” Sick building syndrome” is a growing national air quality concern, affecting employees and residents alike, with unhealthy ventilation typically precipitating the illness.
According to The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association (NADCA), a typical six-room home generates up to 40 pounds of dust annually. Air circulates through your HVAC system about 5-7 times a day, pulling in harmful bacteria that are unsafe for your health and environment. Your allergies may be entirely attributable to dust and not having clean air ducts.
The Most Common Causes of Air Duct Contamination
If you are starting to have certain symptoms, like dryness and irratation in your eye, nose, throat and skin, headaches, fatigue, hypersensitivity, and nausea, among others, it is time to get your air ducts cleaned. Those symptoms are definitive signs that you are overdue for a duct cleaning. Once your air ducts have been thoroughly inspected and cleaned, you will notice a significant difference. Duct cleaning services will improve air flow and eliminate allergens and airborne contaminants such as mold, fungus, dust, and debris.
Mold is a dangerous toxicant that can seriously affect health. When investigating mold in your HVAC system, many sections may not be easily accessible for a visible inspection. If mold is discovered in your air duct, immediate action must be taken to either clean the vent or institute a complete clean out of the environment. Mold can be eliminated from ducts if it has attached itself to a hard surface. If, however, it has grown within the duct’s built-in insulation after they have gotten wet, it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be replaced immediately. Afterwards, it is important that a thorough examination occurs to prevent the mold from recurring.
Rodents and other critters love the warm air inside ducts and use it as a shelter and as a highway through your home. Noticing reduced air flow and longer run times on your unit may be signs of significant air flow issues within your HVAC system. If you notice holes in your air ducts and other signs of rodents, call an exterminator, then call Atticare.
Clean Ducts Keep You Healthy and Wealthy
According to a study from the University of Florida, improperly maintained ducts lose up to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Atticare is known as the expert in duct cleaning. Applying an array of sophisticated technology, Atticare utilizes industrial equipment for exceptional cleaning. Once cleaned, our hospital grade sanitizer, which destroys 99.9% of bacteria, is applied for decontamination. Contact us today to remove your home’s bacteria and increase your air quality.