March 1, 2018
In Dallas and most of Amercian, this day and age, we have become hyper-aware of our health. More than ever, we make an effort to be conscious of the food we put into our bodies and the healthy activities we participate in. However, we often overlook a major contaminant: indoor air quality.
According to the EPA, the air inside a home or business can be up to 70% more contaminated than the air outside. This poor indoor air quality starts by outside contaminants finding their way inside (whether it is on your skin or by opening the door) and by indoor contaminants that build up because of faulty equipment. Common contaminants found indoors that affect air quality include:
• Pet fur
• Wall-to-wall carpet
• High-pile rugs
• Soft, fabric furniture
• Stuffed toys
• Damp areas
• Mattresses that aren’t in allergy covers
• Pillows and bedding you can’t wash in hot water
The AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America) claims that 8 out of 10 people in the United States are exposed to dust mites and 6 out of 10 are exposed to cat or dog dander. What can you do to keep your home clean and your air quality pure? There are a few steps you can take that will drastically help rid your home of indoor allergens and their symptoms. Some include:
• Vacuum weekly with a HEPA filter
• Wash your pet, their favorite toys, and their favorite resting spot
• Invest in washable fabrics, such as rugs and drapes
• Control bugs
• Be mindful of moisture
• Replace or service your HVAC unit
Most importantly, 72% of working HVAC units are in need of cleaning, with more than 72% in need of contaminant removal. Your home’s HVAC has one of the most important responsibilities: recycling indoor air multiple times throughout the day to keep it clean. If it is faulty or needs replacing, your system could be making the situation worse.
To eliminate this problem, our experienced team at Baker Brothers Plumbing & Air provides consultation and services to address an air-quality problem and eradicate contaminants from filtering through your home. Let our team of technicians take the worry of indoor contaminants off of your shoulders. Give us a call at 214-504-2105 to start improving your family’s indoor air quality today. Because healthy air is important to us, you can breathe easy knowing that we will help your home stay clear of contaminants and provide a lifetime of support.