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Indoor Air Quality and Allergens

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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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Does Air Duct Cleaning Make My A/C More Efficient

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The short answer is NO! The long answer needs a little longer explanation. Cleaning your air ducts does have merit and can do a lot of positive things for you and your home; however, unless you have a large obstruction that is blocking your ducts and obstructing air flow, cleaning your ducts will not make your A/C more efficient.

Many times we clean air ducts that are very dirty and the inside of the ducts are lined with mildew, fungus, and dust. These allergens are irritating and can cause allergy flare ups when breathed in. This is especially true when the mildew, dust, and other irritants are blown out into a home that is sealed up and does not have outside air coming in or going out from any other source other than the duct system.

Our customers report improvements in their allergies and other respiratory issues like asthma after having their ducts cleaned. This would be the major reason that people call to have their air ducts inspected and cleaned. Efficiency would be at the A/C maintenance end of the process and not at the duct cleaning end. So if you would like to have your ducts cleaned because you see or smell mildew, or you can visibly see dust blowing out of the vents then please do call us. If you are interested in making your A/C run more efficiently then we recommend that you call your local certified Heating and Cooling professional and have your unit serviced.

Click here to read a government publication on air duct cleaning in your home.

It is very easy to do an in home inspection of your ducts. Just take your air vent covers off and look inside. If you can visibly see dirt, dust, mildew, and other gunk on the inside of your ducts, then you probably should give us call. You can also go into your attic and inspect the plenum box that connects all of your air duct system. If you can visibly see contamination then you should definitely call. Our technicians are communicative and we give a firm price once we have inspected your system. Taking care of your home shouldn’t have to be stressful and C&E Carpets and Vents wants to be your air duct cleaning professionals! We are located inside the loop of Houston, TX and service the entire Houston area including The Woodlands, Katy, Bellaire, Pasadena, The Heights, Cypress, Copperfield, League City, Galveston, Texas City, Clear Lake and Spring!

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