Unclean HVAC Causes Health Issues
According to the American Lung Association, the majority of the American population spends between 60 and 90 percent of their time inside their home or office. You, your family or your employees could be among the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies or allergy-like symptoms. Some of these symptoms could be caused by poor indoor air quality.
Some of these allergy-like nonspecific symptoms that can be caused from poor air quality inside your home or office include but are not limited to headache, tiredness, difficulty breathing, sinus blockage, cough, sneezing, eye, nose, and throat reactions, skin inflammation, vertigo and nausea.
Various studies performed show that the majority of poor air quality indoors is caused by a poorly maintained Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Proper maintenance of the entire system will greatly reduce the amount of mildew, mold, pollen and dust build-up inside your system.
Your home or office’s HVAC system is a series of ducts and air registries, which are designed with the specific purpose to distribute air flow from one space to another. With this airflow, contaminates can and will be spread freely and quickly. The quality of air you, your family or your employees inhale depends greatly on what type of microbes enter into the system from each space the ductwork passes through.
Contamination inside the ductwork starts with moisture that enters the system and collects dirt and dust particles. These dust particles stick to the moisture and eventually turn to mold and then mold spores. The spores are what actually enter the air and cause you, your family or your employees to develop those allergy-like symptoms.
Another possibility as to where these microbes reside inside your system could be the air conditioning coils, which are the source for the accumulation and growth of various microorganisms primarily mold and bacteria. These microorganisms adhere to the coils and emit substances known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may range in its effects such as irritation, runny eyes, and headaches to more serious allergy and asthma responses.
According to medical studies, diseases, such as Legionnaire’s Disease, are spread by contaminated ventilation systems inside your home or office. These contaminates are drawn through your home’s central air conditioning system via the return air registries and then linger in the air waiting for you, your family or your employees to breathe it.
Your loved ones or co-workers who may be especially vulnerable to the impacts of indoor air toxins comprise many of the following groups: people with allergies or asthma, people with lung disease, people whose resistance is compromised by chemotherapy, radiation treatment, sickness, and those who wear contact lenses.
All contaminates that enter into your home or office HVAC system can come from indoor, outdoor or human sources. Samples of some indoor sources can be but not limited to textured areas such as carpets, curtains, and other materials, deteriorated furniture, fungal growth on or in dirty or water-damaged areas, standing water from blocked or poorly designed drains.
Samples of outdoor sources can be but not limited to vehicle exhaust, trash odors, toxic debris near the outside air duct, rooftops after rainfall, and pollutants from earlier uses of the site (e.g., landfills).
Samples of human sources can be but are not limited to cigarette smoke, food odors, body odor, cosmetic odors, cleaning materials, trash, dust, dirt and any other microbes, and use of paint, caulking, glues and any number of household products.
Cleaning of your home or office’s entire HVAC system should be performed one section at a time, like the ductwork, then the air vents, and then the return registries and so on. Cleaning of each section will only take a few hours and is a routine type of service.
Dalanco Air Clean Air will perform cleaning and inspection of each section of your system as professionally and as quickly as possible while adhering to all safety and health regulations set forth by the various agencies who administer and manage professional maintenance of all HVAC systems both residential and commercial.
Dalanco Air Clean Air provides well trained, experienced and professional technicians who will use every precaution to ensure your safety, your families’ safety or your employees’ safety during the entire procedure. Dalanco Air Clean Air provides top quality service at an affordable price. Just call the phone number at the top of this webpage and we will get started right away.