Asthma Awareness Month Spawns Healthy Advice

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 General News
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 12 May is Asthma Awareness Monthaccording the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and DUCTZ Indoor AirProfessionals is taking this opportunity to educate consumers on theimportance of clean indoor air in relation to this serious condition. The EPAstates that asthma sent nearly 2 million Americans to the emergency room inthe year 2000, and according to the American Lung Association (ALA), poorindoor air quality can aggravate allergies and asthma, and can be up to fivetimes as harmful as outdoor air pollution. Additionally, the ALA citesheating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems as a frequent sourceof the indoor air pollution that can aggravate asthma.

DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals, headquartered in Ann Arbor Michigan withbusiness locations nationwide, recognizes the severity of this lung diseaseand suggests ways to reduce your home's asthma triggers and improve the indoorair quality.

"Asthma is a serious condition that deserves the national attention AsthmaAwareness Month provides," said John Rotche, President of DUCTZ. "As indoorair professionals, DUCTZ owners and technicians are trained to help consumersimprove the quality of their indoor air so that triggers of this disease andmany others may be reduced or eliminated."

To schedule DUCTZ service please visit or call877.DUCTZ.USA.

About DUCTZ:

DUCTZ, the nation's largest heating, ventilation and air conditioningrestoration business, was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number onefranchise in their category and the 13th top new franchise for 2008.Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DUCTZ has over one hundred locationsnationwide. From natural disasters and environmental emergencies toresidential air duct cleaning, America depends on DUCTZ for indoor airquality. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Formore information, call 1-877-DUCTZ-USA (1-877-382-8987) or visit online .1. Do not smoke indoors. According to the EPA, secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous to those who suffer from asthma. 2. Keep your home dust-free. When dusting, the EPA suggests using a damp cloth and making sure all allergy and asthma sufferers have left the area. 3. Have your HVAC system inspected and, if necessary, cleaned. Mold can trigger asthma attacks for those who are sensitive to it, and if there is substantial mold growth inside the air ducts or other HVAC components, the EPA recommends having the system cleaned. In doing so, make sure to identify and eliminate the source of the mold growth so as to prevent reoccurrence. 4. Hire a professional. Not all HVAC cleaning companies can or should be trusted. An HVAC system cleaning that is not done correctly can actually make a home's indoor air quality worse. DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals, unlike many competitors, guarantees its work and adheres strictly to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association's rigid service standards.

SOURCE DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals

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