How Unclean Air Ducts Affect Your Health

How Unclean Air Ducts Affect Your Health

Did you know that your air ducts could actually affect your family’s health? Unclean or unmaintained air ducts contain loads of bacteria, allergens, debris, and other nasty particles. These airborne contaminants can cause or contribute to certain medical issues, which is why it’s crucial to make sure that your air ducts are properly cleaned on a regular basis. Read on to learn more about how air ducts can affect your family’s health.

How Are My Air Ducts Impacting My Health?

When thinking about health hazards in your home, you may never even consider your air ducts. The reality is that your cooling system’s air ducts are often full of particulates and debris that will adversely affect your family’s health. The following are just a few examples of contaminants present in dirty air ducts:

  • Allergens
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Airborne viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Mold spores
  • Mildew

Air ducts that contain these irritants make your indoor air quality unhealthy for your family. Breathing these particles in can exacerbate the symptoms of some medical issues or even cause new ones. Many homeowners aren’t aware of the numerous health issues that dirty air ducts contribute to, which includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Mold poisoning
  • Sinus issues

In order to avoid worsening these conditions or developing certain health issues, you must have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned every three to five years, or more often if necessary. Homes with many people or pets may need to have their air ducts cleaned more frequently to maintain good indoor air quality.

Contact Chesapeake Property Services

Chesapeake Property Services is a family-owned business, so we understand how important this issue is. Having our team of experts clean your air ducts will ensure that your home is safe and healthy for your family. When you need your air ducts cleaned, give us a call at 410-661-4235!