You’ve probably heard that cleaning your air ducts, vents, and filters on a regular basis is extremely important. It surely sounds good to improve indoor air quality by adding air duct cleaning to the books. But have you ever considered the effects of failing to clean your air ducts? Your family may be more negatively impacted by poor air quality than you may realize. Look at some of the strange things that might be in your vents and what they do to the body.

Experts in duct cleaning frequently discuss the “junk” that accumulates in your air ducts, circulates around your home, and impairs the quality of the indoor air. Here’s a list of some things that could be found in your ductwork:

  • Viruses, bacteria and germs
  • Pollen
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Mold
  • Fungi
  • Dander
  • Tobacco smoke residuals
  • Chemical pollutants

Allergens, growths, diseases, and pollutants can all have a negative impact on your family’s health.

If you or your family is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it could be due to dirty air ducts:

  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Coughing, sore throat, sneezing
  • Eczema, rashes
  • Asthma attack, difficulty breathing

Several ways that unclean air ducts might harm your health:

1. Develop respiratory illnesses and infections
Your family may have upper respiratory infections as a result of dirty air ducts if they are sicker than usual and have symptoms including coughing, sneezing, sore throats, runny noses, nasal congestion, headaches, and low-grade fevers. These problems could worsen into a lower respiratory infection like bronchitis or pneumonia if your air ducts are not cleaned.

2.Make you feel tired
Your family may start to feel exhausted, run-down, and generally ill when at home as their bodies work to fight off the bacteria in the air brought on by dirty air ducts.

3.Can cause a sinus infection or make you catch a common cold
As bacteria and viruses move through the air in your home, they may be infecting your family members’ sinuses, which can result in illness. The common cold and all of its symptoms are caused by the same bacteria, which can damage not only the sinuses but the entire body.

4.Can cause dry and itchy skin
Eczema, rashes, and hives can get worse or be caused by the mold and mildew that dirty air ducts spread throughout the air. Not just your skin, but those bacteria can affect your whole body and immune system.

If your family is experiencing any of these symptoms and you suspect that dirty air ducts are to blame, give us a call!