Experiencing sneezing and itchy eyes in your home is more than just a bit of a nuisance. While antihistamines can help the problem, who really wants to have to pop a pill each day? There's a simpler solution to correcting the problem, and it just might be within the air ducts in your home

The dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke and other particles build up inside your ducts. They are then blown out through your vents for you and your family to inhale. It's especially a problem if someone in the house has allergies or asthma. You may also have mold in your ductwork. This is harmful to your health, especially if you're allergic or are immunocompromised. Pollen may enter into the system as well. If you notice your allergies or asthma getting worse and you can't find a reason why, it may be because of your ductwork. 

To see if you may have an accumulation of dust or other debris, you can look inside your ducts and evaluate if they're dirty or not. If you see anything growing inside of them, you may want to have the particles tested to see if they are mold if you're not sure. The most common problem with exposure to mold is nasal congestion or a runny nose and eye irritation. People may wheeze from it as well. Other symptoms include a cough, chest tightness and a sore throat. People may experience nosebleeds, headaches or upper respiratory tract infections. In some cases, a person may have a more serious reaction to it including shortness of breath or a fever. If a person has a chronic lung illness, he or she may end up with a mold infection in his or her lungs. The effects may be even worse in children. 

To improve the health of your family or to prevent serious illnesses, you should contact Dust Doctors today to schedule a duct cleaning. 

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