Each year, more than than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and it is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. costing the U.S. in excess of $18 billion annually in addition to asthma affecting more than 24 million people in the U.S. There are many common triggers to allergies and asthma and what many people don’t realize is how many of these assailants are lurking in the air ducts, ambushing people them at every turn. The treated air filtering through your home, which is then dispersed into individual rooms, is also delivering these allergens and pathogens that assault your respiratory system. Today, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to list the common allergens and pathogens most likely lingering in your air ducts, triggering your allergy and asthma attacks.
Types of Indoor Allergens, Pollutants & Contaminants in Air Ducts
Your air duct system is the perfect delivery and dispersion center for allergens to make people who are sensitive to these contaminants life miserable. Various biological allergens from both pets and pests and other sources are, but not limited to, the following:
– Pet Dander
– Pet Saliva
– Pet Fur/Hair
– Dust Mites
– Cockroach Droppings
– Cockroach Saliva
– Cockroach Body Fragments
– Flakes of Dead Skin
– Shed Hair
– Mold Spores
– Rodent Waste
Pollen can come in through open doors or windows, along with the pollen attached to shoes, clothing, and pets, as well as the pollen that filter in through the HVAC system. The pollen arc continually being cycled through your air ducts, where some also get stuck and manage to get dispersed later.
Pet Dander, Mouse & Rat Poop, Roaches & More in Air Ducts
The allergens derived from pets and people are airborne particles or light enough particulates that waft into the air, where it is likely to be continually blown through the air ducts, which triggers your allergies. The pests often make their way into the air ducts from outside and enter inside from the ventilation. When they leave their waste, or decompose in the air ducts, people have allergic reactions to their affiliations will continue to experience chronic allergies.
Dust, Dirt & Mold in Air Ducts
Dust and dirt can trigger allergies for a lot of people. Dust can be introduced into a home very easily. Once it gets into the ducts, it starts to accumulate, where fine layers continue to disperse with the treated air. Mold and mold spores are one of the major detriments to an air duct. Optimal temperatures, food, which dust and such is sufficient, along with moisture and darkness make mold thrive. Mold spores are found anywhere; they are basically the seed of mold and can be introduced into your air ducts unknowingly. If the spores manage to settle in your air ducts where they will have the perfect living conditions, it can take root and spread; producing more spores. The moisture is obtained from the condensation that creates more humidity. As the mold growth spreads, not only do the allergies symptoms get worse, but long-term mold exposure can also affect individuals with more symptoms.
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To minimize the allergy and asthma attacks caused by the buildup of allergens in the air ducts, getting your air ducts professionally cleaned from Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning can do the trick. Call us today to schedule your air duct cleaning and feel a little relief.