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Effects of Clean Air on Your Family, Pets and Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Keep your air clean at home!

We all want to have a clean and tidy home that's safe to live in all year long. You probably take the time to clean your house on a regular basis and do your best to create a comfortable living environment. What you might not realize is that the air quality in your home is incredibly important to your family's health. Even pets are affected by poor indoor air quality. Having clean air helps the home smell better and reduces the chances of health problems that develop as a result of breathing dirty air.

If breathing problems are an issue at home, it's crucial to have your home's duct system checked every 2 to 5 years by SERVPRO of Rutherford County. When there is an excessive amount of dust and dirt in the duct system, this gets blown out whenever your heating or air conditioning is in use. Your family and pets breathe this dust in, which aggravates asthmatic symptoms in those with breathing concerns. If there is mold in the duct work, this is also being blown out for the family to breathe. Mold has been shown to cause significant respiratory issues in those who are inhaling the fungal spores. Apart from the health implications of a dirty duct work system, the odors coming from your vents can be annoying and gross.

When a ductwork system isn't properly maintained it also becomes a fire hazard for the whole house. Dust in the lines can get overheated and spark without you being aware of it until it is too late. Once a fire ravishes your home, it's difficult to get it back to its former glory without spending a small fortune. It is better to prevent the problem by having your ductwork cleaned on a maintenance schedule. Most professionals will recommend that you clean the air ducts every 2 - 5 years. Cleaning around the registers routinely can prevent excessive build-up as well. This maintenance schedule ensures that the lines are kept free and clear of debris. It can also maintain great air quality while eliminating the fire hazard that duct work often becomes when it gets dirty. Give us a call to set up an appointment and inspection!

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