If you own indoor pets, you probably consider them an integral part of your family, right? But unlike the human members of your family, your furry family members can seriously diminish the quality of your indoor air. Fortunately, air duct cleaning offers a simple, yet effective way to significantly improve the cleanliness of the air you and your loved ones breathe. The experts at Dust Doctors explain how below.

The Problem With Pets and Indoor Air Quality

Before we get into the benefits of routine air duct cleaning, it’s important to understand exactly how your furry family members can contribute to poor indoor air quality. While you may not suffer from severe pet-related allergies, pet dander, hair, and anything else your furry friends track indoors can seriously contaminate the air inside your house.

Even if you diligently vacuum, dust, and clean up after your pet, the particles that your animal friend brings indoors are microscopic, and they can linger for extended periods. Because dander, pollen, and other particles are so small, they float through the air, cling to household surfaces, and perhaps most detrimental, they accumulate inside of your HVAC ducts.

When those particles collect inside your ductwork, your HVAC system continually recirculates them into your indoor air. And though you may not be aware of a decrease in your indoor air quality, you may notice related symptoms, such as:

●        Congestion

●        Itchy, watery eyes

●        Runny nose

●        Wheezing or general trouble breathing

●        Skin rashes

If you’ve suffered from any of the above symptoms and you have no explanation for their cause, your furry family members may be the true culprits. Fortunately, routine duct cleaning can get your indoor air quality back on track.

How Does Duct Cleaning Improve Indoor Air Quality?

In most homes, indoor air circulates through the HVAC system five to seven times per day. And that air doesn’t come in from the outside; rather, it travels in a giant loop on repeat throughout your house. So if you have pet debris lurking in your air ducts or on surfaces around your home, it will continue to re-circulate throughout your house until it’s removed. That’s where professional duct cleaning comes in.

While there’s no cleaning method that can completely eliminate pet particles from your indoor air, professional duct cleaning can make a substantial difference. Because duct cleaning significantly decreases debris inside your ductwork, it dramatically lessens the quantity of indoor, airborne contaminants, such as:

●        Pet dander

●        Pollen

●        Animal hair

●        Mold and mildew

●        Potentially hazardous chemical residues

●        Dust and dust mites

●        Dirt and other types of debris

With routine duct cleaning, you’ll breathe cleaner air indoors, and as a result, experience fewer bothersome symptoms. It truly is one of the simplest and quickest things you can do to improve your indoor air quality, and as a result, your overall health.

Need Better Indoor Air Quality? Dust Doctors Can Deliver It

Whether your pets are contributing to poor indoor air quality or you suffer from annoying indoor allergies, our team at Dust Doctors is here to help. We specialize in comprehensive air duct cleaning, a/c cleaning, furnace cleaning, and advanced air filtration systems and have proudly served Twin Cities residents for over a decade. To learn more about our services or get a free quote, give our Little Canada, MN office a call today at 651-319-9777 or contact us online.

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