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Serving Metro Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, Middleburg,
Keystone Heights, Palatka, Starke, Baldwin, Lake City Florida, Green Cove Springs
FACT: 50% of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air. (the AMA
and the AM College of Allergists)
FACT: One out of six people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship
to fungi and bacteria in the air duct system. (Total Health & Better Health Mag.)
FACT: Children and the elderly are
especially affected by polluted indoor air. (Dept. of Consumer Affairs)
FACT: 29 allergens can be in your air ducts!
Female mites can lay 25 to 50 eggs with a new generation produced every 3 weeks. Each mite produces about 20 waste particles
every day. That's 42,000 Dust Mites per ounce of dust!!!
FACT: Under the right conditions 33 million Mold plants can grow
in your AC system in a 12- hour period.
FACT: School systems with aging, poorly maintained HVAC systems are a significant
reason that school environments often have high levels of mold spores. "We need building design teams to retrofit buildings
and to install new HVAC systems in America's older schools." Erik Emblem, Executive Director of the National Energy Management
FACT: The proportion of buildings with mold growth in North America is perhaps as high as 20–40%. Data
from the United States suggest that 40% of buildings are moldy. (“Mold Health Guide”, Phillip Fry)
Not many people would be sorry to say goodbye to the insects, rodents, dust mites, bacteria,
mold, pollen, animal dander and other debris trapped in their heating and air conditioning duct systems.
Most of us have
seen dust collect in inaccessible places in our homes. If you forget to vacuum under your bed for a few weeks you will find
large accumulations of dust. Can you imagine what you'll find in a ventilation system that hasn't been cleaned in 5, 10 or
In addition to being unpleasant, the dirt found in heating and air ducts is often composed of biological
contaminants such as insects, rodents, duct mites, animal hair and dander, pollen, dead skin, cigarette tar, asbestos, fungi
and bacteria. And --- if you recently purchased your home these pollutants are left over from the previous owner. These
contaminants can aggravate allergies, asthma, sinus conditions and headaches in sensitive people. In its 1997 booklet, "The
Inside Story, A Guide to Indoor Air Quality," the EPA reports that "People with breathing problems, allergies and lung diseases
are particularly susceptible to disease causing biological agents in the indoor air. Contaminated central air handling systems
can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew and other sources of biological contamination and can distribute these contaminants
through the building."
Indoor Air Quality is something you can do something about. Call us today for a free estimate.
To learn more about biological pollutants, read http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/bio_1.html, issued by the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission and the American Lung Association. Health and Mold Molds can trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals
with asthma (See Asthma Section above); molds can also trigger allergies in sensitive individuals. See: EPA's Asthma web site,
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/index.html EPA's Asthma Brochure, http://www.epa.gov/asthma/asthma.html EPA's Mold page from
Asthma web site, http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/triggers/molds.html