3 Household Causes of Wheezing

For those living with asthma, shortness of breath and wheezing are all too familiar side effects. However, people who don’t have asthma can also experience these effects when their home has poor air quality. To prevent you and your loved ones from wheezing, it’s important to know what the main causes are.

The act of dusting, no matter the technique, will stir up excess dust into the air. Inhaling this much dust at one time can cause immediate coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes. Before you begin the dusting process, wear a mask over your mouth and nose to avoid breathing any of it in. To dust properly use a damp or electromagnetic cloth to capture the dust, rather than just spreading it around. Vacuum afterwards to suck up any dust that may have settled onto the floor.

Cleaning Products
Many household cleaning products contain hazardous chemicals that can be harmful to your health when inhaled. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are often included in the composition of these household cleaners. VOCs are extremely dangerous and can cause short term, as well as long term effects when inhaled. Be sure to read the instruction label and properly ventilate your home before using these products.

HVAC Systems
A heating and cooling system will take air from inside and outside, filter it, set it to the desired temperature, and disperse it throughout your home. Throughout this process dust, pollen, dander, and other pollutants can be circulated into the air. Air filters are installed in order to cut down on the amount of pollutants, but not changing them frequently can cause them to not function properly.

Wheezing can be caused from multiple sources within your home and it’s best to learn what they are. Since dust is an important factor in determining air quality it’s important to eliminate it from your home. Have the professionals at EnviroGreen Boston clean your HVAC system and air ducts so your indoor air quality can improve. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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