If you are a smoker or have a smoker in your home, you know it simply gets everywhere. You may have already discovered that your house has a lingering odor associated with smoke—and that's bad news for your indoor air quality.
How Smoking Negatively Impacts Your Air Quality and Health
Obviously, smoking isn't great for the smoker, and secondhand smoke can be dangerous. But did you know that the health of your indoor air quality could be suffering, even when nothing is being smoked?
Smoking leads to indoor pollution, which, in turn, can lead to deadly problems such as tuberculosis. Even if you're never in the house when an indoor smoker is, the residual smoke could be!
Smoke Gets Into the Air Ducts
It's likely you've noticed smoke gives everything a yellow look. That yellow look is actually an oily layer of residue, which contains pollutants and odors. But that yellow tinge isn't just where you can see it. It's also lurking in other areas of your home—namely, the air ducts.
Your smoker's residue is going to get into the ducts of the house, where it's going to infiltrate the air system. Because you can't easily clean your ducts on your own, you're going to need the help of a professional.
Our professional duct cleaning company will clean, sanitize, and deodorize your air ducts, so your house is clean and fresh smelling. And, if you have a smoker in the household, you may need to do this fairly frequently.
The Benefits of a Regular Duct Cleaning
Nicotine residue is sticky. If you have someone who regularly smokes inside of your home, it's likely that residue is gumming up the interior components of your ducts and your HVAC system. Dust, dirt, debris, and even pests may get lodged into the ductwork, dampening the performance of your HVAC system, and ultimately making it more difficult for your system to cool and heat properly.
If you want to improve upon the energy-efficiency of your home (as well as its air quality), you need an air duct cleaning! Duct cleaning isn't just going to remove the smoke and smoke odor: it's also going to remove other harmful allergens and pollutants from the interior of your system.
A regular duct cleaning is advised for most households, as both maintenance and prevention. For more information about the benefits of regular duct cleaning, contact the professionals at Dust Doctors!
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