Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that afflicts people of all ages. Some of the symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. It is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors (such as allergens, air pollution, chemicals…).
Asthma is associated with exposure to indoor allergens, such as dust mites, animal dander and mold. One way of managing asthma is to reduce or eliminate exposure to allergens.
Thorough and regular cleaning of your home (especially your carpets, upholstery and ducts) can eliminate a lot of the hidden allergens. Using a professional service, such as Rivers Edge Carpet and Duct Cleaning, is the best way to get rid of a lot of asthma triggers. Just because a home looks clean, it doesn’t mean that it is.
Carpets and upholstery can collect dust and soil below the surface. Even with regular vacuuming, dirt, dander and allergens can get embedded into the fibers. Rivers Edge’ multi-step carpet cleaning process, using cleaning solutions that are safe for kids and pets, delivered by professional, trained technicians, will create a healthier home environment.
Dust, dirt, dander and allergens also get trapped inside a home’s air ducts. As the air circulates, if the ducts are dirty, all of these asthma triggers travel throughout your home. It is important to have the air ducts and HVAC system cleaned professionally, to reduce exposure to dirty air. Once again, Rivers Edge can come to your rescue with their powerful and effective air duct cleaning system.
Their professional, trained technicians use specialized tools to dislodge the dirt and debris from the ducts, pulling it away from your home.
Although not much can be done about the genetic factors causing asthma, the environmental ones can be controlled to some extent by ensuring the indoor air quality in your home is as clean as possible.