Duct Cleaning Horror Stories

Why should I have my air ducts cleaned? That is a very common question by homeowners across Ohio. For starters, having your air ducts cleaned by a professional reduces the dust and debris that could be circulating throughout your home or office space. This type of debris or dust eventually lands on your floors, furniture, carpets… and just about everywhere indoors.

Duct cleaning is very important for several reasons. There have been a few horror stories in correlation to not having a clean air duct. One perfect example for the summer weather? A clogged HVAC unit which can lead to a broken down air condition system. The horror. Rodents or possums living rent-free inside your air ducts can be a possibility. Especially during the cold winter months. Once it warms up, you may start noticing a new family of rodents hanging outside your home. There could be animal droppings and dust circulating in your home without you even knowing it. Severe allergic reactions could also be a culprit from poor air duct cleaning. Allergic reactions could also be from indoor allergens. Pet hair, pollen, house dust and certain fabrics could be the cause behind that indoor sneeze or cough. And last but not least, a terrible installation service could cause leaks. Indoor leaks eventually create mold. Call a professional when installing a new unit or if you need duct cleaning.

Our main service area includes Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding areas within a 25 to 30 mile radius. This includes Troy, Springfield, Middletown, Hamilton, Fairfiels, Springfield, Miamisburg, Riverside, Northridge, Piqua, and Camden. If you need service outside of our standard radius, there may be an extra service charge. Call us today to find out more on our area of expertise and to schedule a duct cleaning appointment as soon as possible.

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Preventing Allergens from Entering Your Home

Allergens are all around you all the time. You’ll notice some of them because you can see them, but many are even too small for you to notice. In this post, we’ll discuss how to keep allergens of all kinds out of your home! You can also check out this handy video on eliminating allergens from your home.

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The first and most effective tip is to use a HEPA filter system. These were originally developed in World War II to remove radioactive particles from the air. However, they also block allergen particles from circulating through your air as well—even ones as small as one-300th of the diameter of human hair!

But HEPA filters will only work in open spaces through your home—and many harmful allergens hide in your air ducts. The best way to improve air quality in your home is through cleaning your air ducts. Research shows that air duct cleaning improves over all air quality in your home, but also removes debris and other mold-inducing factors from your home.

Speaking of mold, many allergic reactions are caused by mold growth in your home. And it doesn’t just affect people within the immediate vicinity of mold—molds release spores into the air, releasing allergens, toxins, and irritants. These elements will affect people differently, especially if someone has a serious mold allergy. The only way to effectively eliminate this threat is through expert mold testing and remediation.

In addition to these larger steps, there are many basic steps you can take to make sure your home is allergen-free. Vacuuming regularly is an important way to collect allergens in your floor and carpet. Restricting where pets go in your home is also a good way to make sure pet dander doesn’t get into sleeping areas or other rooms where you spend a lot of time. Keeping your windows closed during days where pollen is abundant will limit your allergic reactions to plant spores.

For more information about allergens, heating and air conditioning maintenance, duct cleaning, water treatment or mold prevention, contact the Environmental Doctor today. We specialize in keeping your home and office allergen free for your safety and comfort. Visit our website for more information