Alleviate Allergies with Clean Air Ducts
Allergies often see a tremendous spike in the spring and summer months. However, if you notice that you are suffering from sneezes and sniffles excessively while you are inside your own home, there may be another culprit to blame. Air duct systems that are not properly cleaned on a regular basis can quickly become ideal housing environments for many potential irritants. This build up travels throughout your home and into every room you occupy to be breathed in and sneezed back out.
Especially with an increased usage of your air conditioner, as well as the increased allergens in the outside air, you may be in for a miserable time if you do not address your air ducts immediately. Let’s check out some of the most common irritants that exist in your air duct system and how a professional cleaning can help relieve some of your indoor allergy symptoms.
There are many irritants that can exist within your air ducts, travel throughout your home, and cause you to experience allergies and respiratory symptoms.
While dust is a natural occurrence in every home, the amount of dust circulating through the air can be greatly exacerbated if there is a build up in the ducts. This dust can then spew out into every room of your home, settle on surfaces, and be kicked up into the air over and over again. While some people are allergic to particles contained in dust, and others are not, any amount of dust can result in sneezing fits and difficulty breathing for anyone who comes in contact with it.
Quite often considered the culprit of seasonal allergies, pollen is not limited to outdoor exposure. This irritant can easily be tracked in on shoes or pets, or through the air intake part of your HVAC unit. It collects in your air ducts and is dispersed throughout your home, causing you to have allergy issues even inside.
Even for individuals who are not allergic to their pet dogs and cats, an excess of dander in the air can be less-than-pleasant for your respiratory system. Dander can result in sneezing fits or worse if you happen to experience these allergies.
When you think of smog, perhaps you picture a dark cloud over Los Angeles or some other metropolitan area. While this is considered smog, it is not the only smog that exists. In reality, it exists everywhere to a certain extent, and this smog can infiltrate your home and be circulated throughout your indoor air. A buildup of grime in your air ducts can result, causing you and your household to experience unbecoming allergic reactions.
Mold and Mildew
Quite often, air ducts will experience some form of moisture within them. This moisture, if around for long enough, can cause mold or mildew to form. These can not only cause allergies, but can also result in respiratory sickness or worse.
If there is a buildup of any of the above irritants, you could be experiencing sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, a stuffy or runny nose, and more. Having your air ducts cleaned professionally and on a regular basis can help alleviate your indoor allergy symptoms. Learn more about our air duct cleaning services here, and contact our team of experts today!