Allergy Sufferes Benefit From Healthier Homes

With Galaxie Central Vacuum Systems

Vacuum Cleaners and Indoor Air Polution

Is your vacuum cleaner really eliminating dirt and dust in your home, or is it simply “recycling” the debris back into the air?

Suspended particles can linger for as long as an hour and be inhaled by people with asthma or allergies.

Carpet can become a collector of airborne pollutants, as well as substances that may be tracked or spilled. Studies have found biological pollutants such as bacteria, mites, and fungi, and carcinogens such as lead, chlordane, and even DDT in carpet.

Which Vacuum Cleaner Should You Use?

Allergists recommend two options: a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner, which traps particles as small as .3 microns, or a central vacuum system that vents to the outdoors.

The draw backs with HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners are the initial expense, plus the added cost of having to replace expensive filters.

GALAXIE CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEMS offers models that vent to the outdoors and require no bags or filters, eliminating the expense of costly replacement filters.

The Effects of Indoor Pollution

For millions of Americans who suffer from hay fever, sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes are a way of life. But they don’t have to be. Most patients can enjoy normal, active lives through a combination of medical treatment, avoiding allergy triggers by preventing them from entering the home, and removing allergens that do get in. Doctors at the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of California at Davis, one of the world’s leading allergy research institutions, recommend frequent deep cleaning of the home, including vacuuming at least twice a week. According to a recent UC-Davis clinical study, using a built-in central vacuum system offers the best means to remove household dust, dust mites, pollen and pet dander, the leading triggers of allergic rhinitis.

Dust Mites, Evil Invaders In Your Home

Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in your house. They measure about 1/100th of an inch in length, smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They are a major cause of allergies and asthma. When some children are exposed to dust mites, they get asthma. If children already have asthma, dust mites make them wheeze more and use more asthma medicine. So, cutting down the number of dust mites in the home is an important step.