DUCTZ Warns That Poor Indoor-Air Quality Can Trigger Headaches
June 10, 2008 // Franchising.com // DUCTZ Indoor-Air Professionals, the nation's leading air-duct cleaning business, and The National Headache Foundation (NHF) are advising consumers on the relationship between poor indoor-air quality and headaches. According to the NHF and a report entitled "Indoor Air Pollution," published by the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the American Medical Association, the following are indoor-air quality issues that can be major headache triggers:
- Carbon Monoxide exposure: When a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is not functioning properly, it can leak Carbon Monoxide causing headaches and other symptoms. DUCTZ recommends having your HVAC system inspected annually.
- Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Tobacco smoke is a complex mix of over 4000 chemicals, many toxic, that can wreak havoc on the health of those who experience frequent exposure. Contrary to popular belief, ventilating a smoking area does not remove all the dangerous carcinogens from the air. The best way to prevent tobacco smoke from triggering a headache is to insist that smoking be done outdoors.
- Sick Building Syndrome (SBS): A contaminated HVAC system can be a contributor to this situation, causing headaches and poor productivity throughout a building. If you suspect SBS in your office or apartment building, contact your building manager promptly.
"As indoor-air professionals, the DUCTZ family sees it as our duty to go beyond HVAC reconditioning and restoration to look out for the overall well-being of our customers," said John Rotche, president of DUCTZ. "It is our hope that this advice will help the mission of The National Headache Foundation, and help our customers avoid a potentially painful situation."
DUCTZ, the nation's largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning restoration business, was ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as the number one franchise in their category and the 13th top new franchise for 2008. DUCTZ is a Belfor company, the world's largest disaster restoration company and the premier provider of property recovery services in North America. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DUCTZ has over one hundred locations nationwide. From natural disasters and environmental emergencies to residential air duct cleaning, America depends on DUCTZ for indoor-air quality. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.