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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

How Dirty Air Ducts Can Impact Your Health

Dirty Air Ducts May be Getting You Sick

Air ducts are not visible in our homes—so cleaning them is something we rarely do. We never think about cleaning them until we see dust accumulate around the air vents. However, what you don't see can definitely hurt you. Read on to learn about the health concerns associated with dirty air ducts.

The Health Effects of Dirty Air Ducts 

 The dust you see accumulating around the air vents circulates through the air you breathe. Taking in mold, toxins, pet dander, and dead skin cells can negatively impact the indoor air quality of our home—and your health.

If you have asthma or bronchitis, dirty ducts can be torturous. Changing the air filters of your home can help; however, if you have dirty ducts, changing the air filter is like putting a band-aid on a deep cut. Having a clean HVAC system is imperative. GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration can get to the source of the problem. They won't just provide you with treatment; they will get you cured of your dirty ducts.

Contaminants Commonly Found in Your Air Ducts

Did you ever think you would have rodent feces in your home? What would you do if you saw it lying on the floor of your kitchen or worse, on the counters? What about fungi, mold, and mildew? Hopefully, you would clean it immediately. 

Dirty ducts contain these contaminants, and we breathe them in when our air ducts are dirty. You should treat your ducts the same way you treat your kitchen floors and counters. Keeping them clean is imperative to maintaining good indoor air quality.

Breathing dirty air can impact your health in serious ways. Some ways poor air quality can affect your health include mild coughing, sneezing, sinus infections, and chronic coughs. It can give you flu-like symptoms. This could include a runny nose, fever, and sore throat. If you're constantly breathing in dirty air, you can medicate yourself with cough medicines or even treat yourself for the flu. 

Until you clean the dirty air ducts, you will continue to have the same symptoms. There are other serious health effects of dirty ducts. Shortness of breath, asthma attacks, and skin infections are also common. Poor air quality can also exacerbate any pre-existing conditions you may have.

HVAC Cleaning in Suffolk County

At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we do not use any toxic chemicals, providing our customers with environmentally friendly and superior results. If you suspect that air ducts are due for routine maintenance, call us to schedule your HVAC cleaning at 631-940-8100. Improve your home’s indoor air quality today!

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