Allergens Inside the Home06/25/2014 Back To Blog
Young children and the elderly are especially prone to respiratory problems and infections. Their bodies are just not strong enough to handle different kinds of allergens – within the home and outside. Asthma is one of the common manifestations of allergies, and while people cannot be prevented from going outside, there are procedures that can be done to clean the home. Air duct maintenance can be done to clean vents and ducts.
This procedure should be done regularly to get rid of dust and dirt that may have built up over time.
Children who suffer from asthma are also very sensitive to dust, so households that have kids with respiratory problems need to double up on their HVAC maintenance and air duct sanitizing schedules. The reason for this is that you don't want unclean air constantly circulating around the home. If there's plenty of dust and other allergens inside the vents, they will be taken in by your kids and or elderly parents. Once they inhale this, it will trigger an asthma attack or cause them to have difficulty in breathing.
Clean Ducts and Vents
Besides home air filter cleaning, it will also be wise not to use carpets in the meantime. This is especially true if you have children who are still crawling and tend to put everything they see inside their mouths. Dogs and cats and other furry pets should also be avoided. Sadly, these cuddly creatures do cause allergies. In addition to that, they shed a lot during specific months and this is one more reason to schedule home air duct cleaning more frequently. Their fur tends to be caught inside the vents and get trapped there. Think fur ball and you will get a pretty good idea.
Smoke is also one common allergen. It will be a good idea not to smoke inside the house and not to have any barbecues or bonfires during months where your loved ones are prone to having asthma attacks.