The smoke is beginning to clear, and another California wildfire season is nearly behind us. But as fall approaches and the smoky haze dissipates, are you finding that you’re still coughing and sneezing in your own house? Do you get frequent headaches, or even find yourself having to clean up the dust around your home more often? Wildfires can do real damage to your indoor air quality (IAQ), even after the last of the flames have been put out.
The Lasting Damage of Wildfire Season
Your home may have been a safe distance from the flames — but the smoke in the air is much harder to avoid. As wildfires burn, they send large amounts of contaminants into the atmosphere, plummeting the quality of the outdoor air. When inhaled into your lungs and introduced into your bloodstream, these tiny particles can increase your risk of developing asthma, aggravate your allergy-like symptoms, and induce headaches.
Unfortunately this isn’t just an “outside the home” problem. These microscopic contaminants are settling in your home as well.
Particle Buildup in Your Ducts
As outside air enters your home via open windows and doors, your air filter does its best to remove any harmful particles that are floating in the air. This is traditionally what keeps your indoor air quality at a safe level. But air filters can’t catch everything, and that means those contaminants are entering your ductwork. Air gaps and cracks in your home’s construction also allow the smoky air to infiltrate your home, which is in turn circulated through your ductwork.
After the California wildfire season has subsided, those particles in your home have built-up in your ducts and continue to circulate, plummeting your IAQ long after the flames are put out. This is where duct cleaning becomes vital if you want to breathe easy in your home.
Duct Cleaning: A Breath of Fresh Air
A thorough duct cleaning with the specialists at REE Mechanical removes all of the dust, allergens, and smoke particles from your ductwork and cooling system.
Our duct cleaning process begins with inspecting your ductwork (including the furnace or AC unit filters), looking for ductwork design flaws or poor connections, and inspecting for damaged or poorly sealed ductwork. This process informs us of any additional duct solutions you may benefit from, like a whole house air purification system or a duct repair/redesign to fix holes and cracks that are letting dust and allergens be sucked into your ductwork.
Once your ducts are free from dust, bacteria, and other harmful particles, you will begin to notice a reduction in those allergy-like symptoms, respiratory issues, and headaches.
Put the Wildfires Behind You with REE Mechanical
When it comes to solving the indoor air quality issues in your Southern California home, trust the reliable specialists at REE Mechanical to keep you and your family breathing easy all year round. We train our employees to the highest educational standard, because the 100% satisfaction of our customers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties is our only goal.
If this wildfire season has done a number on your ductwork, don’t wait another day. Give us a call to schedule your duct cleaning today!
It’s time to breathe fresh air in your home again. Put wildfire season behind you and schedule your duct cleaning today! Call 1 (855) 636-8216 or contact us to learn more.