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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!
FACT: 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 Institute.
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 20 years?
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

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