Indoor Air Quality and Your Health
Billions of dollars are spent each year to treat the symptoms of contaminated air. Instead of merely addressing the symptoms, you can deal with the cause by decontaminating the actual air in the home. Today, our homes and workplaces are airtight and energy efficient. This means that they trap pollutants and contaminates inside, which lowers the quality of air we breathe. The American Lung Association estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors, Indoor air can be 2 to 3 times more polluted than outdoor air, so it is easy to see how your home or workplace could be harmful to your health.
Contaminated Air...It’s Effect.
Dust aggravates breathing problems, causes burning eyes and itching skin, and makes allergy problems worse. Health agencies, doctors, and scientific researchers claim that airborne dust may be one of the worst causes of health-related problems. Did you know that common house dust is more dangerous that outdoor dust? It has bacteria, pollen, skin flakes, decaying organic matter, fungi, hair, dust mites, viruses, textile fibers, residue from chemicals, and many other contaminates. In addition to health problems, contaminated air costs you money. Dirty air soils wall coverings, carpets, upholstery, and clothing.
Contaminated Air... The Solution
Homes and offices have contaminated air that is circulated through the central heating and air systems. Even frequent filter changes cannot stop this contamination. Disposable filters have an arrestance of less than 15%, thus letting 85% of the pollutants pass through the filter and into the air ducts. Contamination builds up over time in your air system. This build-up will reduce the efficiency of your air system, shorten it’s operating life, and continue to circulate the contaminates throughout your home or workplace. The solution is a thorough air system decontamination performed by a qualified technician. There are several steps to air duct decontamination, the first being debris removal. Your system will require additional steps for a full decontamination. This includes cleaning the air handler and applying sanitizers and sealers to the duct system. The technician can explain the different steps and advise what your home needs. To protect your freshly cleaned air system, ask your technician about a high-efficiency, permanent, electrostatic air filter.
Air System Cleaning...What to Expect
This series of steps will ensure that your air system is thoroughly and properly cleaned. Not all steps may be necessary as every air system is unique.