Duct Cleaning & Your Health
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
SOME SYMPTOMS OF INDOOR AIR POLUTION
- Eye Irritation
- Sinus Congetion
- Scratchy Throat
- Wheezing & Hypersensitivity
Your air ducts are ideal breeding grounds for fungus, mold, spores, and bacteria. They couldn’t ask for a darker, damper place to grow! Whenever your heat or air conditioner is on, these contaminants are blown into your home along with dirt and dust.REMEMBER: Your lungs can’t be cleaned but your ducts can!!
“1 of 6 people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in air duct systems.” – Total Health and Better Health Magazine
Duct cleaning has not been shown to prevent health problems, nor is scientific evidence currently available to conclusively demonstrate that particle (e.g., dust) levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not recommend that air ducts be cleaned routinely, but only as needed.When health problems are believed to be the result of biological contaminants or dust in indoor air, it is important to first determine that contaminated ducts are the cause of the health problems and verify that the ducts are, in fact, contaminated. The source of the problem may lie elsewhere, so cleaning ducts may not permanently solve the problem.
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