Air Duct Cleaning & Indoor Air Quality
Most people don’t understand the importance of air duct cleaning or refuse to believe they need any maintenance at all. Well we now know that air duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning (or lack of it) is one of the determining factors of our indoor air quality. Our HVAC system is in fact the perfect habitat for microorganisms to flourish, its a closed system that rarely sees the light of day, its humid and there’s lots of organic material to munch on, ITS MOLD PARADISE!
Mold In The Air Ducts
Air ducts conduct cold or hot air throughout our home. Through the years, dust is accumulating to form buildup of organic material, coating the interior housing of the system. What is dust really? Well, I don’t want to gross you out but common dust is about 80% dead skin cells…! In other words, a buffet for any fungi, bacteria or dust mite. The climate in the air duct system is perfect, not too hot, not too cold and plenty of humidity, mold would just need to colonize in one place, release spores in to the air and reach the entire HVAC system and every room in the house which has a vent opening. Air duct cleaning would basically eliminate one essential ingredient to the mold cycle, the food. Once the ducts are cleaned, mold wouldn’t have what to feed on and most likely, wouldn’t grow.
EnviroCare’s Approach on Air Duct Cleaning
At EnviroCare, we include an intensive air duct cleaning with every mold remediation project. In every case there is black mold in the building, mold spores travel trough the air duct system to other rooms and areas. Removing mold from an air duct system is not an easy task, and should be handled by a professional. Using the right equipment is key, some air duct cleaning companies will use very basic vacuums to clean and will risk doing more harm then good. A source removal device should be used to clean air ducts.