You may have a dusty, dirty home and not realize it at all. The fact is, we can’t see everything that is floating in the air. Indoor air quality is among the Environmental Protection Agency’s top 3 health concerns. The agency reports that with dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke and more, the air inside your home can be 2-5 times dirtier than the air outside. According to conservative estimates, more that 60% of American homes have bad indoor air quality.
Although we usually can’t see them, air pollutants are all around us, already inside our homes, and waiting to come in from outside. From our yards to our kitchens, dangerous air pollutants threaten our home’s air quality all the time. Plus, each season brings its own dangers, from mold in the fall and winter to pollens and high humidity in the spring and summer.
According to the EPA you should consider having you air ducts cleaned when:
- There is visible mold growth
- There is excessive amounts of dust and debris in the home
- People in your home have allergies or are elderly
- There has been recent water damage to the home
- Ducts are infested with vermin or bugs
- Or the ducts are clogged with excessive dust