Not only is high indoor air quality a critical component of protecting your family from pollution and shielding any vulnerable family members from allergens, it can also have a significant effect on your personal health.
If your indoor air has a lot of mold spores, for example, you could be more likely to develop a mold allergy or, even if you don’t, you could still experience respiratory symptoms. And health problems aside, if your indoor air has a lot of dust, it can be irritating for anyone’s nose, whether they have allergies or not.
So promoting indoor air quality is a crucial component of having a healthy, happy home. Fortunately, in addition to your personal efforts such as adding air filtration systems, you can utilize professional cleaning services to increase indoor air quality as well. Here are two ways to do that.
1. Carpet cleaning
Carpets are great at trapping lots of contaminants that can pollute indoor air. If you have pets, your carpet probably has plenty of pet dander in it, even if the pet isn’t allowed on the carpet. Even if you don’t have pets, the carpet can still harbor dust, pollen, mold spores, hair and other things that you probably don’t want to breathe on a regular basis
Of course, using a vacuum cleaner that has a great air filter can help, but professional carpet cleaning goes even deeper. If you’ve ever vacuumed your carpet and then had it professionally deep-cleaned, you’ve experienced this.
Not only does professional cleaning result in a brighter, cleaner carpet, but it also will help you maintain a higher quality of life by helping to keep your indoor air fresher, cleaner and safer for individuals who have asthma or allergies.
If you get your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis, you won’t need to worry about releasing dust, mold spores, pollen and other irritants and allergens at each step. So whether you or a family member or friend has a sensitivity to these irritants or you’re just interested in living a cleaner, healthier life, carpet cleaning can be a great way to help boost your indoor air quality.
2. Air duct cleaning
Air ducts are one of the more “out of sight, out of mind” aspects of any house, but when you get to thinking about it, you’ll realize how important they are. Any time your air is being heated or cooled by your HVAC system, all the heated and cooled air is traveling through the ducts, probably multiple times per day.
This not only means that the ducts have plenty of chances to pollute your air if they’re dirty, but also that they have plenty of chances to collect dust and other contaminants from the air moving through them.
Of course, you have air filters at each intake vent, which helps keep some of the dust out, but the filters can’t catch everything, so over time and with many repetitions dust can indeed build up inside your vents. This is especially true if you don’t change out your air filters regularly; old, clogged filters can let much more dust through.
Air duct cleaning doesn’t just dust your vents, though. It can also remove nastier contaminants, such as pest droppings if you’ve had pests in your HVAC system, or mold spores and mold growth. It’s important to have the system checked for mold on a regular basis, especially if you’ve had mold problems anywhere in your house before.
Having the ducts cleaned will provide you with peace of mind that the system is free of dirt, dander, mold and other pollutants.
These two types of professional cleaning services can help you in your war against indoor air pollution, and, fortunately for you, Rasmussen Cleaning Service, LLC, provides both of them. Feel free to browse their website for more information, or call them today at 763-208-2144.