“The average home collects 40 pounds of dust every year. And living in it are microscopic bugs that multiply fast and can make you sick: dust mites.” Jeff Rossen and Jovanna Billington state in an article no Today.com in April of 2017.
We have all seen the Swiffer Commercial on Hulu:
Did you know that this can cause Silicosis? Silicosis is a preventable occupational lung disease caused by the inhalation of respirable crystalline silica dust and can progress to respiratory failure and death according to the CDC. Scary right?
So how can you prevent dust in your home? Get your ducts cleaned. Having your ducts cleaned can reduce the dust in your home by large percentages for up to SEVEN YEARS! This will not only lower your risk of associated respiratory illnesses, but it can reduce allergies and your utility bills.
However, we recommend you have them cleaned every 3-5 years especially if you have small children, pets, or are a smoker. With pets and small children, you will have added issues such as pet hair (including pet dander) and food particles. Yes, we see it often. Cheerios, pet food pellets, crumbs of all shapes and sizes get pushed into your floor vents (sometimes stuffed) from sweeping and other cleaning habits. If living with a smoker, you are already aware of the dangers of second hand smoke. But did you know that all of those dangerous chemicals are being cycled through your home as well?
Right now we are living in a world with the threat of the most dangerous respiratory virus known to man. We are to stay home as much as possible to limit our risks to exposure. Therefore, you are spending more time with the threats that exist inside your home as well. Now, you likely cannot get corona virus from lounging on the couch, binge watching Hulu or whatever streaming network you spend your evenings with, but you can cause yourself to become ill due to drywall dust, dust mites, rodent droppings, or the millions of other things that are in your vents.
Moral of the story, call us. We can help you limit your risks and boost your indoor air quality with a sanitizer proven to kill allergens, bacteria, and viruses. Ask for a free mold inspection with your service.