How to Breathe Cleaner Air During the Winter Months!
How Clean is the Air You Breathe?
You’re going to be spending most of the colder months indoor, so why not breathe clean air during the winter? Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t breathe fresh air.
Indoor air pollution is a serious health hazard affecting millions of Americans. Researchers claim it contributes to more than half of all illnesses, including sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma and more. A surprising number of contaminant sources thrive in the indoor environment. Common household pollutants include dust, mold, pollen, and insect remains. Air conditioning and heating systems are perfect collection points for airborne pollutants like dust and mold spores. The moist, temperate environment is an ideal habitat for fungi and bacteria to flourish.
- Health: Indoor pollution affects 21 million people each year in the United States. (OSHA) The American College of Allergy and Immunology has found that house dust is the major cause of allergies in persons with year round complaints. The average six-room house collects over 40 pounds of dust each year.
- Cleanliness: Common house dust is more dangerous than outdoor dust. House dust contains textile fibers, pollen, hair, skin flakes, residue from chemicals and household decaying organic matter, dust mites, bacteria, fungi, viruses and a variety of contaminants. (Science Illustrated)
- Heating and cooling cost: Clean systems restore capacity and lessen running time. (Louisiana Cooperative Extension Services).
You can tell if your Air Ducts need to be cleaned by inspecting the following items: Is there black filtration lines around the edge of your carpets? Is dust particles being see in the sun light rays? Do you wake up in the mornings stuffy and congested from breathing dust all night? Is your home unusually dusty? If you need an honest, professional air duct cleaning service in South Bend, Indiana, contact ServiceMaster by Monroe Restoration today.
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