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Considering Improving Your Home’s IAQ With UV Lights? Here’s What You Need to Know

While your air filter cleans the air inside your house, UV lights actually sterilize it. Factors that degrade indoor air quality include inorganic particulates like dust or lint fibers that you can actually see floating around and settling on surfaces inside the house. A quality air filter, ideally changed every month, helps keep these particulates to a minimum. However, what about the stuff you can‘t see? Living microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and mold spores are invisible to the naked…

How to Start Improving Indoor Air Quality in Every Room

Considering the fact that the average American spends around 90 percent of each day indoors, it’s important to think about the quality of your indoor air. Polluted air can cause allergic reactions, respiratory ailments and discomfort in the form of headaches, congestion or nausea. Common sources of indoor air pollution include pet dander, mold, volatile organic compounds, mold and dust mites. Improving indoor air quality in every room in your home is easier than you think. Following is a guide to get you started. Bedrooms Pets. Avoid sleeping…

How Can Professional Duct Cleaning Benefit Your San Diego Home?

The wind in the San Diego, La Costa, and Oceanside areas does its part to keep the air outdoors clean, but maintaining good air quality at home takes some extra effort. In some cases, professional duct cleaning should be part of that effort. Having dirty ducts cleaned can benefit you in a number of ways. Less dust in your air: A little dust isn’t harmful to most people, but when it reaches a certain level it can cause coughing and sneezing, not…

Got Allergies? Watch Out for These Common Indoor Triggers

Our homes are often filled with indoor allergy triggers that can make the lives of certain household members miserable. To alleviate this problem, we suggest you watch out for these specific triggers in your home: Dust mites: These microscopic insects love bedding and other soft furnishings. Your bedroom is full of them, so one way to tackle this issue is to wash your bedding in hot water once a week and encase your box spring, mattress and pillows in allergen-proof coverings. Pet dander: Pet dander can be a…

5 Ways Excess Humidity Can Damage Your San Diego Home

In addition to the discomfort it can cause, excess humidity can also wreak havoc on your health and home. Here are five ways humidity damage can occur, and the steps you can take to prevent it from happening: Trouble Below Basements and crawlspaces are notoriously damp and are often humid, cool and dark. This, combined with moisture from the ground, can lead to condensation on walls, floors and other surfaces, leading ultimately to mold and mildew issues. Steps should be taken to…