Your home should be a sanctuary: a place where you and your family are safe and secure. What are you doing to keep your family safe from pollutants?
Listed below are four pollutants that you will need to have removed from your home as often as possible.
Pollution From the Outdoors
Believe it or not, your AC ducts can actually be contaminated with pollutants from the outside. If you live in a busy city or along a major road, you should get duct cleaning services to make sure that car exhaust and other city pollution particles don’t make their way into your home.
But if you live outside the city, don’t assume you’re safe. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that could be in your area and the WHO estimates it’s responsible for between 4% and 14% of the world’s cases of lung cancer. Another issue to worry about is pesticides, which are used extensively in suburbs and rural areas.
Pollution From “Living” Sources
There’s plenty of biological pollution around that could be affecting your family’s health. You’re probably already familiar with this type. This type of pollution can make asthma attacks worse and can make it harder to get over colds. It comes from animal dander, dust mites, mold, mildew, pollen, and other biological debris.
In the spring especially, consider combining an AC duct cleaning with a service to remove any bird nests that have been built in your ventilation system, chimney, or other entry points to the house. This will ensure your home is free of biological contaminants and everyone can breathe more easily.
Pollution From Common Chemicals
Chemicals are in everything these days. Every article of clothing, every cleaning supply we use, all the varnishes and wax, and all the building materials; they all contain chemicals. Even things you might not think about, like air fresheners or that new hardwood floor, are releasing chemicals into your home. Some of these can be very dangerous for your family, especially if you have young children.
Many of us are careful these days about what we bring into the house. We’re using natural soaps and cleaners, and that’s great. But some of the chemicals we just can’t get away from, like the fire-retarding chemicals in furniture (especially for infants) that are required by law. And what about the drywall, insulation, and other building materials your home was made with before you ever moved in? Air duct cleaning can keep your duct system clear of these so you’re breathing more easily.
Pollution From Combustibles
The most well-known combustible to be worried about is second-hand smoke. But even if you don’t allow smoking in the house, do you have a wood stove? A dryer that doesn’t vent entirely outdoors? A space heater, gas stove, or water heater? Any of these can release carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and more into your home. And while the levels may be very low, over time, they build up. Clean out those ducts to make sure the air you breathe is always pristine.
Breathing dirty air isn’t comfortable, it isn’t good for your long-term health, and it can exacerbate illness, allergies, and asthma. To ensure the quality of the air your family breathes, contact us at Dryer Ducks today and get an estimate.