The story begins with an Environmental Protection Agency study a few years ago that found the air in some homes is 70-times more polluted than the air outside. That’s a staggering figure made even more staggering when you consider a National Safety Council study that shows we spend 90% of our time indoors and 65% of our time in our own homes.
Your air ducts — the supply and return — are the source of that pollution. Your professional air duct cleaner in Sunnyvale urges you to have them cleaned as soon as possible.
Your Professional Air Duct Cleaner in Sunnyvale Explains Your Indoor Air Pollution
Your air ducts pick up dust, dirt, dander and — if you have them — pet hair. People living in your home, or visitors with breathing disorders or allergies notice that right off the bat.
When your heating or cooling system is running it picks up other toxins. This would be household cleaners, pesticides and paints. Other toxins are picked up that are more toxic sounding. They are chemicals like polyurethane from mattresses, furniture and upholstery.
Still other terrible components are found in air ducts. They are formaldehyde, dioxin, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and polybrominated biphenyl. In some studied ducts salmonella, strep and Legionnaire’s disease were found.
You’re breathing that stuff when the air-conditioning or the heat comes on and circulates the air. It sends toxins into your home where it settles on furniture, bedding, carpets, draperies and other items and eventually finds its way back to your air ducts where it stays until the next time you turn on the heat or the air-conditioning.
Does your home have all of these items in the air? It’s not likely. But some or all of the items mentioned are in your air ducts and some of them are serious health hazards.
You will want to have your air ducts cleaned by a Sunnyvale professional.