Keep Smoke and Contaminants Out of Your Tahoe HomeSeptember 8th, 2020 | seoteam
The wildfires raging throughout the West Coast are devastating. But even the areas that escape the flames are still in danger. Tahoe families are in danger of smoke damage — not only to their property, but also to their health.
The Burn Institute says that half of all fire-related deaths in the U.S. — approximately 6,000 per year — are the result of smoke inhalation. Smoke causes the air passages in your lungs to swell. Minor cases cause mild coughing and transient discomfort, while the worst cases cause death. A University of California, San Francisco, public health news story says that a single extreme case of smoke inhalation can cause lifelong asthma symptoms that flare up with every subsequent exposure.
Smoke Shrouding Tahoe, Reno
At this point, most people have seen photos or footage of the orange skies in cities hundreds of miles from the fires. The smoke hangs so thickly in the air that it blocks out the sun. It’s impacting people across the entire U.S. Outside, all you can do is wear a mask. But the inside of your home should offer more protection.
More modern homes are built tightly and wrapped with protective materials that help keep out cold air, impurities and (hopefully) smoke. Older homes do not have this protective layer.
Regardless of how snugly your home is constructed, contaminated air’s easiest path inside your home is through your HVAC. Whether you are heating or air conditioning your home, the system pulls fresh air from the outside and brings it indoors.
Protect Yourself & Your Family
If you have air filters that are old or low quality, your home may already be contaminated with toxic particles from the fires. You may be able to smell them, but you may not. Your best defense against these contaminants is calling Tahoe Clean Air to schedule air duct cleaning ASAP.
Many homeowners do not remember to get an air duct cleaning until they notice persistent respiratory symptoms. Even in the absence of wildfires, air ducts can collect dust mites, pollen, pet dander, dirt and all manner of microbes and contaminants. Tahoe Clean Air recommends air duct cleaning at least once a year, twice if anyone in the home battles a chronic lung condition.
Air Duct Cleaning in Tahoe
Call on the professional team at Tahoe Clean Air to schedule your air duct cleaning service. We can also perform air conditioner cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and other services during the same visit.
Rest assured all our employees wear masks and gloves throughout their entire visit to your home, and equipment is cleaned and sanitized between visits.
Tahoe Clean Air is here to help you and your family stay healthy.