How Air Duct Cleaning can Improve Indoor Air Quality

dust allergyWith everyone focused on avoiding the flu (and smartly so) this season, it’s easy to forget that there are those who suffer from sneezing, wheezing, coughing, headaches, nausea, and more at any given time of year. In fact, it’s now estimated that at least 35 million Americans have allergies—and that number continues to climb. But while allergy sufferers battle their symptoms with antihistamines and immunizations, they may be overlooking a practically invisible culprit lurking indoors: allergens. According to the American Academy of Allergy & Asthma Immunology, over half of all homes contain at least six detectable allergens such as dust mites, pet dander and molds. Not coincidentally, a recent study by the EPA suggests that people are more likely to get sick from pollution inside the home or office than outdoors. As spring (what many consider the worst allergy season) approaches, air duct cleaning is a common-sense option to consider. Air duct cleaning is the removal of dirt and dust from the surfaces of the duct system in your home or business, with the goal of minimizing the levels of allergy-aggravating particles in the air, thus improving indoor air quality. The EPA advises that if you or someone in your household or work environment is experiencing signs of allergy, consult a doctor, of course. In addition, consider air duct cleaning if:
  • The surface of your air ducts (or other components of your heating and cooling system) have a substantial amount of visible mold on them.
  • You suspect rodents, insects or other vermin are infecting your ducts.
  • Your ducts are clogged with dust and debris.
  • Dust or debris is being released into your home through your registers.
Yes, point #2 mentioned vermin...and as unpleasant as this thought may be, it’s true that much of the dust found in ducts is composed of the hair, droppings and skeletons of mice, cockroaches and other creepy creatures. Cockroaches are common in urban areas, and rodents in cold regions often sneak inside seeking warmth. Even fastidious housekeepers are shocked at what the pros can find in their ducts! Speaking of professional air duct cleaners, here are a few tips on selecting them. First, make sure they are legitimate and can accurately provide the services they offer. Check their credentials and ask for references. Improper or careless use of a vacuum collection system, for example, can actually release more allergens into your space and cause costly damage to your ducts or HVAC system. Finally, ask if chemical biocides or sealants will be used, as these methods are only appropriate under specific circumstances. Spring will be here before you know it. So do your homework now to determine whether your air ducts could use a good cleaning and locate a trusted specialist to do the job right. Your family, friends or coworkers will breathe a sigh of relief this allergy season! LDR Construction Services, Inc. Cleaning & Restoration has proudly served all of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin since 1991. LDR specializes in the complete repair of fire, smoke, wind, water and vandalism damage to both commercial and residential properties. Capable of handling any size loss and working with all types of insurance providers, the LDR disaster team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. For more information, visit or call 1-888-874-7066. photo credit: Earl - What I Saw 2.0 via photopin cc Save $25 on Air Duct Cleaning - Free Coupon  


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