As you start reading this, do a quick exercise. Breathe in, deep… go ahead, fill your lungs.
Feels good, right?
Taking a deep breath of air, especially outdoors after a thunderstorm or when the air is crisp and clean, smells and feels good. It’s refreshing.
But taking a deep breath of air inside, such as in a home or commercial building, can be a different matter altogether.
The air you breathe, you innocently assume, is clean and healthy. That may not always be the case, as reports of poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) prove that not every indoor environment can be considered healthy.
When indoor air quality is poor, there can be issues for many people, especially those who suffer from allergies, asthma, respiratory illnesses, among others. The list can be quite extensive.
Poor indoor air quality doesn’t mean just “stuffy” air, the type that can build up in a home that doesn’t have enough air exchanges during the day. Although that can contribute to poor health for some individuals, what really causes health concerns is excessive dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, and other pollutants. While these pollutants are often indoors, they can also be outdoors, and you must recognize the affect they have on your health. For instance, you may decide to stay indoors when you hear of an outdoor poor air quality report on the news.
What you can control, though, at least to some degree, is the indoor air quality in your home.
What can you do? It’s simple. Keep things clean.
Make sure you have your air ducts cleaned by Steamatic of Arkansas, change your furnace and air conditioning filter on a regular basis, based on the manufacturer’s instructions. Use a quality vacuum for your carpet and furniture and use it weekly, and more often if you have a busy household. Do you have hard floors? They need to be cleaned as well, since dust can easily build up and become airborne from those surfaces. When you dust surfaces, such as shelves or countertops, use a soft cloth that will hold the dust instead of pushing it off onto the floor.
Of course, have your air ducts, carpet and furniture cleaned by Steamatic at least once a year. When was the last time you had your carpet and furniture cleaned?
Do the best thing, make the call today. After all, it pays to call a pro in Arkansas!