Air Purification and Restoration for Home and Business
Posted on April 25, 2022 by Angel Clean
The four-state area of the western-most part of the Ozark Mountains is uniquely positioned to expose homes and businesses to numerous natural or unexpected disasters, environmental allergens, and incremental weather patterns. But, regardless of how it happens, these problems affect the air we breathe.
If you’re a homeowner or a business owner, you know that eventually, you’re going to need those air ducts cleaned and fully restored. A process that depends upon your needs.
Part of discovering what services you need begins with reaching out to a team of air quality experts. Certified air duct and restoration professionals can evaluate and quote you on air purification and restoration for your home and business.
Poor Air Quality
If there is one thing most living things need on our planet to survive, it’s clean, fresh air. But if you have a pulmonary disease, clean, fresh air can be challenging to manage. If you had your home or business built 20 years ago, things could lurk in your air ducts, floors, and walls.
Whether it’s dirt, dust, smoke, mold, fumes, odors, toxins, hair, or allergens, it’s likely to cause the healthiest of people to experience difficulty breathing. An air duct professional can help you figure out what type of inhalants you’re dealing with and provide you with restoration services to clear your place of air pollution.
Types of Inhalants
The simple act of breathing is one of the easiest things we can do until our lungs come into contact with a foreign inhalant. For most of us, many inhalants are not a problem, but long-term exposure can do a lot of damage.
Lung damage generally doesn’t occur overnight unless you have a genetic predisposition or illness that you’ve lived with all your life. You’re not likely to know what allergen your body will react to until it does one day.
Unless you live in an older home or work in a manufacturing facility, an allergic reaction to something you breathe in is not likely to kill you. However, your body might react by sneezing and producing extra mucus to protect you. The point is that not many of us have severe allergies.
If you sneeze repeatedly or find yourself coughing more than usual or have itchy skin, hives, burning eyes, and difficulty breathing, you may have an allergic response.
What’s important, though, is to understand that an allergic reaction to the environment is directly related to the introduction of a foreign thing into that environment we breathe in, whether at home or work; it can be molds, toxic inhalants, dirt, smoke, paper, skin, pet dander, and even bugs.
When we think about a mold problem, most of us don’t always think of it as something we might have an allergic reaction to; but the fact is we can. Mold is an opportunistic organism.
That’s because mold can not spontaneously appear out of thin air. Instead, a mold spore must come into contact with a wet surface.
The function of mold is to help organic material break down. So if you find it in your home or office area, it’s essential to reach out to cleaning and restoration professionals as quickly as possible.
You want mold to be removed immediately, and the most common places you’ll find mold in your home will be bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. It can grow anywhere there is water or moisture, humidity included.
As far as lung irritants go, molds can be relatively innocuous. But they can also produce dangerous mycotoxins. Additionally, the color of a mold is not an indicator of how harmful or lethal a mold is; any mold in your home should be removed and the source of the water damage repaired.
Be sure to talk with your restoration specialist for referrals to plumbers, HVAC, and other contractors. They will be well connected within your local community and can recommend all the necessary contractors to help restore your home to its original condition.
Cleaning and Restoration Solutions
An essential responsibility of being a homeowner or a business owner includes providing a clean and safe environment. As you’ve read, it’s easy to see why you need to consider a regular maintenance schedule for your heating and cooling systems.
Many responsibilities include regular filter changes, cleaning drain pans, and clearing dust and build-up on heating and cooling coils. But having your heating equipment inspected annually is the most critical step.
To commit to having annual inspections is your best preventive measure as a homeowner or business owner. An air and restoration professional can help you access the interior part of air ducts and walls.
They can provide you with evidence of moisture contamination and mold growth to submit an insurance claim to insurance companies. In addition, you can obtain a line-item quote for their services to receive any reimbursements owed to you by your insurance company.
Below is a list of the top services you should expect to receive from your local cleaning and restoration company after a thorough inspection of your heating and air duct system.
- Air Ducting Cleaning
- Water Damage Restoration
- Mold Removal
Air Duct Cleaning
Services for cleaning your air duct should follow the standards and guidelines of the National Air Duct Cleaning Association. The publication provides information on assessing, cleaning, and restoring your air duct system and is completely free to download.
Because indoor air quality is an indicator of outdoor air quality, be confident your local air duct cleaning expert is an active member and certified air system cleaning specialist.
You can also talk with them about improving the air quality at home or work. They can share the performance specifications for air purifiers per square feet that get you the best results.
Water Damage Restoration
Mold gravitates to moisture and thrives, but water is Earth’s most destructive force. After all, flood damage inside and outside your home or business can have long-term impacts if not properly restored.
The effects of poor indoor air quality can hide in the walls, air ducts, and cooling systems. In just two days, the environmental health hazards that can arise from air contaminants include mold and bacterial growth.
That means water damage restoration service is time-sensitive, and restoration efforts should begin immediately. After your restoration technicians are done, you may also consider talking with them about air quality purification.
To fully eradicate mold in your home or business, the origin of the moisture needs to be located. Then, to extinguish mold growth, work with experts in mold remediation, like the folks at Angel Clean, certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for IICRC S520 standards.
It can take up to 72 hours to completely dry out a flooded space. But, of course, that depends on the type of flood. The biggest mystery to solve for mold growth is finding the water source, which could be as small as a leak in an air conditioning and refrigeration system.
Cleaning Solutions and Restoration Services
Living in the four-state region for homeowners and business owners is a daunting task for home and workplace maintenance. But with an expert from Angel Clean, they can make keeping your home or place of business healthy for everyone.
With over 25 years of experience in air duct cleaning, you can breathe easier knowing you’ve called Angel Clean. They can also help you with fire and restoration solutions and install air purification systems to help improve air quality in businesses.
So contact Angel Clean, and they’ll help you breathe easier!