We have to look after the people that we love!
The covid-19 crisis has certainly reinforced those ideas in our minds. The truly important things in our lives relate directly to our families, to their safety and to their happiness.
It's time that we seriously started thinking about our health and the health of our planet!
- It's time that we started talking about it
- It's time we started taking action.
Building a new home for our families is an opportunity and a privilege that many of us strive to achieve in New Zealand.
A prerequisite of design, for any home we build, must encompass the ‘concept of the healthy home’. Our priorities are changing. To rebuild our economy we need a healthy population.
A Beam Central Cleaning System is an option available worth considering when you are planning.
Cleaning is carried out in a fast, efficient and convenient way. Our Systems have long lives and are chattels which add value and which are constantly used by the homeowner.
Our Systems can have a direct effect on the internal environment, where we live, in our homes and make them safer and more comfortable for our families.
Clinically proven, BEAM Central Vacuum Systems removes dirt and allergens from the living areas... reducing allergy symptoms as much as 61%!
Unlike conventional vacuums that can recirculate dust, a BEAM Central Vacuum System removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander and other allergens and carries them away from living areas—to help improve indoor air quality. Research has proven that a BEAM system provides measurable relief for allergy sufferers—as much as 61%!*. A BEAM central vacuum system makes for a cleaner home and healthier living, even if you don't suffer from allergies.
ALA Health House
American Lung Association, Healthy Houses should have Central Vacuum Systems installed, where more than 70% of flooring is carpeted.
Powerful deep cleaning
Up to five times more powerful than an upright vacuum, a BEAM Central Vacuum System deep cleans carpets, upholstery, draperies, wood and tile. You'll even dust less often!
Allergy Sufferers, Veterinarians Manage Dander with BEAM Central Vacuum
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), as many as 10 million of the 100 million Americans who own pets are allergic to their dogs and cats. Yet 80 percent of pet owners keep their pets inside the home, triggering sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny nose and a variety of other allergic reactions.
The same deep cleaning and allergen-reducing capability that makes BEAM Central Vacuum Systems appealing to veterinarians also makes them ideal for pet owners’ homes.
In fact, numerous allergy physicians and environmental organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say the use of central vacuum systems may help some patients live comfortably with pets in the home. Because they exhaust no air into the room that can stir up pet dander and other allergens and completely remove contacted allergens from the living area, central vacuum systems significantly reduce exposure to animal dander, dust mites and other allergens.
Below is part of a very interesting article published on Stuff, 22nd March 2018
Damp, mouldy homes, a love of furry pets and our acres of green pasture mean lots of sneezing, wheezing and feeling lousy for those with allergies.
Mark Dixon, Chief Executive of charitable organisation Allergy New Zealand, said most of us don't realise how bad it is here. "People who are newly arrived and are just settling in are hit with it, they're just not used to it," he said. "It's not something we should just put up with."
Here are the most common sources of airborne allergens:
Our damp, poorly ventilated houses contain some of the highest levels of dust mites in the world.
"New Zealand is the capital of the world when it comes to dust mites," said Dixon. "They love it when it's between 18 - 24 degrees, with 60% humidity or higher. We deliver beautifully for them."
The microscopic mites, which eat human skin scales and other debris, absorb water from the environment. The bed, couch and carpets are ideal breeding grounds.
Dust mites can trigger allergic rhinitis (sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat) and aggravate asthma, thanks to the allergens present in their faecal particles. Tiny and light, the particles float into the air and if inhaled can cause a reaction.
"If you've got the symptoms of an airborne allergy, it's quite likely to be dust mites," Dixon said.
The best way to control them is to prevent the conditions that cause them to multiply. This means reducing dampness and humidity with proper ventilation and minimising or cleaning the areas they like to live.
If you have people with allergies in your household, choosing hard surfaces such as floorboards or tiles over carpets and leather couches over fabric ones can help. If that's not an option, thorough vacuuming, washing and airing is next best.
*Study results published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology.
Central vacuum systems provide cleaner indoor air by efficiently removing particles without stirring up microscopic dust particles and remitting them into the interior of the home. The vacuum receptacle is vented outside of the living space keeping the air inside free of pollutants.