Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Dirtiest Areas of Your Home

The dirtiest part of a home or business is not always the bathroom. There are other untidy spaces in homes that may cause more illness. Often, the places that should concern property owners are the areas they never see. Examples of this type of location include the attic, the ductwork, and crawlspaces.

Concerns with Ductwork

Ducts allow HVAC systems to circulate heated or cooled air through every room, and this what makes an unclean duct system so concerning. It is not only air that moves through a neglected duct system. Dust, pollen, and dander also circulate through the air. Some ductwork may also contain mold or even rodent droppings.

Sick building syndrome occurs when debris builds up in the ductwork and mixes with the circulating air. The allergens and contaminants enter the home as the AC or heating system runs. Exposure to dirty air can cause headaches and respiratory issues. Some people even experience rashes or other skin irritations. This is why keeping up cleaning with your air duct cleaning is so vital.

Messes in Attics

The same buildup of dust and pollen that takes place in ducts can also occur in attics. Rodent or bat infestations can leave disease-causing droppings behind. Undetected leaks or poor ventilation also cause mold growth due to water damage. Bacteria from the pest droppings can become airborne as they dry out and affect the rest of the property. Cleaning the attic takes special care because health risks can arise from exposure to the contaminants in the room.

Dangers in Crawlspaces

Rodents also hide in crawl spaces and leave droppings behind. Added concerns arise from the possibility of water damage from leaking pipes or water entering from outside. Mold spores can enter the interior of the home or business as they become airborne, just like the bacteria from messes left by pests. Musty smells and illness from the exposure to the mold can occur.

At Greenpro, we take care of the unseen areas that people sometimes forget. Our services ensure that the hidden areas of homes stay as clean as the rest of the property. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a visit.

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