Asthma is a respiratory condition that can be easily triggered. In the 1980s, it was reported that 1 in every 13 Americans suffer from asthma and numbers have only continued to rise since. Allergens or other irritants that enter the lungs trigger asthma systems as the airways swell. Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, a tight feeling in the chest, and trouble breathing. The outdoor air quality cannot be easily controlled, but your home’s indoor air can be. In an effort to help you control your asthma, we at Sterling Environmental Air Duct Cleaning have included some useful steps easily implemented.
How to Prevent Asthma Triggers & Causes
The air inside your home is continuously being recirculated with the HVAC system activated, fans, open windows or doors, even people moving around inside. In the air, the allergens and other particulate irritants are stirred up and assault your lungs, which can trigger asthma. to improve the indoor air quality in your home and reduce the risks associated with asthma, consider applying the following steps below.
1) Cleaning. To trap dust and other particulates, use a microfiber or electrostatic cloth,
as opposed to of moving around the dust and debris with standard cloth. Start at the highest level of the room, including blinds and window ledges, and work your way down on all the surfaces.
2) HEPA filters. Use a high-quality vacuum equipped with a built in HEPA filter to effectively collect particles as you clean your floors.
3) Wash bedding. Be sure to protect the mattress and pillows with dust mite covers and frequently wash sheets, pillows cases, and duvet covers in hot water. The dust mites feed on the dead skin cells that buildup in large quantities among bedding.
4) Consider leather or faux leather sofas. Soft fabrics on chairs and sofas trap the smoke, dust, dander, pollen, and other asthma triggering particulates. Gradually replace these items with more impermeable options in order to help reduce the volume of asthma triggers in your home.
5) Hard surface floors. Contaminates that settle on the surface are released time you take a step on the carpet fibers. Wherever possible, reduce the carpeting throughout your home.
6) Replace the HVAC filter frequently. To reduce asthma attacks among a plethora of other reasons, be sure to change or clean your home’s air filters every 4-6 weeks.
7) Professional air duct cleaning. Pollen, dust, dirt, and other allergens and contagions that trigger asthma circulating in the air are continuing to be the cycle with the forced air HVAC system, and this debris builds up in the air ducts, where it is then reintroduced into the air. If the air ducts are leaking, it will only increase the issue. Be sure to routinely schedule your air duct cleaning from a professional, to contribute to the efforts of preventing asthma attack and symptoms.
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Call Sterling Environmental Air Duct Cleaning today and let our certified experts get your air ducts cleaned quickly and efficiently to help reduce asthma attacks.