Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting of Air Ducts: What Is the Difference?
If you are looking for the best solution to take care of your air ducts, you may want to start by reviewing the distinct differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting these areas. Though cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection may similar, there are slight differences.
Air duct cleaning services. It's meant to manually remove solid matter from inside the ducts. This can include many allergens that can bother people with allergies, especially since some air ducts can be filled with dirt, clogs, mold, and bacteria that need to be removed.
Air duct cleaning and sanitizing. This goes a step beyond cleaning, with extra steps to reduce the amount of bacteria, germs, and other microorganisms in addition to removing dirt and debris.
Air duct cleaning and disinfecting. The primary objective in this type of treatment is to kill germs and viruses from these surfaces so that they do not cause health problems like allergies, asthma, and viruses like COVID-19. For example, a well-known disinfectant Sporicidin kills nearly 100 percent of bacteria, viruses and fungi on a surface in 10 minutes!
How does Ductless Duct Sanitize and Disinfect Air Ducts?
Our company uses the sporicidal fogging method. The disinfectant gets aerosolized into tiny droplets, ensuring a complete coating on every surface of ductwork. To sanitize and disinfect your air ducts, our techs use an EPA-registered disinfectant solution that's called Sporicidin. This is fragrance-free, low-toxic treatment that's presently used in hospitals, medical offices and other healthcare facility environments. Therefore, it is effective enough to be used against viruses like COVID-19.
Who Needs Professional Air Duct Sanitizing and Disinfecting?
Customers need to sanitize and disinfect their air ducts if:
Somebody has health concerns (asthma allergies, tuberculosis, or other diseases that are transmitted by airborne droplets).
You keep pets in your house.
There is an unpleasant odor in your ductwork.
You have experienced water leaks / water damage in your air duct system.
You suspect mold, bacteria, viruses, and fungi presence in air ducts.