Are we prepared for the upcoming National Allergy Month
Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
Thirty-Five Million Americans are suffering from allergy and what they are not aware is that they are reacting to conditions right in their own homes.Air Duct Cleaning is an important option to consider this spring season.
While antihistamines may lessen the sniffling and sneezing, they won't make symptoms go away altogether. And antihistamine use may mean coping with unpleasant side effects.
For many, the spring season especially May, which is National Allergy Month - is the worst time of year.
A recent study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that people are more likely to get sick from pollution in the home or office than from the pollution in the air outdoors.
Allergy Sufferers can do something to rid their homes of indoor air pollutants, thereby improving the quality of air they breathe.
Professional indoor cleaning of carpet, furniture, drapery, hard surfaces and air ducts reduces the incidence of allergies, respiratory and other health related conditions by removing the source of the problem. Researchers report that house dust is the major cause of allergies.
"Studies show that our air duct cleaning inhibits unpleasant odors and can remove 32 percent of contaminants, such as mold and mildew, from a home's central air conditioning and heating system." said Mike Ben Namer from USAC-Air. "This air system provides the Ideal environment for mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria growth, and the spread of dust mite waste through the air."
USAC-Air in South Florida serving miami, fort lauderdale, west palm beach and other south florida areas also provides a full line of access doors for hard to reach areas in the air duct system, simplifying future cleaning, inspection and maintenance.
“One out of every six people who suffer from allergies is allergic to the fungi and bacteria in air duct systems,” Mike said.
Homeowners should make sure companies that offer air duct cleaning are legitimate, Mike said.
Some key questions homeowners should ask when calling about air duct cleaning services are: Can you reduce the dust in the air? Will I be allergic to the chemicals you use? Will air duct cleaning improve the stale, musty odor in my home? How is this service performed, and how often do I need it done?
For Homeowners who have allergies or even unexplained illnesses in their families, Mike recommends a few remedies to improve the air quality of the home:
- Reduce the use of chemicals where possible: Store gasoline and chemicals outside the home, and discourage smoking indoors.
- Perform proper maintenance: Replace filters with more efficient electrostatic filters, and change or clean them monthly. Follow other manufacturer recommended procedures regularly.
- Use Air Cleaners: Place room HEPA filtration units in the bedrooms of allergic individuals. Purchase them at your local HVAC Dealer.