Does Your Home Live up to Indoor Air Quality Standards?
Summer seems to be calming down and giving us some pleasant temperatures to enjoy. We may be running our air conditioners less, but we’re still running them, circulating potentially dirty air throughout our homes.
Unclean air ducts can be home to many nasty things like bacteria and mold, dirt, debris, and even insects and rodents. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anything running through my air ducts, and I definitely don’t want something growing in there.
The air inside your home might not live up to indoor air quality standards – a study performed by the EPA showed organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. So, what makes the air inside your home so much dirtier than the air outside?
There are a few reasons behind this, one of them being the simple fact that the air inside your home doesn’t get circulated nearly as much as the natural air outside, you know, with all that wind and stuff. Another reason is that nasty stuff starts to build up in air ducts, growing as it goes unchecked. Mold and bacteria are obvious concerns, especially if someone in the house gets sick easily. The constant exposure to mold spores and germs can cause an illness to linger, or for you to just generally feel under the weather for a long time.
There are various indoor air quality tests you can have done to see if the air in your home is good for you or not, allowing you to know whether or not you should look into getting your air ducts cleaned. If you can’t remember the last time your air ducts were cleaned, or think that it may be time, look into our professional air duct cleaning services and get your homes air quality back up to par.