Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a growing concern for any homeowner, renter, or business owner in the United States. In recent years, environmental agencies have conducted tests and gathered statistics about the IAQ of buildings across the country and some results had been connected to a variety of illnesses and conditions people face.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are four primary factors involved in the development of poor IAQ: source, pathways, occupants, and HVAC systems.
The source is where the contaminants are coming from which includes indoors, outdoors, or within mechanical items in the building. Factors include pollen, pollutants, exhaust, dust, emissions, gas, and more.
Pathways include the various routes available for the contaminants to move from the source to the occupants themselves. Pathways can include crawl spaces, attics, duct work, chases, and other ways air moves throughout a home.
Occupants are those who use or frequent the building in question and their exposure to the harmful contaminants. There are often claims of specific health effects caused by the bacteria, dust, and other pollutants causing poor IAQ.
HVAC systems not only act as a pathway but their functions can be impaired due to these contaminants. Dust and dirt within the ducts, mold growth in the drip pan, humidifiers, and coils, improper use of biocides, sealants, or cleaning compounds, and refrigerant leakage are all common problems that can have negative health impacts on occupants.
So, if you’ve been wondering if you should clean your air ducts, the answer is yes!
Fortunately, there are companies out there that specialize in air duct scrubbing and utilizes some of the best tools in the industry in order to get the job done. Allen Young and his team of certified Rotobrush technicians use a process that doesn’t just suck out debris from your air ducts, but instead scrubs them clean!
Learn more about Atlantic Bay’s air duct scrubbing and how we can help with your indoor air quality, please contact us today by calling (617) 782-4986.