Are Your Air Ducts Making You Sick?

Are Your Air Ducts Making You Sick?

As our nation grows increasingly health conscious, the link between air duct cleaning and Indoor air quality (IAQ) is becoming more apparent. Many people are unaware of the possible dangers of breathing dirty indoor air. According to the EPA, Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors! This means that the quality of indoor air has a significant impact on health and quality of life. There are some cases where the concentrations of certain pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher indoors than the concentration of the same pollutant outdoors.

Compromised indoor air quality can be harmful to more vulnerable
groups such as children, young adults, the elderly and those suffering from
chronic respiratory and/or cardiovascular diseases.

Health effects associated with indoor air pollutants include:

  • Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
  • Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
  • Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer
  • Allergies and asthma attacks

Numerous indoor air pollutants—dust mites, mold, pet dander,
environmental tobacco smoke, cockroach allergens, and others—have been shown to
trigger asthma. No matter how clean a home is, dust mites and other allergens
cannot be totally eliminated. However, the number of allergens can be reduced
by keeping your air ducts clean so the air that is circulated through your home
is not coming through air ducts filled with debris, dust and allergens.

Call the experts at Stanley Steemer of South Florida for a free estimate for your air duct cleaning — our certified specialists remove debris, dust and allergens from your air ducts. Stanley Steemer is a certified member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and is a licensed Mechanical Contractor in the state of Florida. Our trained technicians have the most advanced equipment in the industry to ensure that every job is well done. We service the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami Dade county. If you are a south Florida resident and need your air ducts cleaned we’ve got you taken care of! Take a look at our video detailing our cleaning process:

References:

  1. https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/allergens/dustmites/index.cfm
  2. https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20276
  3. https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707925/