It’s like a ritual, similar to returning to school or the start of football season.
Only this yearly tradition is seasonal allergies.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, not only are allergies the sixth leading cause of chronic illnesses in the U.S., but they also affect more than 50 million Americans each year.
What does this have to do with air duct cleaning services?
Affordable air duct cleaning services like those at First Call can help eliminate a lot of the problems presented by seasonal allergies. We’ll take a look in greater detail about how it helps.
How Do Air Duct Cleaning Services Help Fight Fall Allergies?
First, let’s take a quick look at how one of these HVAC systems works.
The air ducts pull in outside air before they heat or cool it. This means that unfiltered air has dust, pollen and other allergens. Over time, these build up.
The result is misery for those who have allergies or conditions such as asthma.
Residential or commercial air duct cleaning services help by clearing these particles
How Do You Know It’s Time to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?
We get this question a lot. While the answer depends upon many things– the age of your house, the type of system you use—we typically say you should ask yourself the following questions:
Have you had them cleaned in the last three years?
We suggest a thorough cleaning every three years or even once a year. This is particularly important if someone in your home has allergies.
If you own a business, be aware of something called sick building syndrome. This means if you’ve not cleaned your air ducts—and you have employees who have allergies—you could be held liable if they develop chronic health problems.
Do your allergies get worse when you turn on your system?
This is a red flag that something is wrong—particularly if you spend a lot of time indoors.
Is your home a magnet for dust?
We’re not judging your housekeeping. In fact, if your air ducts need cleaning, it doesn’t matter how often you dust. When it accumulates repeatedly, you could have a problem.
Does your home have an unnatural smell?
It may smell a bit stale or even moldy (Mold removal is another important issue for homeowners. You can read all about it in our earlier article. )
Have you completed a construction or renovation project?
If so, it’s very likely that dust and other particles have found their way into your air duct system. Make sure it is cleaned in a timely manner after each product.
Are you sick more often—despite taking your medicine?
If you’re following doctor’s orders and you’re still having issues, it may be time to have someone from First Call inspect your air ducts. We can find and fix problems in a timely manner to help you remain as healthy as possible during allergy season.
What Makes First Call Different
There are hundreds of restoration companies in North Carolina. Why should you choose First Call?
We’d like to think that the answer is something intangible.
Of course, we provide the highest level of customer service, and we also ensure that all our employees are highly trained and knowledgeable.
But there’s something else.
We’re a family company and not a franchise from a giant corporate conglomerate. We strive to reflect our dedication to each customer, treating them as we would our own family.
In addition, out of 100 restoration companies in North Carolina, we are one of the only 5 percent that drug test their employees.
Don’t wait until you have extensive allergy problems before you call us. Contact us today for an estimate on our affordable air duct cleaning services so we can get right to the heart of the matter, because First Call is always the right call.