Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate Air Duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system are the lungs of your home. The Air Duct system takes air in and breathes air out.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the Air Duct system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the Air Ducts.
While dirty Air Ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
The average adult breathes approximately 16,000 – 20,000 liters of air a day. That total includes everything that your Air Ducts contain, fungi, bacteria, bug and rodent droppings, yeasts and yes, viruses. They are present. They are viable. They can be lethal.
The term “Sick Building Syndrome” was popular back in the early 80s and 90s. It’s still used today but perhaps a more accurate term is “HVAC Syndrome.” The sick building is a symptom, the Air Duct system is the disease. Think of the Air Duct system as a train or bus, picking up passengers in various locations and delivering them to other destinations. Think of fungi, bacteria, viruses and yeasts as those passengers being left off in various places throughout your home via your Air Duct system.
If you are concerned about your Air Ducts and the Air your family may be breathing, call Maxim Cleaning & Restoration, for a free estimate at 402-697-9004. Visit our web site at www.maximprocleaners.com for special offers and discounts on Air Duct Cleaning.