Feeling Under The Weather….. Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned!

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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. The average person spends approximately 90% of their time indoors, where pollutant levels are often two to five times higher than outdoors.
The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. (U.S. EPA. 1987: U.S. EPA. 1990)
Common household pollutants include dust, mold, pollen, rodent feces and insect remains. Doing the job effectively requires the right combination of superior technology and attention to workmanship.

Did you ever wonder why just a few days after dusting your home, dust reappears????

It could be coming from your air ducts. Whenever the heater or air conditioner is on, all this ends up being blown into your house…… And you don’t want that!

Most homeowners have no idea what goes on inside their home’s air ducts. But the fact is, they can become littered with years of accumulated dirt, debris and allergens like pollen, dust and pet dander.

Virtually all new construction homes are also in vital need of duct cleaning to remove dust and debris that accumulate during the building of the home. Common construction debris includes chunks of wood, sheet-rock, sawdust (usually lots of this), dead rodents and insects (and their feces), as well as uneaten food and garbage swept into the open ducts by crew workers.

On average your air duct system should be cleaned every 24 months to have a clean and healthy environment for you and your family. Using this system typically takes 2 to 4 hours for a standard sized air duct system (condo, town home, or single-family home with less than 1800 ft) located in the MD, DC, or Virginia area. This not only provides you with a healthy breathing environment for you and your loved ones, it also keeps your air duct system optimally running smoothly.

The next time you wake with a sore throat, watery eyes, or even just a slight runny nose, check to see when you last cleaned the air duct system. It may be in need of a cleaning!