Quality Air Duct Cleaning And Allergy Reduction 
Warning: The Air Inside Your Home Could Be Making You Miserable
What everyone needs to know about allergies, asthma, sickness, and the air circulating inside your home
Posted on March 26th, 2016
"Ideally, in your home, you should feel safe from the pestering symptoms of allergies and the air certainly shouldn't effect your immune system."

If you’re like many people, you have either personally experienced, or witnessed a friend or loved one go toe to toe with allergy symptoms. It’s hard to function properly when you’re dealing with sneezing, stuffy noses, itchy eyes, or coughing and wheezing.
For some, because of pollen and dust, spring and fall are the most miserable seasons of the year. For others, pet fur can be the gateway to misery. 

Ideally, in your home, you should feel safe from the pestering symptoms of allergies. 

But did you know one of the most common causes of allergies in the house comes from pesky little creatures called dust mites?  

About 20 million Americans are allergic to these little critters (1). What’s more, if you’re not careful, all of these allergens can find their way into your house and may even be circulating through your air ducts right now. In other words, the very space you trusted most could be riddled with the allergens that are making you miserable.
Looking at the Culprits

Dust mites are tiny, translucent creatures, barely visible to the unaided eye that feed off of organic detritus, or dead organic material, such as flakes of human skin. 

If that doesn’t already sound like a nightmare, these little buggers live on average about 10 days for males, and 70 days for females, and will lay up to 60-100 eggs (2).

Digestive enzymes from their guts that pass to their feces are a major cause of allergic reactions. In a 10-week life span, a dust mite will produce up 2,000 fecal particles and an even larger number of partially digested, enzyme-covered dust particles (3). Let that reality sink in for just a bit.

Dust mites prefer temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 75-80% humidity, and die if humidity falls below 50%. Dust mite particles can settle in furniture upholstery, pillows, mattresses, and carpeting. Particles float in the air and can be stirred up if surfaces are disturbed. 

In addition to dust mites, other allergens such as pet hair and pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds can be a common cause of allergies as well. Another culprit is mold, which produces spores and can grow in a variety of places such as on leaves and logs, and moist places such as the bathroom or the kitchen.
What Now?
Just when you though it was safe to be inside you discover allergens may be lurking in almost every corner of your house. If symptoms become really bad it may be necessary to visit an allergist or look into medication. Fortunately, there are ways that you can deal with these particles and ensure that your house has overall cleaner air.
1) http://acaai.org/allergies/types/dust-allergy
2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_dust_mite
3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_dust_mite
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