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Breathe Easy
3/5/2018 2:07:06 PM
Breathe Easy

Home maintenance is something everyone faces. Maintenance includes simple things like sweeping and mopping, as well as more complex issues like roof replacements and repainting rooms. However, there’s one part of your home that you might be neglecting – and if you are, it could be impacting your health.

The air ducts in your home are havens for dust, mold spores, dander, allergens, and other chemicals. If you smoke or have pets, your indoor air quality is likely even worse. Air ducts clogged with dust and other particles will contaminate your air, leaving you breathing in allergens all day. 

Poor indoor air quality is a real issue. However, it is an issue that can be fixed through cleaning and filtration.

For individuals with asthma or severe allergies, the symptoms of poor indoor air quality are obvious, as it causes these conditions to flare. However, even people without serious sensitivities may find that poor air quality causes them discomfort including sneezing, congestion, and watery eyes.

Since air quality is crucial to a good quality of life, there are steps you can take to ensure that your family is breathing the best air. Here are a few.

If you see any signs of mold growth – whether on walls, countertops or any other hard surface, determine what is causing it. In bathrooms, this is often indicative of poor air circulation. One solution is to use a dehumidifier or install a fan. In other areas of the home, mold can be a sign of underlying water damage. Mold remediation specialists can clean and remove any mold, as well as determine if the mold is toxic.

Look into some additional options for filtering your home’s air. Purchase air filters for your vents that target pet dander, dust, mold spores, and other common allergens. Outfit bedrooms with HEPA filter fans and air purifiers, and consider buying a HEPA filter for your vacuum cleaner. If you have a green thumb, there are even some houseplants that are good for air filtration. 

If you find your system is releasing dust or particles back into the air of your home, have your air ducts cleaned. Infestations of pests, vermin, or mold growth on any hard surfaces of your ducts or HVAC unit are additional signs that your air ducts need to be cleaned.

If it’s time to clean your air ducts, or if you see symptoms of mold growth and water damage, contact a specialist. 

Rytech of SWLA offers a variety of services including water damage repair, mold remediation, and air duct cleaning. According to owner Jennifer Rulon, Rytech is dedicated to quality work and integrity, all at reasonable prices. With 24/7 emergency service and highly experienced staff, Rytech of SWLA is ready to help you boost the air quality in your home. They service the SWLA area including Lake Charles, DeRidder, Jennings, Sulphur, Cameron, and nearby parishes. 

Visit their website at rytechofswla.com for more information or to contact them.
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