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February 8, 2016

The Relationship Between Pest Control And Air Duct Cleaning

pests and air duct cleaningIf given even the smallest chance, pests can and will enter your air ducts. Contamination and structural damage caused by pests in a ductwork system are among the top reasons homeowners seek professional duct cleaning services. Your air ducts provide a warm safe shelter for many pests, and they can easily find their way into your ducts and vents through narrow cracks or unsealed openings. Rats and mice may even chew through wood and wire in order to find safety, causing further damage to your home. But aside from the damage pests might cause in your air ducts, there are several health risks associated with ductwork pests:

Cockroach Allergies

Cleaning your air ducts is especially important after eliminating a roach infestation. Dead and decaying cockroaches in your air ducts can contribute to significant allergic reactions, which can grow more severe over time during continued exposure. Furthermore, humans can also be susceptible to allergens in the saliva or waste of cockroaches. These allergens are easily spread into the air from your ducts, and pose considerable health risks to anyone who lives in your home.

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November 26, 2015

The Dangers Of Mold Problems In Your Home

is black mold in your home dangerousMold and mold spores can be found virtually anywhere on earth; airborne particles occupy the air you’re breathing right now. For mold to actively grow, however, these particles require a stable surface, a steady supply of moisture, and a source of sustenance. Typically, the presence of mold can be detected quite easily, since mold tends to emit a musty odor and is usually easy to spot on surfaces.

Health Symptoms Caused By Mold

In an extensive 2004 report, the Institute of Medicine concluded that living in damp indoor environments for prolonged durations is closely related to upper respiratory problems, coughing, wheezing, and asthma symptoms. The report also cited evidence to suggest that exposure to mold and mold spores can activate the development of asthma in persons with no prior history of the condition, and cause lower respiratory problems in otherwise healthy children.

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November 17, 2015

Ever Think To Clean The Air Ducts In Your Home? Here’s Why You Should

In recent years, the popularity of air duct cleaning services has noticeably spiked. The topics of air duct cleaning and indoor air quality have arisen in articles all over the internet because of health-concerned homeowners looking for information on their ductwork systems. There are many common questions that homeowners have when considering an air duct cleaning service.

When Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

Scientific data confirming a direct link between air quality and air duct cleaning is hard to find, since there has been little reputable research conducted on the subject. However, there are plenty of online reviews from homeowners who have had their air ducts cleaned by a professional service suggesting that cleaning your air ducts regularly can decrease pollutants and particles from the air in your home, and can prevent allergic reactions.

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