The Pollutants Indoors
At home and at the office, clean air makes a difference. We spend a large part of our time indoors, exposed to many potential pollutants. Statistics show that indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outside air! Air duct cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance that should not be overlooked as an important part of improving indoor air quality and your health.
If watery eyes, sneezing and stuffy noses are common in your home, it could be a result of your ventilation system gathering mold, mildew, dust mite waste, animal dander and a collection of other irritants that circulate in the air your family breathes. Research shows that indoor pollutants have been strongly associated with increased respiratory illnesses for people with asthma and allergies.
A Serious Issue
Indoor air pollution is a serious health hazard affecting millions of North Americans. Researchers claim it contributes to more than half of all illnesses, including sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma and more. A surprising number of contaminant sources thrive in the indoor environment. Common household pollutants include dust, mold, pollen, and insect remains. Air conditioning and heating systems are perfect collection points for airborne pollutants like dust and mold spores. The moist, temperate environment is an ideal habitat for fungi and bacteria to flourish.