24 Jul The Hidden Menace In Your Home’s Ventilation
In an age when our focus is starting to shift more and more towards the perspective of “how can I use what I already have more efficiently?” we find ourselves digging up an ever-increasing number of hidden problems that bring a surprising benefit when taken care of, and can be devastating when ignored.
Whether it’s floor vent cleaning, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, or even the attic insulation and water restoration service, there is air in there and it’s carrying all sorts of things we generally don’t see or think about. Sometimes when we do our own version of professional dryer vent cleaning services we tend to stop at the lint collector in the front of the dryer and feel pretty good about that. It’s definitely satisfying, though nowhere near enough. In fact, only about a quarter of the total lint coming out of the dryer even sticks to the lint screen, while you’ll find the other 75% building it’s own fire hazard all the way along the walls of the dryer vent. While this may have not sparked a catastrophe for you yet, there are 2,900 people every year who wish they didn’t wait. According to the U.S Fire Administration, this yearly number of incidents includes an average of 5 deaths, 100 injuries and up to $35 million in damages.
What’s In The Air?
While it’s vital to ensure you take proactive action in preventing these kinds of events, there is a far more probable danger that is very likely affecting you right now as you read this sentence. You see, the air inside the home is easily contaminated by pollutants such as dander, dust, and chemicals that we normally wouldn’t have to deal with outside. When these things get sucked into the HVAC system, they will usually circulate from five to seven times before being fully expelled from the home. This can create buildups that can have a variety of negative effects and are often the culprits for irritated breathing pathways.
When giving your home the necessary water restoration service and insulation service you will also find similarly dramatic benefits. We all know that good insulation means less money spent on heating and cooling the building, but by not having an idea of the full scope of how much, we often find ourselves not doing anything about it. Here’s something that might make your ears perk up (and your bank account’s ear perk up as well): good insulation has been shown to reduce the cost of heating your home in the winter, and cooling it in the summer by almost half. Water restoration services play a role in this as well, as water damage can create gaps in the defenses or pathways of your home designed to efficiently channel these unsung and normally invisible heroes that keep us going.
Take Care Of Your Home, And Yourself
Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and if you treat it right, can be the container that allows you to create fantastic memories for decades to come. For many, it is also a place that allows families to grow in safety and develop into unique and beautiful people. A really great way to ensure that we get everything that the dream of owning a home offers us is taking care of it the same way we know we should take care of ourselves. Water restoration services for the building are just as important was the water restoration services you do for your hydration. Keeping the air pathways treated well does the same for your home as treating your lungs with care, in fact, maybe even more, since it affects everyone else there as well.