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What Harmful Bacteria is Hiding in Your Air Ducts?

Generally, house cleaning isn’t any big deal because you can see dirt and dust on floors and carpeting or mold on bathroom counters. However, what about the dirt and bacteria that’s hiding in your air ducts? Most people never give their air ducts a second thought until they notice a mysterious smell or develop health issues. Learn why indoor air quality is a concern when dirt, mold and fungus buildup inside air ducts.

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are typically located in crawl spaces, ceilings, walls or attics throughout a home. They are usually a round or square tube or conduit, which delivers hot or cold air for heating or cooling. The air is then released into various parts of the home through vents to create the necessary temperature adjustment of a room or the entire home.

Because air ducts are confined to out of the way places, they are frequently left undisturbed for years and don’t receive proper maintenance or cleaning. Over time, heaters and air conditioners deposit dirt into air ducts, which may make them a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus when the right humidity levels are present.

 

Fungus

 

Molds are a type of fungus that are attracted to dirt and thrive in warm and humid conditions like those in an air duct. Once mold is established, it releases mold spores into the air to multiply and spread. When the HVAC is turned on, spores can be dispersed through the air ducts and released into the air that you breathe. Air quality may be diminished as a result.

 

Health Issues

 

Poor air quality may put some people at risk for health issues. Those most likely affected could be the elderly, children or infants. Patients with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, and people with allergies or respiratory conditions may also be affected.

 

Symptoms resulting from harmful exposure to bacteria, dust, pollen, molds and mites could include:

 

  • Throat or Nose Irritations
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of Breath and Difficulty Breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Red, Watery
  • Burning Eyes

 

In some cases, it is not unusual for people to develop headaches, low-grade fevers or muscle aches from exposure to allergens in the home.

 

If allergies and respiratory infections are common in your home, then you need to call Golden's Good Air. They will inspect your air ducts to see what kind of bacteria may be hiding in your duct system and how they need to be cleaned. For more information, please visit http://www.goldensgoodair.com

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