As the cooler weather settles in for the next few months, we’ll be spending more time indoors. For those who suffer from allergies, respiratory illnesses, and other health conditions, wintertime may be a miserable time if the air quality inside your home is poor.
The air that we breathe inside our homes has a significant impact on our health, and keeping our homes clean can help reduce the levels of allergens and common pollutants that may be present in your Whitby home. Various pollutants can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, as well as headaches and fatigue. Most of the time removing the source of the pollution can treat these symptoms. For homeowners, two ways you can improve the indoor air quality of your home is through regular air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning.
HVAC systems are the heart and lungs of our homes, and they affect the indoor air quality in several ways, both good and bad. HVAC systems can help ventilate the air in our homes, reducing the level of allergens and pollutants in the air. They also help manage indoor humidity levels, which is important for preventing mold growth indoors.
But if your indoor air quality is poor, dust, dander, smoke particles, and other allergens can become trapped in your air ducts, exaggerating any symptoms you may be having. Changing your filters regularly can help trap allergens and prevent these things from being pushed back into your home, but having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis will remove any allergens built up in the ducts and can improve your indoor air quality and improve overall system efficiency.
Carpet Cleaning Whitby
Another area of our homes that tends to trap dirt, pollen, pet dander and other allergens is our carpeting. Regular vacuuming removes surface allergens, but leaves behind deep down dirt that are trapped within the carpet fibers. Carpets can also harbor bacteria and mold growth, and if you suffer from indoor allergies it’s important to keep carpets clean.
Professional carpet cleaning helps remove trapped dirt and other allergens that are in your carpeting, and should be performed every six to twelve months depending on the amount of traffic in your home. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma may need to have their carpets cleaned more often to see if they experience a reduction in their symptoms.
Professional Cleaning Services from QJS
QJS provides professional air duct cleaning and carpet cleaning services in Whitby and throughout the Durham Region. If you suffer from allergies or other symptoms you think may be related to the air quality inside your home, contact us today to see if we can help.