Indoor Air Quality and Allergens

Houston Air Duct Cleaning

If you didn’t have allergies before you moved to Houston, TX; you surely have them now that you live in Houston. The air quality is notorious for being polluted but this pollution is not always

man made. Many irritants and contaminants found inside our home are from mold spores, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and other organic matter. Of course this doesn’t mean that your home is free from man made pollutants.

indoor air pollution

The contaminants in your home can be both man made and from nature

No, in fact all of the materials used to build and maintain your home give off pollutants like formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other volatile organic compounds that cause respiratory irritation. Yes, it can seem like a mine field and impossible to avoid allergens. Thankfully your body works constantly to clean out and rid itself of all the contaminants that we are exposed to on a daily basis. The issues begin when your body becomes overwhelmed and can’t keep up with the amount of irritant exposure.

So how  can you keep these contaminants down to a minimum and give your body a fighting chance?

  • Use a HEPA filter
  • Don’t smoke inside your home
  • Use mats in entry ways and take your shoes off inside your home
  • Uses a high efficiency vacuum cleaner
  • Fix leaks immediately
  • Keep moisture down to prohibit mold growth
  • remove and clean mildew and mold immediately

For a more complete list see the arb.ca.gov site

We recommend periodic cleaning of your upholstery, carpets, tile, and air ducts. Carpets and upholstery will hold dust mites and pet dander. Bacteria and other contagions can also live inside your carpets, upholstery, tile, and air ducts. Vacuum on a regular basis and use a vacuum that has a good filtration system. Invest in a HEPA A/C filter and have your home maintained every so often professionally with professional upholstery, carpet, and air duct cleaning. We recommend that you clean your carpets and upholstery every 3 to 6 months depending on how much use they get. Air ducts should be cleaned every 2 to 4 years. Dryer vents at least twice a year. These cleaning schedules are not written in stone but can be used as guide lines to help maintain your home and help decrease the amount of allergens and pollutants you are exposed to on a daily basis.

allergens in your carpet and furniture

Dust mites and pet dander can live in your carpets

The only home maintenance recommendations that cannot be subject to your discretion and delayed are dryer vents and furnaces. These can be dangerous if not maintained properly so always stay on top of your dryer vent cleaning and furnace maintenance.

For free estimates or questions about any of our services in the Houston area including air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning please call 832-512-5719

We service the entire Houston, TX area including the Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Katy, Pasadena, League City, Webster, Clear Lake, Galveston, and Spring.

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