Avoid Sick Building Syndrome and Building Related Illness With Regular Carpet and Duct Cleaning
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and the fact is that most of the health problems that people experience can be mitigated by changing their lifestyles and doing the little things that contribute to robust good health. Common sense goes a long way, and it is pretty self evident that the quality of the air that you are breathing is going to have a significant impact on your health. The air quality outdoors depends on where you live, and a lot has been written about the smog and pollution that envelops many of our big cities. But we have a growing problem with indoor air quality (IAQ) as well, here in Atlanta and around the country, and as Atlanta carpet cleaners and air duct experts, it is our responsibility to help the community maintain healthy indoor air quality.
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a public health situation that occurs as a result of spending time in a particular building. According to the EPA, some of the symptoms of SBS are headaches; eye, nose and throat irritation; itchy or dry skin; fatigue; dizziness; nausea; and difficulty maintaining your concentration. When people experience these types of symptoms when they are in a particular building, but there is no specific cause that can be identified as the origin of their discomfort, such as a particular airborne contaminant, they are said to be suffering from SBS.
Building related illness (BRI), on the other hand, is the term that is used when an identifiable illness can be specifically diagnosed as being caused by an airborne contaminant that is present in a particular building. Inadequate ventilation is the primary cause of these public health problems.
Atlanta air duct cleaning is our business, so we are well aware of SBS and BRI, and we are thoroughly trained and equipped to identify sources of airborne contaminants and eliminate them quickly and efficiently, restoring indoor air quality. These acronyms and diagnostic terms sound very clinical and complicated, but in the end, it is all a matter of common sense that “officialdom” has only recently decided to name and catalog.
When you spend a lot of time in a closed building that utilizes temperature control technologies to keep the building at a constant temperature throughout the year, particulates circulate throughout the building. Molds, pollen, dirt, dust, viruses, hair, dead skin, and just about anything that can collect on carpets, walls, floors, furniture, ceiling, fixtures, etc. is wafting around in the air that you breath. The ventilation systems in many buildings are simply inadequate to cleanse the density of this matter, and even the best ventilation systems in Atlanta need cleaning and regular maintenance. That is where Atlanta duct cleaning specialists come in.
“Closed buildings” and “temperature control technologies” sound kind of modern and high tech, but once again, it is just old fashioned common sense we are talking about here. What is “spring cleaning” all about? Your home has been all closed up to keep out the cold for a few months, and a winter’s worth of dust, fireplace soot, carpet dirt, and whatever is up in the heating ducts has been blowing around the house up for a few months. Come spring, you need to clean out the ducts, shampoo the carpet, and get the clean air circulating again.. That is what Atlanta duct cleaners and carpet people do to maintain indoor air quality for our customers.
An ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure when you are talking about indoor air quality. To stop health problems before they happen, get in touch and we will make sure that the air that you breathe is fresh, clean, healthy and free of air borne contaminants.