Because we tend to spend most of our time indoors, it’s important for people with asthma – or people who have children with asthma – to maintain the air quality in their homes. Reducing the amount of irritants and allergens in the home can reduce the risk for asthma-related health issues.
So what kind of airborne pollutants might be hiding in your home?
Many elements can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including, but not limited to:
- Mold, mildew and dust mites
- Pet dander
- Pest droppings
- Scented candles and air fresheners
- Household cleaners and disinfectants
- Incense and tobacco smoke
People with asthma may be particularly sensitive to these pollutants, causing them to have an asthma attack that impairs their lung function.
Fortunately, there are a number of simple steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home.
Reduce the amount of allergens and irritants in your home by limiting your use of candles, perfumes, and air fresheners. Avoid using hair sprays and perfumes in confined spaces that aren’t well ventilated. If necessary, use a dehumidifier to prevent moisture buildup that could lead to mold and mildew growth.
Adequate airflow, proper filtration and humidity control add up to a healthy indoor environment. To improve your home’s air quality, have your air ducts inspected and cleaned to eliminate buildups of dust, dirt, and harmful contaminants.
Ready to breathe easy? At Superior Air Duct Cleaning, our clean air specialists offer top-notch duct cleaning services to improve the quality of your home’s air. Contact us today to put your worries to rest!