Among the various pollutants that can enter your home’s ventilation system—dust, dirt, dander, pollen, sawdust, hair—the one that causes the most worries is microbacteria. Nobody wants mold or mildew growing inside their home, and if these contaminants take root in your ductwork, they can have a detrimental impact on your indoor air quality.
There are a number of different methods for mold remediation. Many involve cleaners and sanitizers to kill the microbacteria. However, one method that numerous indoor air quality specialists favor is the use of UV germicidal lights. At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air often installs these devices to help our clients remove mold and mildew from their ductwork, and we believe strongly in UV germicidal light as a solution for microbacteria growth in ventilation systems. We’ll explain why. Call our indoor air quality experts today to ask about how we can improve your air and provide other heating services in Salt Lake City, UT.
What UV germicidal lights can do for you
Laboratories have used ultraviolet light for many years to sterilize equipment. The wavelengths of these lights cause damage to the cellular structure of microbacteria, destroying them and preventing them from returning. Now this technology has entered the home, mounted along ductwork to perform the same job eliminating bacteria.
The main advantage of UV germicidal lights is that the leave no residue in the ducts and do not harm them. Unlike sanitizers, which can affect your air after they are used, UV lights leave no trace behind of their work and pose no health risk to anyone in your house.
UV lights also provide comprehensive mold remediation; a whole-house system installed will keep mold completely out of your ducts because the lights will catch microorganisms as they move along the ductwork. Since the light destroys them at the cellular level, the microbacteria will have no chance to reproduce.
These lights are small and easy to maintain. Professionals can quickly match them up to your HVAC system and install them so they work for many years. You will still need occasional checks to make sure that none of the lights has shut down.
Find out if UV lights are right for your home
Spotting mold growing around the registers of your vents is usually a warning that you need mold remediation. Indoor air quality experts can determine if the job calls for installing UV germicidal lights, and provide you with the installation that will start you on the way to mold-free ducts.
At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air takes pride in our indoor air quality and heating services in Salt Lake City, UT. If you suspect you need mold remediation, call us today.