies don’t have specific symptoms, so it can be difficult to pinpoint the problem. If you or someone in your household is complaining of allergies, before visiting the doctor you should inspect your air vents.

Dirty vents exacerbate asthma and allergies

Clean, fresh air is a necessity for virtually all living things, but for those who suffer from asthma it is even more important. This lung disease causes a reduction in the width of the air pipes, which creates swelling. As a result, people who have asthma have breathing difficulties, and may have asthma attacks if they are exposed to spores, pollen, dirt or cigarette smoke.  Someone who has asthma must avoid anyplace which will cause them breathing difficulties, which includes their home if it lacks proper ventilation.

In the past, dirty air ducts weren’t a major problem since many people worked outdoors. Due to advances in technology and sociological changes within society, more people are spending time indoors rather than outdoors. This has led to an increase in allergy problems, and has necessitated the importance of having quality ventilation.

Most people pay little attention to their air vents, and the few that do are often too busy to clean them. It is easy to procrastinate when it comes to this sort of thing, and that is what many people do. However, the longer you wait to clean it, the harder it will be to clean. Those that are too busy to clean their vents should contact a professional that can come and do it for them, hassle free!

AIR DUCT

Process in which a skilled, and certified technician, uses “POWER VAC” to remove dust, dirt, and other contaminants from the HVAC system. Air duct cleaning consists of vacuuming, air washing and scrubbing all of the accessible components using a high pressure, pneumatic equipment capable of reaching every nook and cranny. That includes diffusers, branches, plenums, as well as a blower fan and a coil when needed. It is recommended to sanitize the ductwork for its optimum performance. Duration of the cleaning process depends on the complexity of the HVAC system.

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DRYER VENT

Process of removing lint and other contaminants from the air vent. Clogged dryer vents are among most common causes of house fires in the United States. If your dryer has not been cleaned in over a year, it is very important to do so. Duration of the dryer vent cleaning depends on its complexity as well as the length of the air duct.

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WATER DAMAGE

Process of restoration of any flooded area and bringing it back to its original condition. Restoration consists of removing any surfaces that came in contact with water, cleaning out the area, “air scrubbing” and drying infected space, sanitizing as well as mold remediation and restoration when needed. Flooding, faulty appliances, overflowing toilets, storms and hurricanes are among most common water damage scenarios.

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STEAM CLEANING

Steam cleaning consists of deep carpet cleaning, tile cleaning and upholstery cleaning. High temperature steam deeply cleans and sanitizes all the surfaces leaving a pleasant and fresh scent. Powerful steam cleaning machines along with environment friendly detergents can remove any difficult stain.

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