In one of our previous blogs, we talked about the importance of maintaining good indoor air quality in your home. We know that poor indoor air quality can lead to a number of different health problems and complications, including the development of asthma and allergies, but what exactly makes the air inside your home so dirty? There are a few common indoor allergy triggers found in nearly every home that lead to allergies and different respiratory complications.
Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed on human skin flakes. They are often found in rooms that have higher humidity levels, as well as warmer temperatures. They prefer bedding and other soft furnishings, such as soft couches or chairs, however, they can be found almost anywhere in your home. According to U.S. News and World Report, “dust mites are the most common allergy and asthma symptom trigger.”
Pet dander shed by dogs and cats is a common allergy and asthma trigger for people who are susceptible to developing these conditions. However, there are certain breeds of dogs and cats, that do not affect people who are allergic to pet dander.
Indoor mold is not only another common allergy and asthma symptom trigger, but it can also be very dangerous to your overall health. Mold tends to grow in dark, damp areas around your home, including places like the shower or bathtub and your basement. Spores from the mold then have the potential to infiltrate your HVAC system and circulate throughout your home.
Duct cleaning is a great way to keep the air in your High Springs home free from these common allergens. While other measures may need to be taken, having your ducts cleaned is a great first step towards improving your indoor air quality.