How to Prevent Mold from Growing in your HVAC System
How to Get Rid of Mold in an HVAC System
If your air conditioning system has black mold or other fungi growing on the coils, ducts, or vents, there are potential health risks for those breathing the air. It is important to properly remove the mold and prevent it from growing again. In addition to chemical methods, such as using a bleach solution to wipe out the system, UVC lights can be installed inside of the ducts. They continuously disinfect the coils and walls of the unit, preventing fungal, viral, and bacterial growth.
How Does UVC Light Disinfect an HVAC System?
Ultra-violet light with a wavelength of 254 nm works perfectly for germicidal disinfection inside your air ducts. It has been proven to be effective against 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, molds, and spores. By installing a 2-lamp, 4-lamp, or 2X2 UVC fixture inside of the HVAC system, the spread of airborne pathogens will be controlled, existing mold spores will be deactivated, and growth of future bacteria and fungi will be prevented. Also, the UVC lamps are enclosed entirely by the ducting, making them safe to operate 24/7, including while your building is occupied.
Add Germicidal Disinfection to Your HVAC Cleaning Plan
Choosing UVC light is an affordable prevention measure that can easily be added into any company’s existing plan for upkeeping an HVAC system. High-output UVC disinfection offers powerful in-duct sanitization that lasts for an average of 8,000 operating hours or more. That means the lamps only need to be replaced once per year. And the replacement process is quick and safe for maintenance personnel; indicator lights allow for at-a-glance status checks and the tubes are easily removed from their housing.
The simplicity and intensity of UVC disinfection for air ducts makes it a great choice for hospitals, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, factories, nursing homes, schools, and other commercial properties. Add it to your cleaning tool belt as a chemical-free method of improving air quality.
If you are looking to spot-kill mold on surfaces elsewhere on your property, you’ll also want to check out our portable UVC disinfection products. From after-hours disinfection to handheld surface cleaning, we have all the germicidal UV light options you may need. Reach out to our team today for expert help and more info on UVC germicidal solutions.
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