Your air ducts are probably the last thing you think about when it comes to your HVAC system. You don’t consider all the bacteria, allergens, and dust trapped inside them. The air quality coming out of your vents probably doesn’t keep you awake.
Or maybe you’ve booked an appointment to have your ducts cleaned, but you are wondering about add-on services to enhance the quality of your air duct cleaning with disinfectants. Or you’re curious about what a disinfectant can do for your ducts.
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s start with a simple question.
Why is it important to use disinfectant after a duct cleaning?
Applying disinfectant after a duct cleaning can help kill the germs, viruses, and other contaminants that the vacuum cleaner isn’t removing. It will also ensure that your ducts are the absolute cleanest that they’ve likely ever been and will last around six months. It will coat the inside of your system with a protective coating that will help prevent germs and viruses from getting inside and dispersing throughout your home.
How is it Applied?
The concentrate is sprayed into the ductwork using a spray nozzle attached to a tube. It’s run through your system once it’s turned back on. You might notice a light botaniFLl smell dissipates after 40 minutes. There’s no chance of blow-back when done correctly. It’s also safe to enter the home after it’s applied.
What type of disinfectant do you use?
After a duct cleaning, you can use two different disinfectants. The primary disinfectant we use is called Decon 30. It is manufactured by Benefect and kills 99.9% of germs in 30 seconds. It requires no rinsing and no PPE. It kills germs such as; Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, MRSA, E. coli O157 Mould/Mildew/Spores: Trichophyton, candida albicans. Decon 30 uses thymol, an active ingredient derived from thyme, and active botaniFLl ingredients that is proven by the EPA as having no known adverse effects on humans.
Benefect’s Decon 30 has no temperature restrictions and is safe for use on porous surfaces, making it safe for your home’s surfaces. It also has the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating for all means of exposure, making it safe for you and your family.
We also have a more potent disinfectant called Sporocidin that you can ask to have applied inside your system. Sporocidin is a more potent disinfectant manufactured by Contec and is bactericidal, fungicidal, and viricidal. It kills viruses in five minutes, bacteria in ten minutes, and fungi in ten minutes. It uses Phenol and Sodium Phenate as the active ingredients.
Both Decon 30 and Sporocidin are considered safe. We will go over both options with you before booking your appointment, so you select the right one for your home.