Most indoor allergies are airborne, unlike chemical and dietary allergens. Air ducts are a popular way for allergies to spread; when your air conditioning or heat is turned on, forced air circulates throughout your home, allowing allergens to disseminate.
These allergens can accumulate in your air ducts over time, making it more difficult to avoid allergy symptoms no matter how clean your house is. If you’re unsure whether or not your air ducts need cleaning, consider the following questions:
- In the previous five years, have you had your air ducts cleaned?
- Is there a lot of dust in your house?
- When you switch on the heat or air conditioning, do your allergy problems worsen?
You should have your ducts cleaned if you responded “yes” to any of these questions.
Before you start cleaning your air ducts, you should figure out what’s causing your allergies. Mold signals that moisture is accumulating in your ducts, so make sure that any leaky pipes are repaired before cleaning to avoid mold growth in the future. Because vermin such as mice and cockroaches can cause allergy symptoms, you should get them removed and any entry points covered.
Call our home performance pros to book an air duct cleaning and learn more about air filtration systems that can keep the air you breathe clean if you’re trying to reduce allergens and enhance air quality.
Asthma and allergy symptoms can be triggered by a variety of factors in your home. By minimizing the number of airborne contaminants moving in your home, air duct cleaning can enhance your indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can aggravate symptoms, but it can also contribute to the development of asthma in people who are more susceptible, such as small children.CPR24 Restoration will offer you cleaning services regarding your air ducts and will make your life easier and allergies/asthma-free. Call us at (416) 551-8287 for any information.