Dirty Ducts Can Contribute To Your Allergies

Dirty Ducts Can Contribute To Your Allergies

Allergies to pollen, mold and pet dander affect many homeowners, and these allergens often accumulate in a home’s ductwork. Studies have shown that indoor air quality can have a major effect on health, making duct cleaning an essential part of home maintenance for the well-being of Sugar Land residents. Although airborne particles can build up inside a home’s ductwork, a visit from Trademark Home Services can clear it out for immediate and long-term benefits. Below is more about how dirty ducts contribute to allergies and the advantages of having ducts cleaned by professionals.

Worsening of Allergies to Pollen, Mold and Dander

Particles that irritate the nasal passages, sinuses and lungs are present in every home to some degree, but pollen, mold and pet dander can also accumulate in ducts. When this happens, the home is essentially sprayed with allergens every time the central air conditioning or furnace is used. This may cause poor sleep and stuffy nose for many people, but it can result in serious problems for those with allergies.

Seasonal allergies can become year-round issues if pollen becomes trapped in the ductwork over the spring, summer and fall months. Dander from pets, whether they are current residents or not, can stick around until cleaning is performed. Finally, mold spores may collect inside of the system depending on humidity levels.

Mold Can Grow Inside Ductwork

When humidity is high, mold can actually grow inside of ductwork. This is especially likely if the ducts already hold accumulated dust and other matter for the mold to grow on. For this reason, homeowners must have ductwork inspected and cleaned on a regular basis to avoid potentially serious mold problems. Besides removing existing mold, Sugar Land duct cleaning services can identify mold and pinpoint contributors to the problem so that homeowners can reduce or eliminate future mold growth.

For thorough cleaning and protection of a home’s ductwork, homeowners should call a professional to handle cleaning. However, not all cleaning companies are equal. Professionals have proven credentials and can provide references for new customers. For dependable duct cleaning andair conditioner services, call Trademark Home Services at (281) 819-5852.