Microbiocide Treatment in Air Ducts and Air Conditioners
Microbiocide treatments are applied to air duct systems and on air conditioners to reduce germs, bacteria, mildew, fungus, and other organic growth going on inside them or directly on their surfaces.
EnviroCON Microbiocide Treatments Safely Improve Indoor Air Quality
Microbes and bacteria that get into your home or business through the air ducts can harm indoor air quality. While filters catch a lot of pollutants, some bacteria and microorganisms are small enough to slip through them. When air conditioning coils warm up after the air conditioner turns off, they offer a great environment for bacteria to grow and breed. When the AC is switched back on, these bacteria get into air ducts and can enter the rest of the home.
Mr. Duct Cleaner uses EnviroCON®, a formula that eliminates and repels bacteria, mildew, and fungi that can appear in air ducts and inside air conditioning parts like coils, fans/blowers, and drip pans. It is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in private homes, motor homes, campers, restaurants, restrooms, hospitals, businesses, and hotel/motel rooms.
EnviroCON is sprayed on air conditioning parts and into air ducts after they have been professionally cleaned . We recommend using it after air duct and air conditioner cleaning. We use it in our own homes and in our office, too. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t bring it in your home or business.
EnviroCON is safe for indoor use. It can be applied in homes with children and pets. We use it in the homes of customers with chemical sensitivities who tell us they do not suffer any ill effects.
- EnviroCON does not contain environmentally-damaging ingredients.
- It does not have harmful chemicals like phenols, chlorine, or bromodiols; or perfumes, alcohol, or masking agents.
- It is not flammable.
- People do not have to leave their homes or offices when it’s being applied; in fact, technicians who use it don’t need to wear respirators.
- Residual moisture evaporates within 15 minutes and doesn’t leave residue behind.
Why is it Important to Get Rid of Indoor Bacteria and Microbes?
Each time you turn on your air conditioner, you could be spreading harmful microbial particles throughout your home or office, which contributes to poor indoor air quality. They can also trigger allergies and other breathing problems. People with allergies or sensitivities to bacteria and other harmful organic growth that harms indoor air quality may have any combination of these symptoms:
- Sneezing or coughing
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Swollen eyelids/itchy eyes
- Itching in throat or ears
- Wheezing, shortness of breath, and other breathing problems
Microbiocide treatment on air ducts and air conditioner parts eliminates the immediate problem of bacteria and other organic growth on their surfaces. The treatment makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for bacteria to re-establish on these surfaces and recirculate back into indoor air.
Mold that invades indoor air can be particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, such as patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment or with lung diseases like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mold can only be diagnosed through laboratory-quality testing; however, EnviroCON eliminates it along with bacteria and other allergy-inducing contaminants.
Your air conditioner is a breeding zone for mold and bacteria.
Bacteria and mold love moist environments. Although your air conditioner keeps the indoor temperature comfortable, the times when it isn’t running (such as when you raise the thermostat when you go to work or are away from home for several days) give bacteria a chance to multiply. Switch the AC back on, and guess who’s coming for dinner?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says excessively damp conditions can lead to a host of breathing-related problems including hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), a lung inflammation that has been found in people who work in buildings with air conditioners contaminated with bacteria. Drip pans that are not properly draining can also cause HP; this problem can be fixed by installing ceiling-saving overflow switches.
We can’t control the humidity outside but we can do a lot to improve the quality of air circulating inside our homes and offices. Call Mr. Duct Cleaner today to discuss a thorough cleaning of your home or office air ducts and microbiocide treatment to halt the spread of harmful indoor air pollutants.