People with asthma have lungs that are sensitive to contaminants in the air and the environment. Poor indoor air quality is one of the most common causes of asthma attacks. The air inside a home or business can become contaminated in many ways.
Common Contaminants That Affect Indoor Air Quality
One of the most common causes of poor indoor air quality is dust. Small particles tend to remain in the air for long periods of time, while larger particles settle on furniture or the floor. Small dust particles can irritate the lungs of a person who has asthma.
Mold is another contaminant that can trigger an asthma attack. Moisture can accumulate in a home or business because of the weather or improper ventilation in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. This can allow mold spores to grow and multiply. Mold spores can cause respiratory problems in people with asthma.
Pet fur and dander can also trigger asthma attacks in some people. Pets such as dogs and cats shed their fur throughout the year. It can get on furniture and into air ducts and can linger in the environment.
Cockroaches and other insects can leave waste in a home or business or can die. Their waste and bodies can contaminate the air and become airborne in dust. The higher the concentration of cockroach bodies and waste, the more likely children are to experience asthma symptoms.
Dust mites are microscopic insects that can be found in linens, pillows, mattresses, carpets, and dust. They grow well in a humid environment, and thousands can be found in a small amount of dust.
Cleaning HVAC Ducts Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
All of these contaminants can be found in HVAC ducts. When they get into the ducts, they are blown into the air in the home or business whenever the heat or air conditioner comes on. This can cause the indoor environment to become contaminated with airborne irritants and can trigger asthma attacks in people with the condition.
Many indoor irritants and contaminants can be eliminated by cleaning the HVAC ducts. This simple process can remove dust, mold, pet dander, insects and their waste, and dust mites and can eliminate many of the most common asthma triggers.
Preferred Hood & Duct is a Monterey leader in the field of HVAC duct cleaning. We have helped many Monterey homeowners and businesses improve their indoor air quality by cleaning their HVAC ducts. If you or someone else suffers from asthma, cleaning the ducts can ease the symptoms of the condition. Contact Preferred Hood & Duct today to get an estimate for HVAC duct cleaning.