8 Ways Dirty Air Ducts Can Impact Your Family’s Health

Let’s Breath Better for the Holidays!

Your family’s health is directly impacted by the quality of the indoor air they are breathing.

Air ducts that are not cleaned regularly can contribute to poor air quality, as they distribute allergens and even mold spores throughout your home.

Regular cleaning of your air ducts and filters improves your indoor air quality because it removes nasty stuff hiding in your vents, including:

  • Dust and Dust Mites
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold, Spores, and Mildew
  • Fungi and Fungal Spores
  • Disease-Carrying Rodents and Insects, As Well As Their Feces and Remains
  • Tobacco Smoke By-Products and Chemical Pollutants
  • Bacteria and Viruses

All of these allergens, pollutants, growths, and diseases have an ill effect on your family’s health. Does anyone in your family suffer from:

  • Cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • Asthma or allergy symptoms that worsen while in the home
  • Headaches
  • Low-grade fever
  • Eczema, hives and rashes
  • Lethargy

If so, your dirty air vents could be to blame. Let’s take a look at the many ways dirty air ducts can impact your family’s health.

Dirty Air Ducts Can…

1.     Worsen Pre-Existing Conditions

These conditions can include asthma, allergies, and pulmonary conditions. These allergens can circulate throughout the air, triggering increased and longer attacks.

2.     Encourage Respiratory Infections

Is your family getting sick more than normal, with coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, and more? They could have upper respiratory infections as a result of an unclean space. Dirty air ducts could be to blame.

3.     Harbor Mold

The EPA says you should have your air ducts cleaned if there are substantial amounts of visible mold growth inside your ducts or on other components of your HVAC system. If you have wet insulated air ducts, and mold results, the ducts should be removed and replaced rather than just cleaned. If the conditions causing the mold to appear are not corrected, regrowth will occur.

4.     Harbor Vermin

If you suspect you have vermin like insects or rodents in your air ducts, a thorough cleaning is imperative. Air ducts and vents can also act as a gateway for critters to get to other areas of your home.

5.     Get Clogged With Excessive Dust

Ducts that have become clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris should be cleaned, as they can release those particles back into your home from the supply registers.

6.     Discourage the Distribution of Bacteria and Viruses

Viruses and bacteria circulate throughout your indoor air and can be breathed in by your family.

7.     Cause Dry or Itchy Skin

Dirty, moldy air can cause skin issues in occupants such as hives, eczema, and rashes.

8.     Cause Endless Cleaning

Dirty air ducts that can no longer sufficiently filter indoor air like they are designed to will simply continue to circulate dusty, stale air. That dust settles on your interiors such as carpet, furniture and armoires, prompting the need for constant dusting and wiping.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration

1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration specializes in air duct cleaning in Detroit and surrounding areas. To book your appointment, call us at (248) 491-3088 today.

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