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Air Quality and Your Health Are Directly Connected

Air Quality and Your Health Are Directly Connected | California State Restoration

An annual spring cleaning is a great idea on many levels because it’s the ideal time to get rid of accumulated dust and dirt from your home. Studies the air quality of your home can have a direct impact on your family’s health and overall sense of well-being. This is especially true for those in your household that suffer from allergies or respiratory illness.

Spring is the time of year most people associate with allergies – the rains have subsided and pollen and plant spores are released into the atmosphere, wreaking havoc on many allergy sufferers. Some try and escape by staying indoors however it’s nearly impossible to keep pollen and other airborne allergens out. They’re carried in on our clothes and shoes, on our pets, and nearly every time we open a door or window. Plus, there are dust mites, animal dander, mildew and even cockroaches found indoors that can also trigger reactions in both allergy and asthma sufferers.

Allergy and asthma control begins at home The good news is this--there are ways to prevent the buildup of these allergens in the home, improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms. The first step is to remove or avoid the sources of as many allergens as possible. For example, pets (pet dander), overstuffed furniture – and stuffed animals --where dust and dust mites collect, pollinating plants and bedding that can't be washed in hot water.

Tips for improving your IAQ (indoor air quality) and reducing allergy symptoms Control dust mites. Keep surfaces in the home clean and uncluttered, especially in the bedroom where you spend 1/3rd of your time -- and where dust mites thrive. The most effective method of controlling dust mites is to enclose mattresses, box springs, pillows and all bedding in allergen-impermeable (mite-proof) covers.

Whenever we come into your home to improve your air quality overall, we always make sure to do the following:

  • Fix all leaks originating from outside (windows, doorframes, roof, etc.) as well as inside (plumbing).
  • Clean mold and mildew from surfaces and fabrics (such as shower curtains and bath mats).
  • Circulating outdoor air into the home also helps reduce humidity, however this allows pollen and dust to enter the house.
  • During warm months, your air conditioner can both reduce humidity and filter outdoor allergens such as pollen and mold. For pollen allergy sufferers, it's best to keep the windows and doors closed and set the air conditioner to ‘re-circulate.’ Be sure to clean or replace filters regularly.
  • Limit mold growth in air conditioning ducts by running the unit for 30 minutes after it's been turned off.
  • During the wet winter months, we tell our clients to run your heating system regularly to keep the house dry and prevent mold and mildew from forming.
  • Always make sure to contact us to schedule regular HVAC system maintenance, including air duct cleaning to prevent the build of dust, dirt, pollen and contaminants that can collect in your ductwork.

About California State Restoration

Serving Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties with 24/7 Emergency Services, California State Restoration Services in Santa Rosa, CA performs every aspect of disaster restoration. For all your water, fire, storm, and mold damage needs, as well as for sewage and biohazard cleanups, California State Restoration Services is a one-stop company that is known for quality work and a professional approach to everything we do. We have grown steadily over the years because we make customer service a #1 priority and are always looking for solutions that are viable and affordable.

Sources: Wikipedia and USA Today

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Published on:
04/04/2022

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#Allergies
#Annual spring cleaning
#Asthma
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#Respiratory illness

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They were professional, helpful, and reassuring. They took the time to explain what needed to be done and why, then walked me through the estimate for the clean up and repairs step by step.

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