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Hidden Home Dangers: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Cleaning Your Air Ducts

Cleaning your air ducts in any office or home is not something that should be done often but when conducting heating repair you should look for professional assistance about whether you need professional duct cleaning services. There are many health issues that can be transmitted through dirty air ducts when they have not been cleaned for a prolonged period of time. Medical conditions are a hazard when you fail to keep up with the regular maintenance you need for your heating system and air ducts. The National Institutes of Health reports the best option is to employ a professional to assess your heating and cooling system for effectiveness before duct cleaning commences.

Poor Air Quality Is Bad for Your Health

The first problem you are going to face when you fail to clean out your air ducts is that of low air quality. The quality of the air in your home is vital to your standard of living because poor air quality can lead to a number of problems for those who are already affected by the lung, heart, and autoimmune system problems. Low air quality can mean more contaminants are found in the air at higher rates which will lead to a higher level of dust, pet dander, and pollen moving through the air. Those who are already having issues breathing will be even more susceptible to breathing issues.

More Allergies and Colds

One of the problems with the lower air quality you have, when you are struggling with dirty air ducts, is an increase in common conditions linked to your immune system. The rise in the number of common colds, allergies, and sore throats in a home with clogged air ducts is high. In most cases, the problem of bacteria passing through the clogged air duct system is a major one leading to many of the most common medical issues seen around the world.

Odors Move through Your Home

Air ducts that are struggling under the problem of clogged pipes can be a major cause of mold and mildew creating the stale smell you often sense in the air. As you are in your home you may not notice the change is the odor of your property when you are inside for a prolonged period of time but your friends and family may explain your home smells strange when they are visiting. This is one of the major problems as many illnesses can be caused by mold trapped in your property.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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