INDOOR AIR QUALITY – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Attic Proof Inc. gives you answers to basic questions about air quality in your home. Our services can contribute to good Indoor Air Quality that is vital to you, your family and employees’ health, comfort, and well-being. The services we provide will help save you money, energy, and add to your quality of life. Just what is poor Indoor Air Quality?
Poor Indoor Air Quality results from reduced ventilation, rodent infestation, airborne contaminants, combustion products, mold, mildew, fungi and volatile organic compounds. It has become an important issue to home, business owners and health professionals. Poor Indoor Air Quality’s contributing factors can cause headaches, allergies, fatigue, and upper respiratory problems. As a home or business owner, should you be concerned? The answer is YES. Indoor air contaminants can filter in from outside. Particles are transported in the wind from as far away as the desert to nearby pollinating flowers and trees, industrial areas, exhaust fumes, cleaning chemicals and pesticides. 1 out of 5 Americans suffer from allergies caused by substances found in the home and workplace. Asthmatic deaths have increased 40% within the last 20 years..
TTIC/CRAWL SPACE MOLD, MILDEW, AND FUNGI AND ITS HARMFUL EFFECTS
Mold and mildew develop from spores, which are in the air all around you. As soon as spores settle in an area, under the right conditions they grow and establish colonies which can often be seen. Spore colonies, usually cause stains and may release low levels of toxic chemicals called Mycotoxins (any toxic substance produced by fungi) into the air. Open containers filled with dirty or dusty items, stored in attics or crawlspaces can also contribute to mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew are found in the duct work of your heating or cooling systems. If there are leaks or tears in your air duct insulation, attic and crawlspace insulation, mold, mildew, and fungi can become a problem. Rats and other rodents also target insulation. These animals often chew through it, make nests out of it, and defecate and urinate on it; all of which can cause severe health issues and are contributing factors to poor indoor air quality.
HOW TO PREVENT POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
As a home or business owner there are three ways to prevent poor indoor air quality.
- Air Vent Cleaning
- Air Duct Repair/Replacement
Poor Indoor Air Quality typically originates from the attic for a number of reasons: worn insulation, insulation damage, damaged air ducts, rodent infestation, and debris. Attic Proof Inc. will provide Attic Clean up, Crawl Space Cleanup, Rodent Waste Cleanup, Attic & Crawl Space’s Insulation Replacement, Rodent Proofing, Attic Decontamination, Attic Insulation, Attic Insulation Removal, Air Duct Repair & Replacement, Attic Fan Installation, Furnace Cleaning and Replacement.
We offer a perfect solution that will make your home or business safe and free of contamination and restore its indoor air quality back to a healthy standard.
AIR VENT CLEANING
Attic Proof Inc. will professionally clean your vents. We will remove debris that can spread harmful airborne illnesses. Debris may consist of rodent urine and feces within your ventilation systems that can make you, your family, or employees seriously ill. Debris may also include dirt, dust, hair, drywall dust, allergens, microscopic contaminates, dead animals, toys and anything else that shouldn’t be there. The rodent droppings are especially hazardous. The urine and feces combined with dirt and dust transforms into a toxic vapor that can spread bacteria and viruses into the air you breathe. For the health and safety of your family and employees a complete air vent cleanup is highly recommended.
Whether it is residential or commercial air duct cleaning you need, Attic Proof Inc. is your single source for good indoor air quality.
AIR DUCT REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
Overtime a lot of homes lose about 20 to 30 percent of the air in duct systems because of leaks, holes, and improperly connected ducts. Air ducts need to be in peak condition so that homeowners get the most effectiveness out of their HVAC system. Save on heating and air conditioning bills by letting Attic Proof Inc. repair your duct work professionally and replace insulation so that you air is healthy and you do not continue paying to heat your attic.If you have a forced air furnace or central air conditioner, you’ll have duct work that carries the warm and cool air to different rooms in your home or business. If you have flexible ducts and they are over 10 to 15 years old, they probably need to be replaced. Older flexible ducts often have very poor insulation, may have asbestos as the insulation material, and they likely have rips and tears. Duct work must be well-sealed, insulated, and balanced to ensure your home’s heating and cooling systems work properly. Attic Proof Inc.will provide a free estimate to determine if there is leaky duct work or insufficient air flow. We will replace your air duct system, if needed which will save you money, improve the Indoor Air Quality and promote safety.