Do You Know if You're Inhaling Fiberglass

Do You Know if You’re Inhaling Fiberglass?


Are you inhaling fiberglass?

That might sound like a rather ominous question. After all, we often take our indoor air quality for granted. However, as we saw with the Asbestos crisis in the 1980s, it’s not always safe to assume everything’s fine.

In this article, we’d like to show you the ways fiberglass particles might enter your home, and offer a few remedy solutions.

How Does Fiberglass Get Into Your Indoor Air?

While fiberglass is nowhere near as dangerous as Asbestos, ammonia, or carbon monoxide, it can produce side effects. If left unchecked for too long, it can contribute to coughing, wheezing, and itching.

Fiberglass can come from a few typical sources: attic insulation (leaking into the HVAC system), deteriorating fiberglass duct boots, or perhaps particles from a fiberglass furnace. Whenever you have residual amounts of any substance floating around the attic, crawl space, or dry walls, it’s bound to get into the
air ducts, eventually. Now, let’s look at what you can do to address the problem.

How to Get Rid of Fiberglass

Replace Fiberglass Duct Boots & Other Components

This may be the most important thing to do if you know you have old insulation or other components around your home. That pink insulation material, either in your attic or crawl space, is itchy when you touch it, and arguably much worse if you inhale it. Some folks may upgrade to a foam insulation and/or metal plenums and duct boots.

Install Bubble Wrap Around Your Furnace

A short-term solution to the problem could be to bubble wrap around the blower compartment of your fiberglass furnace. This would prevent impurities from escaping the furnace area and entering the rest of your property.

Call Us for Reliable Air Duct Cleaning

Yes, this is once again another terrific reason to focus on clean air ducts. Whether you have this problem in your residential home or commercial property, we can help eliminate fiberglass particles, dust, debris, odors, and anything else emanating from your air ducts. This not only makes things cleaner for easier breathing but also allows your HVAC systems to perform better without harmful substances congesting the airflow.

So, don’t take chances on poor air quality, which may inhibit your respiratory health. Give the guys at Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning a call to eliminate any potential for harmful substances, like fiberglass, from your vents and air ducts. Our service range covers a wide area, including communities like Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, Pinellas, and more.

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