There is one word that strikes fear into the hearts of mothers everywhere as soon as it starts showing up on the news-flu. Every year when cold and flu season starts up there is a sense of panic that causes people to start carrying hand sanitizer with them everywhere they go and avoid as many other people as possible. Particularly in times when the illness reaches truly epic proportions and the word “epidemic” starts getting thrown around, people are terrified. But other than scrambling to get a flu shot before they all run out and restricting your contact with the outside world to an absolute minimum, is there really anything that you can do to protect yourself and your family from this devastating, and miserable, illness? Air duct cleaning professionals say yes.
Not many people think about the fact that the Air duct cleaning Milwaukee flu virus is transmitted primarily through air, meaning that wherever a person with the virus goes, the air that he expels will contain the virus. Once these germs touch a surface, they can last for hours or even days-some studies even found that particularly virulent strains of the flu virus were able to survive on a dollar bill for over two weeks, a terrifying prospect when you consider how many people touch money on a regular basis.
What does this mean for the air in your home? It is a frightening reality that most homes have heating and cooling units and air ducts systems that are woefully maintained and have not seen the services of an air duct cleaning professional in years, if ever. This means that the family is constantly breathing in traces of a wide variety of contaminants and debris that build up in these ducts and the components of the heating and cooling unit. Among these contaminants is commonly dirt, dust, dead skin cells, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, fungi, mold and, yes, the cold and flu viruses. Breathing in the debris and contaminants that are introduced in the living space when air is forced from the heating and cooling unit through the air ducts can lead to worsened asthma and allergy symptoms, sinus infections and an irritated respiratory system. This makes it much more difficult for the body to fight off the cold and flu viruses that it regularly comes into contact with, both in the home and out. Once the flu takes hold, it is also more difficult for the body to fight when it is constantly breathing in contamination.
Prepare your home for the cold and flu season by taking advantage of the services of an air duct cleaning company. A thorough air duct cleaning will remove the built up contamination and debris from the air ducts as well as the other components of the heating and cooling system so that the air in your home is cleaner, fresher and has better temperature and humidity control. All of these will help your family stay healthier throughout the year.