Allergies & Breathing Issues

allergies and breathing issues

A & J Duct Cleaning specializes in working with homes or businesses where there are allergy issues or respiratory problems present

Allergies and Duct Cleaning

Could there be a connection between your sneezing and your air duct cleanliness? It wouldn’t be the first time that dirty ducts turn out to be the reason behind allergies or breathing problems.

Dust being blown out into your home through your air ducting system creates breathing problems, causes burning eyes, and itchy skin, and makes allergy problems worse. Health agencies and scientific research claim that airborne dust may be one of the worst causes of health-related problems.

Did you know that common house dust is more dangerous than outdoor dust? It has bacteria, pollen, skin flakes, decaying organic matter, pet dander, fungi, mold, hair, dust mites, viruses, textile fibers, residue from chemicals, and many other contaminants.

Allergies and Air Duct Cleaning

When your HVAC blows air through ducts coated in dust, you end up with airborne dust and contaminates in your home that will enflame allergy problems.. So it would be a very good idea to clean and disinfect your duct system to improve air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.

Poor air quality in your home or business may lead to a list of health issues. Is anyone complaining about eye, ear and throat irritations? Is there a lot of coughing and sneezing going on? Do you recall the last time you had the air ducts cleaned? If not this probably is the issue.

What the EPA says about allergies and ductwork cleaning

The EPA hasn’t offered a blanket endorsement on duct cleaning because of the lack of comprehensive information on allergies and ductwork cleaning. It has recommended that you consider duct cleaning in the following instances:

1) There is substantial visible mold growth on surfaces such as ducts or other components of your HVAC system

2) Ducts are contaminated with rodents or insect vermin

3) Ducts are clogged with excessive dust or debris and releases dust particles into your home from your supply vents

Reducing allergies and ductwork cleaning benefits:

A) Improving air quality by removing dust and contaminates

B) Reducing dust, (One of the main reasons for allergies and duct cleaning).

C) Increase air duct system efficiency by freeing your ducts of germs and debris. If dust and other contaminants coat the interior of the ducts it will interfere with the air flow and efficiency. Reduced airflow causes you HVAC system to work harder. Clean air ducts reduce energy costs and help to extend the life of your system.

Do you need Air Duct Cleaning?

If your system has not been cleaned in the last 3 to 5 years it is definitely recommended to get this cleaning done. If you have allergy issues or breathing problems you may benefit from having your system cleaned out more often, depending on how often the system is used.

Call to speak with an air duct cleaning specialist to get more info.

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