If your family is experiencing any of the following health symptoms, it could be a sign that you have dirty air ducts, for example: Coughing or chronic coughing, sneezing, sore throat or throat irritation, congested or runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes (cold symptoms) . Wheezing, difficulty breathing, and asthma or allergy worsens or attacks occur at home, not elsewhere ,Headaches ,Low-grade fever ,Eczema, rashes, or hives , Lethargy and feeling generally “unwell” at home

Skin Conditions Caused by Congested Air Ducts

Frequent coughing and worsening congestion aren’t the only problems that develop due to dirty air ducts. Poor air quality also causes people to break out in hives and rashes for no obvious reason. Dry and itchy skin is another indicator of polluted air.

 Develop Respiratory Infections, Disease

If your family is getting sick more than normal, experiencing coughing, sneezing, sore throats, runny noses, nasal congestion, headaches, and low-grade fevers, they may have upper respiratory infections as a result of dirty air ducts. If your air ducts remain uncleaned, these issues could develop into something worse–a lower respiratory infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia.

Worsen Pre-Existing Conditions, Such As Asthma, Allergies, and Pulmonary Conditions

Family members with asthma or allergies can suffer from dirty air vents as the allergens circulating throughout the indoor air trigger increased and longer attacks, making them sick. In addition, studies have shown that patients suffering from pulmonary health conditions saw their condition improve when their primary living space received regular air duct cleaning, revealing that dirty air ducts can worsen the condition of family members struggling with pulmonary health.

Create Stress

Because dirty air ducts no longer filter indoor air like they are supposed to, the dust in your home is no longer removed, but simply circulated. We Alaskans know full-well the pain of wiping glacial silt off of our hard surfaces only to have them settle again in under 15 minutes. Dirty air ducts can create stress from endless cleaning!

Make You Tired, Feel Unwell

As your family’s bodies fight off the bacteria in the air caused by dirty air ducts, kicking-on their immune systems, they may begin to feel tired, run-down, and generally unwell when they are at home.

Catch the Common Cold

This same bacteria can affect more than just the sinuses, but the whole body and cause the common cold along with all of its symptoms.

When to Call for Duct Cleaning Services

Medical professionals suggest contacting your doctor any time there’s a significant change in your emotional and physical well-being. If your doctor doesn’t find a medical cause for the symptoms, and they seem to subside when you’re away from home, improving your home’s indoor air quality by investing in an air duct cleaning could make all the difference.

Dirty Air Duct Health Risks - Dr. Duct

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