Bacteria, mold spores, oxygen, invisible fungi, hydrogen and more make up the air we breathe. In fact, over 1,800 different bacteria alone make up the air that keeps us alive.
If so much exists in the air that we breathe, an excess amount of one item or another is fine then, right? Not so much, in fact, too much of the wrong kind of mold or fungi spores in the air can cause respiratory duress or, in extreme circumstances, respiratory failure.
There are good bacteria, and wrong bacteria-the wrong kind of bacteria is often what builds up in our air duct units. In today’s blog, our team of experts at Superior Air Duct Cleaning will cover the reasons behind hiring for professional air duct cleaning versus taking the DIY approach.
Microorganisms & Mold
Of the 1,800 different microorganisms that exist in the air we breathe, most of them are harmless. A few can be twisted for malicious purposes, but it is typical that the bacteria that filters through the air moves just as easily through our bodies.
This being said, sometimes bacteria and mold can filter through the heating and air ventilation system within our homes, and attach themselves to debris within the air ducts. If this debris isn’t cleared out, and the area sanitized by an air ventilation expert, then the potential for mold growth within your air ducts increases exponentially.
Mold growth attached to your ducts becomes spread throughout your home as air blows through the ducts, into the vents, and into your lungs.
Mold growth can be absolutely terrifying for anyone, but especially for those who are immunocompromised, asthmatic, or caregivers to a newborn or elderly family member. Increasing home care costs can push us to consider cutting a corner here and there for a price break. We might seem biased here at Superior Air, but we stand by what we say in the fact that cutting corners when it comes to the air you breathe within your home is not an option.
Individuals who attempt to clean, replace, or install their own air ducts or air duct maintenance run the risk of damaging their ducts or forgetting to sanitize them after cleaning. Either path leads to the immediate effect of improper air filtration which can lead to multiple respiratory problems.
Relief in Redistribution
By outsourcing the maintenance and cleaning of your home air ventilation system you are ensuring it is done both the right way and the safe way. Our team at Superior Air Duct Cleaning is fully trained and licensed to care for the air ducts, insulation, and ventilation within your home.
If you are seeking an air duct professional to ensure the cleanliness of the air in your home, let us do it for you. We’ll provide you with a fair price and quality work. Reach out to us online or give us a call at 1-800-803-3828, and we’ll set up your quote today. We’re looking forward to working with you.