Thanks to the last couple of years, everyone has become much more aware of airborne illnesses. Obviously, no one enjoys getting sick. Which is why it's important that you know that your HVAC system can play a part in keeping you healthy or getting you sick. Airborne viruses, bacteria, and other nasty things like hiding in your duct work. But you can fight them with a process known as duct fogging.
The Benefits of Duct Fogging
Duct fogging is a safe and effective technique used to clean the air ducts in your home. It involves using a fogging machine to disperse a disinfectant or cleaning solution into the air ducts, where it collects on surfaces and sanitizes them.
This process has several benefits:
- Improved air quality.
- Reduced risk of respiratory illness.
- Extended life of the air ducts themselves.
Improved Air Quality
A major benefit of duct fogging is improved air quality. Over time, air ducts can become filled with dust, pollen, and other allergens, which can circulate throughout the building and cause respiratory issues for the occupants. By regularly fogging the air ducts, these allergens can be removed, resulting in cleaner, fresher air. This can be especially beneficial for people with allergies or asthma, as it can help to reduce the symptoms they experience.
Reduced Risk of Illness
Another benefit of duct fogging is the reduced risk of respiratory illness. The air ducts in your home can harbor bacteria and viruses, which can be spread when the air conditioning or heating system is turned on. By fogging the air ducts with a disinfectant solution, these harmful microorganisms can be killed, reducing the risk of illness for the building's occupants. This can be especially important if any member of your household is immunocompromised or suffers from chronic respiratory conditions.
Extend Air Duct Life
Besides improving air quality and reducing the risk of respiratory illness, duct fogging can also help to extend the life of the air ducts themselves. Over time, air ducts can become clogged with dirt and debris, which can reduce their efficiency and even cause them to fail. By regularly fogging your air ducts, this build-up of dirt and debris can be removed, allowing the ducts to function more efficiently and reducing the likelihood of them failing. This can save home owners money in the long run by reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements.
Duct Fogging Agents
As we stated earlier, the agents used for duct fogging are disinfectants that can collect on the surfaces in a duct. These agents are EPA approved. That means that during testing they were effective against viruses and bacteria but are safe for humans in the amounts used.
The product that we use at Advantage to perform duct fogging is OXINE-AD. OXINE-AD is a disinfectant and deodorizer that is effective against a wide range of bacteria and viruses. We found that OXINE-AD is the best fit for our customers because it has some significant benefits.
- They designed it for air ducts, where it effectively cleans and sanitizes surfaces.
- OXINE-AD is safe for occupied buildings, as it does not produce harmful fumes or leave harmful residues.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered it, indicating that it was effective against harmful microorganisms during testing.
- OXINE-AD is easy to use and apply by using a fogging machine, allowing for quick and thorough disinfection of air ducts.
- It is cost-effective and can help to extend the life of air ducts by removing build-up of dirt and debris.
Taking everything into consideration, duct fogging is a valuable technique for cleaning the air ducts in a building. It offers several benefits, including improved air quality, reduced risk of respiratory illness, and extended life of the air ducts. By regularly fogging the air ducts, building owners can improve the health and well-being of the building's occupants, as well as save money in the long run.
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