Improving Indoor Air Quality During Allergy Season

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According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50-million Americans have experienced various types of allergies each year. These allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Here are the leading causes of these illnesses.

1. Pet allergies are usually from a pet’s urine, saliva or dander (dead skin cells).

2. When a mold source is disturbed, it can send spores into the air.

3. Cockroaches can cause asthma and allergy symptoms year-round. Even dead cockroaches can cause reactions.

4. Scents, both good and bad, can affect your indoor air quality. These include scented candles, potpourri, perfumes, wax warmers and cleaning supplies.

Other sources of indoor air pollution include: • Fuel-burning heat sources (like wood-burning stoves, kerosene heaters) • Smoke from cooking, candles, fireplaces or tobacco • Attached garages that store cars, motorcycles or lawnmowers (can add carbon monoxide to your air) • Radon (a gas that comes from the ground and enters a home and can rise to dangerous levels).

Our Indoor Air Quality team can help clear the air in your home with added filtration devices, ultraviolet scanning and duct cleaning. Call us at (770) 464-5745 for a free estimate.

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