Common Toxins Found in Most Homes

Many contaminants keep the air in your home from staying pure and safe and often times these contaminants make your home’s air unhealthy and a hazard to breathe in. This dirty air can trigger your allergies, as well as asthma and other upper respiratory issues. Making sure to have your HVAC cleaned, will make a noticeable difference in air quality and ensure your home is safe and healthy. Here is a list of some of the worst air contaminants lurking in your home:


1. Second-Hand Smoke

If a smoker lives or used to live in your home, or you recently quit smoking, get your HVAC cleaned. We all know second-hand smoke is harmful, and stale smoke is an awful smell.

2. Biological Pollutants

Biological contaminants include these and more: animal dander, cat saliva, dust mites, cockroaches, pollen, bacteria, and viruses. It is also necessary to control the humidity level in your home to keep these things under control, because high humidity levels create breeding grounds for these invaders.

3. Carbon Monoxide

This deadly contaminate is far more common than most people consider. Carbon Monoxide is found in unvented gas, kerosene space heaters and can come from leaky furnaces or chimneys. Other sources include: furnaces, gas water heaters, wood stoves, fireplaces, gas stoves, generators, automobile exhaust, tobacco smoke, and combustion devices.

4. Pesticides

While this may be a necessary evil, sometimes it can just seem pure evil to those with allergies to the residue from pesticides. The contaminant level in the home isn’t only from household use. Time and again, it’s been shown that household pesticide levels are increased due to outside contaminants. Possible sources include:

●        Soil tracked in from outdoors

●        Dust entering the home from an exterior source

●        Surfaces that collect contaminates externally then release them internally

5. Nitrogen

Nitrogen consists of two most prevalent forms: nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide. These corrosive, toxic gases often come from combustion processes such as:

●        Welding

●        Tobacco smoke

●        Kerosene heaters

●        Appliances

●        Defective vented appliances

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