Rid Your Colorado Springs Home of Smoky ContaminantsSeptember 29th, 2020 | seoteam
The wildfires raging out of control in the West are destroying thousands of acres. But even towns left untouched by the flames still must contend with the smoke from these monstrous fires.
According to the Burn Institute, smoke inhalation is the cause of half of all fire-related deaths in the U.S. every year — about 3,000 people. When you inhale smoke, it causes the airways in your lungs to swell. At best, this hampers breathing; at worst, it causes death.
Even a single episode of severe smoke inhalation can cause lifelong health issues, according to a University of California, San Francisco, public health news story. Victims of smoke inhalation can develop asthma, which can persist over time and flare up with each ensuing exposure.
Smoke Cloaks Skies over Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs residents have undoubtedly noticed the smoky haze hanging in the sky from the fires out West. While locals have been advised to wear masks outside to protect themselves, they might assume that inside their homes, they are safe. But this isn’t necessarily true.
While your home’s structure offers some protection against the smoke that’s moving over the entire U.S., it can still get inside. The easiest way for the smoke to penetrate your home is through your HVAC system. You may be able to smell the smoke, but even if you don’t, it may still be present. Toxic particles can settle in your air ducts, and each time your HVAC turns on, it can blow these harmful contaminants around your home.
Air Duct Cleaning in Colorado Springs
To keep yourself and your family safe from inhaling these particles, call Rocky Mountain Clean Air and schedule an air duct cleaning. Our technicians will come and clean out all contaminants from your air ducts. Plus, we can clean your A/C and dryer vents at the same time.
But even when no wildfires are burning, Rocky Mountain Clean Air recommends air duct cleaning at least once per year, and twice is better if you have someone living in the home who has a disease or condition that compromises their breathing.
Protect Your Family
You can be sure that when you call Rocky Mountain Clean Air for air duct cleaning or any other service we offer, our team members arrive wearing masks and gloves and respect a six-foot social distance from homeowners at all times. They also undergo temperature checks every morning before starting work, as part of our effort to protect our clients from any illness. Additionally, we clean and sanitize our equipment in between service calls.
If you are concerned about toxins from smoke or if you simply want cleaner air to breathe in your Colorado Springs home, call Rocky Mountain Clean Air today.