There's been a debate about the correlation between air duct cleaning and health. The EPA currently states that there is no proof that having the air duct system cleaned improves inhabitants health. Although there have been no case-by-case studies involving individuals with allergies to specific things such as dust mites, insects, or pet hair. So for this article I will write a scenario about individuals that may be allergic to one of the above mentioned allergy triggers.
Robert and his wife have just bought a home and begin to see changes in their health such as sneezing, itchy eyes, and respiratory issues. Robert decides to call a carpet cleaning company to clean the carpets and rid his home of allergens. The carpet cleaning goes well and Robert thinks everything is going to be fine. A couple of days pass and the previous symptoms persist and so Roberts wife suggests to have the air ducts cleaned. A professional air duct cleaning company comes to Roberts home and reveals that Robert has an accumulation of dust and pet dander in the ducts and air handler. This professional air duct cleaning company uses agitation to remove the dirt and dander from the ducts. The technician recommends a UV purification light to help sterilize the air to help kill any germs and viruses that may recirculate through the duct system during normal operation. Robert reluctantly agrees to install a UV purification system on top of the air duct cleaning. The technician also recommends purchasing a better air filter that will filter particles more efficiently. the technician suggests a pleated filter with a merv rating of 6 to 13 for 13 being the best. After completing the cleaning and assessing the technician leaves and a week passes and the symptoms have gone.
This is just a scenario that could possibly happen or be happening to some homeowners. Pet dander and debris can all be allergy triggers but with proper air duct cleaning techniques and procedures the homeowner can rest assured that their health will be restored.