Does Air Duct Cleaning Really Deal with Embedded Odors?

When was the last time you really thought about your ventilation system? You know, the network of air ducts that moves air from one place to another and heats and cools your home. When was the last time you stopped to think that they might need sanitation? If you’re the average homeowner, the answer is probably never. For some, that may be a huge mistake!

Research shows that the average American spends 90% of their time indoors. That is a lot of time to be submersed in an environment where the air quality is ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health by the EPA! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor levels of air pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels.

From the EPA’s website:

"Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Neither do studies conclusively demonstrate that particle (e.g., dust) levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts. This is because much of the dirt in air ducts adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes. Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts. Moreover, there is no evidence that a light amount of household dust or other particulate matter in air ducts poses any risk to your health."

So, what can we do about it? You may have heard about air duct cleaning in the context of getting odors out of your home. But simply removing dust and debris from your air duct doesn’t do anything to help your pet odors, smoke odors, mold, or other health hazards go away! This is why we offer a BIOSWEEP® Sanitization Protocol service instead of a traditional Air Duct Cleaning. With BIOSWEEP® Sanitization Protocol, we’re able to remove any pathogens and contaminants in your home that your ventilation system might be spreading. We do this by virtually breaking down any carbon-based organisms. This is a much more efficient method than simply vacuuming out any dust. Let us come to your rescue by providing cleaner air and a better smelling household through a BIOSWEEP® Sanitization Protocol. Believe us, you’ll never regret having your home free of mold, mildew, and irritants.

Not only do we offer BIOSWEEP® Sanitization Protocol  in place of a traditional Air Duct Cleaning to remove existing pollutants, but we also offer our BIOSWEEP® Surface Defense Application Program that includes a two-step process to give you complete odor elimination and more. This process includes:

  1. HEPA vacuuming and wet-wiping all accessible surfaces within the home with an environmentally friendly botanical and peroxide cleaner.
  2. Surface decontamination using the revolutionary BIOSWEEP® 1100 to eradicate any pathogens and pet odors, food odors, or mold odors from the area to be treated. Virtually breaking down any carbon-based organisms.
  3. BIOSWEEP® Surface Defense electrostatic application to act as a shield and prevent any new pathogens from attaching themselves to the treated areas. High traffic areas; bathrooms, bedrooms, baby’s room, kitchen, dining and living rooms are included. Giving you a broad spectrum of coverage. Learn more about our 24-7 Antimicrobial Protection.

You may be wondering, what are the benefits of having clean air? If you struggle with asthma, hay fever, or any allergy symptoms, your suffering could be greatly lessened by keeping your home clean with our BIOSWEEP® Surface Defense. Even when seasons where pollen counts are high have passed, those same pollutants can be trapped in your home and furniture, quietly haunting you! Let us remove those allergens from the environment giving you a clearer mind, a more productive lifestyle, and more saved money from not having to take allergy medication while resting or working at home! When airborne irritants are removed, individuals who suffer from allergy and asthma often find relief from their symptoms. Even those who have never suffered from allergies can benefit from clean air. Dust, smoke and other particles float around in the air, causing your drapes and furniture to gather dust. By removing airborne dust particles, you reduce the amount of exposure your respiratory system has to them.

While the list of benefits of living within a space with clean air is long, the list of health risks associated with living within a space with contaminated air might be longer. The EPA, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the American Lung Association (ALA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) all agree that exposure to fine particles impairs breathing and increases the risk of asthma attack, stroke, heart attack, and other serious illnesses. According to the Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Final Clean Air Interstate Rule, the EPA estimates that controllable levels of fine particles contribute to 17,000 premature deaths and over 12,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year! That alone seems like an excellent reason to spend some extra time and energy in assuring the highest air quality.

In summary, BIOSWEEP® Sanitization Protocol from BIOSWEEP of Alabama can help you breathe easier, increase your focus, and give you an overall better quality of life as opposed to a traditional Air Duct Cleaning, that cannot guarantee the same results! Give us a call and our experts will schedule an appointment to assess your individual needs and talk with you about what we can do to improve your living situation! Don’t waste any more time, give us a call today and start your journey towards a cleaner, healthier, and happier life!





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