Is HVAC maintenance a part of your routine in making your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) systems last longer? If not, you should have it scheduled as soon as possible. HVAC systems accumulate different contaminants inside your house like bacteria, mold, and fungi. These contaminants can affect the quality of the air that you breathe inside your home. That is also a contributing factor for higher health risks among your family members.
To maintain the good quality of the air you breathe indoors, a professional air duct cleaning must take place. All contaminants should be removed by using a specialized, powerful vacuum that puts the system under negative pressure and collects all the harmful contaminants present. Together with vacuum, other tools like brushes and air whips also help to collect dirt. Some air duct cleaning companies apply chemical or anti-microbial sanitizers to the surface of air ducts so it can control rapid growth of microbes within the HVAC system. This is only done after making sure that the HVAC system is thoroughly cleaned.
Use of a sanitizer
This is very important process to prevent microbes from invading your house again. When sanitizing is done, you must make sure that only EPA approved chemicals or solutions are used. There are people who are very sensitive and show allergic reaction to certain chemicals, so they must be taken into consideration before sanitizing starts. The sanitizer that must be used should have the lowest toxicity rating to avoid harmful effects of the product in the skin, eyes, the respiratory and digestive system. The main purpose of sanitizing is preventing microbes from causing damage to the ducts as well as your health. Appropriate sanitization products should be used to prevent harm to the people and pets in the household.