Have you ever needed to “play doctor” and look up a health symptom you or a loved one was experiencing? Not many people know this but, the quality of your HVAC system can affect your health! Symptoms like shortness of breath, a dry cough, loss of appetite or weight loss, fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than normal (clubbing), and chest pain or tightness, are all due to Asbestosis, a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.
Asbestos tape was commonly used back then to seal the joints of air duct lines and when first applied, it’s harmless. As time passes, that tape starts to crack and it releases asbestos fibers into your circulating air. Unfortunately, a family in Perry MI had no idea what their HVAC system was doing to their health. Before starting the cleaning process, Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning technicians inspected the duct work and spotted a great amount of cracking asbestos tape. For years, the gentleman living there was experiencing shortness of breath, a dry cough, and very fatigue, but he and his wife never knew why. Immediately, our technicians informed the homeowners and stressed the health complications asbestos could cause. Finally, things were starting to make sense and the home owners were relieved to have answers with regards to the husband’s health. One month later, after replacing their entire HVAC system, the wife called and expressed their appreciation to Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning in Perry MI and even updated us on her husband’s health improvements!
Here at Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning, we take pride in not only caring for your ducts, but also caring for the new friends we serve. Be sure to inspect your ducts yearly and CALL us at (517) 885-3000 to schedule your free inspection and estimate!