The Home Owners Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Why is home indoor air quality important? In today’s world, being “Green” and “Clean” is an important issue to many people when it comes to taking care of our environment but what about the environment in our homes? People sometimes take for granted that the air quality in their home is clean and healthy. Most likely, many of those people are wrong. Let’s explore what can affect the air quality in our homes and, what we can do to fix it.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning can Improve Indoor Air Quality
All of the dirt, dust, mites, hair, and allergens that we speak about in this article eventually end up in your HVAC system. Although your furnace filter does catch some of these pollutants, a large amount ends up in the duct work and gets recirculated throughout your home over and over again. Professional air duct cleaning can remove years of buildup of these contaminates.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
Every home should have the carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. This will remove all of the dirt, dust, dander, allergens, and other contaminates from your carpet that are being stirred up every time someone walks across it. Professional cleaning is just better than vacuuming. Although vacuuming your carpets is a good thing to do, and should be done daily, or at minimum, weekly, it isn’t enough. Having your carpets cleaned professionally ensures that all of the dirt and contaminates get removed regularly. Dirt, dander, dust mites, allergens that can affect people with asthma, autoimmune diseases, or other health issues can benefit greatly from having these contaminates removed.
Simply keeping your home clean can drastically improve your homes air quality. Don’t allow dirty clothes to pile up. Instead wash them daily or get yourself a hamper with a lid to restrict dirt, dust, or contaminates from recirculating throughout your home. Clean your curtains and vacuum your floors often. Dusting your home is very important and should be done first. Work by cleaning from the top to the bottom. Start at the ceiling and work your way down. Be sure to clean in hard to reach areas. Hard to reach areas are generally dirtier than other areas in your home. Because these areas can be difficult to get to we often skip them on cleaning day. Don’t skip these areas. Ask for help if you need it.
Our furry little friends carry around all kinds of dirty little secrets. Fleas, Mites, Dander, Shedding fur, and a host of other unwanted contaminates are being introduced to your homes environment through your pet. Shampooing your pet regularly and brushing their fur daily can reduce the amount of contaminates being introduced.
Many homes, especially older ones, can allow outside air and contaminates into the home’s environment through leaking windows and doors. Check all doors and windows as well as other areas like basements, attics and crawl spaces. Seal off any undesirable air leaks to reduce the amount of contaminates coming in. This will also help save money in heating and cooling costs and help extend the life of your HVAC system.
Most professional carpet cleaners offer an upholstery cleaning service. Your furniture is a collector of all things dirty, just like your carpets. Doesn’t it make sense to keep your furniture clean too? This is an easy and, usually, affordable way to remove all of the contaminates and have you, and your loved ones breathing easier.
IMPROVE YOUR HOMES AIR QUALITY
Cleaning your carpets is an excellent way to remove allergens, dust, and all of the little critters that make themselves at home there. However, you can do more to improve your homes air quality.
Air Duct Cleaning is an affordable and effective way to reduce airborne contaminates. You see, when your furnace or air conditioner turn on, they do two things. They blow hot or cold air into your home stirring up all of the dust, allergens and contaminates. They also draw in air from other vents in your home. When they do this they suck in all that unwanted stuff. The furnace filter is designed to catch these air pollutants and keep them from circulating throughout your home. The hard truth though, is that it is not a perfect catch all. A lot of contaminants get past the filter and into your homes ductwork. Over time there can be build up in your ductwork that just keeps getting blown into your living space, then sucked back into the HVAC system. All of this, while you and your family are breathing it in. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma are particularly at risk from these contaminants.
The NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) says that dirty air ducts may contribute to health issues for people with respiratory problems, autoimmune disorders, or asthma and allergies.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says that homes can be two to five times more polluted than the outdoors. Just let that sink in for a minute. It may be time to consider getting your carpets and air ducts cleaned.
It’s important to all of us to have a clean healthy environment for our children, our families, and of course, ourselves.
It only takes a few dollars and a couple of hours to ensure that the air our family breathes is clean and healthy. A professional carpet cleaner can rid your carpets of many different pollutants, allergens, dust and dander that we breathe every day. Similarly a professional air duct cleaner can remove the same pollutants from your homes heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system.
Here at CleanCo Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning we care about our customers.
Our professionally trained and certified technicians will treat you like family. We know and understand that you are inviting us into your home, and into your private world. Our employees have all passed background checks.
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