Millions of people suffer from allergies and are unsure what their cause may be. There are various sources of contaminants responsible for these allergies. One such source of contamination may be coming from your home!
There’s a chance your homes ductwork system may be making the allergies you suffer worse than you could imagine. When ducts get covered with dust, the dust ends up being transferred to the rest of the living spaces in your house every time an air conditioner runs. Your ductwork recirculates the air in your home multiple times a day. So, if your ductwork is dirty, the air being circulated in your home will be contaminated as well!
Dust allergies are extremely common, and dust remains a challenge for the majority of home dwellers. It’s the primary cause of perennial allergy symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, itchy eyes, and stuffy nose. Do you complain about throat or ear irritation? Do you or your family constantly sneeze or cough? Do you get continuous headaches or dizziness? Without a doubt, these are common allergies attributable to dusty houses.
The presence of dust may also cause wheezing, shortness of breath, and extreme coughing, especially in asthmatic people. Are you constantly suffering from any of these issues? Are you having to deal with extreme dust in your home despite constantly cleaning? If so, the root of the problem may lie in your ducts. Duct cleaning ensures that your air ducts are clean, making your home a dust-free environment that is clean and allergen free, helping in reducing allergies. In this article, we go through the correlation between allergies and duct cleaning, the various types of allergies and allergy-causing determinants, the common ways through which dust finds its way to your house and the importance duct cleaning.
We at Entire Duct Cleaning can help! We provide duct cleaning services to Toronto and its surrounding cities including Etobicoke, North York, Oakville, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Thornhill, Unionville, Concord, Brantford, Milton, Bolton, Markham, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Maple, Orangeville, Caledon, Acton, Vaughan, Mississauga, Aurora, and Burlington.
How are allergies correlated with duct cleaning?
Your home should be a comfortable oasis. However, dusty homes cause allergies to most people as dust triggers the onset of uncomfortable symptoms to your body. House dust, in particular, contains several substances, which vary from one home to the next based on factors such as the building materials, kind of furniture, moisture level, and the presence of pets, among others. Dust can be so fine that it becomes part of the air you inhale in your house. Paradoxically, allergy symptoms usually get worse immediately or after a short period following dusting, sweeping, or vacuuming.
It is also noteworthy that dust allergies do not necessarily mean that your house is dirty. Whereas dirty houses can worsen the problems associated with dust allergies, normal housekeeping practices may not be effective in getting rid of dust allergens from your house. Your ductwork system may be dirty but you may think your home is dirty due to the presence of excess dust. But that dust may just be coming from your ductwork system that’s overdue for its next duct cleaning session.
The dust present may not be removed via normal house cleaning practices as it may be lodged deep into the ductwork. For removal in such cases, you’ll need the help of a professional duct cleaning company. Not taking care of your ducts can make your allergy symptoms a lot worse! Your home should routinely undergo duct cleaning once every 3-4 years or less depending on the presence of pets, smokers within the home, excessive carpeting etc.
Type of Allergy-causing contaminants that occupy your ducts
A speck of dust can contain several components, including animal dander, human skin particles, fabric fibers, and microscopic organisms such as bacteria and mites. It may also contain food particles and mold spores, among other components. From these, bug components, dust mites, and animal dander are the major causes of allergic reactions. An individual can be allergic to a single or several of these components and usually gets exposed to them by inhaling the allergen polluted air the ductwork blows out.
Some other allergy-causing contaminants include dust mites, cockroaches, pollen, pet dander (skin flakes) fur, feather or hair, smog, mold and mildew, bacteria and viruses, mold, and mildew, and volatile organic compounds. Some of these contaminants such as dust mites need immediate attention as they can breed quickly in humid and warm environments. Many of these particles are microscopic, which makes it difficult to be seen or removed using normal cleaning methods.
Cockroaches are also common allergy-causing contaminants as they can live in any building. However, tiny particles from cockroaches’ form part of household dust, which is allergic to some people. Mold, on the other hand, can be described as the fungus that produces spores, thus, making it float in the air. If people who are allergic to mold inhale such spores, they develop allergic symptoms. Pollen may originate from weeds, flowers, grasses, or trees. Since some people are allergic to various kinds of pollen, its presence in the household can cause sever allergies.
How allergens find their way to your ducts and the importance of duct cleaning
Household-dust allergies can be quite disruptive to your daily routine. Imagine coughing, constantly having itchy eyes, or sneezing all the time. For individuals affected by indoor allergens, it may be very difficult to get comfortable in an indoor place without constantly worrying about the allergy symptoms that may emerge. Moreover, insects, pet dander, pollen, mold, and dust are widespread in most homes which makes it difficult to get rid of them yourself. A professional cleaning service is the only option in such cases.
Understanding how these allergens find their way to your ducts can be a good starting point when considering how to reduce them. Your ducts system is like your homes’ lungs as it pulls in air and pushes it out as your HVAC system heats or cools your house. With time, dirt and dust accumulate in your air ducts and spreads to the indoor living area. Duct cleaning helps to prevent the release of these allergens to your indoor air!
At Entire Duct Cleaning, we utilize special tools for loosening these contaminants from the surfaces of your ducts using a powerful truck-mounted portable vacuum collection device which sucks all dust and debris out of your ductwork, thus, leaving it clean. Our team also directs the ducts to negative pressure to clean out the registers and clean each duct at a time. Compressed air tools and revolving brushes are used to ensure that debris and dust are removed and sucked from into the vacuum collection equipment.
Duct cleaning has an immense potential to reduce the widespread allergens in your house and can accomplish what ordinary household cleaning cannot achieve. Improvement of your indoor house quality demands a whole-home solution, particularly if you are affected by allergies and other symptoms that are aggravated by dust. Household-dust allergies can adversely affect you and your family. However, your home ought not to be uncomfortable. If you are allergic to household dust-allergens, kindly consider contacting Entire Duct Cleaning this season for long-lasting relief.
We are Entire Duct Cleaning and we are here to provide you with professional duct cleaning services. Our team of professionals makes sure that the air you breathe inside your homes and offices is clean and pollutant-free. We provide duct cleaning services for residential & commercial properties to help eliminate irritants such as pollen, smoke, dust mites, bacteria, etc. We provide duct cleaning services in Toronto & the GTA and other areas included within a 50 km radius of Toronto including Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Oakville, Pickering, Ajax, Vaughan, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough. We take great pride in our craft and our highly experienced team uses specialized machines and tools to do a professional job.
At Entire Duct Cleaning, we’re always striving to give our customers the best experience. We’re here to answer all your duct cleaning questions and can help provide a free quote. You can contact us today at (416) 278-7661 for more information.
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