UV light air cleaners can further complement the air purification offered by electrostatic furnace filters. They have been proven useful in reducing the incidence of mold, mold spores, bacterial, and viruses.
Mold Can Be Helpful — But Not Indoors
When you are composting outdoors, various molds actually aid the process. These living organisms break down organic matter, like dead leaves. However, people in your home or commercial building are ‘organic’ too. You don’t want harm to come to them.
Mold And Health — The Connection
Anytime both moisture and oxygen get together, especially in poorly ventilated environments, mold can grow and produce what are called mycotoxins. These mycotoxins have been associated with various allergic reactions including watery eyes, skin rashes, runny noses, and even asthma attacks, according to the EPA.
Mold Infestation Challenges
Research suggests a three or four-fold reduction in mold with use of a UV light air cleaner integrated into the HVAC system. Almost everyone has heard of the more extreme cases of drywall getting moist and uncontrolled mold growth requiring major remediation. Typically, drywall needs to be completely torn out and replaced. Affected carpet needs to be steam cleaned. Hard surfaces have to be wiped down with a mild detergent solution. Finally, a high-efficiency particulate air vacuum is typically employed to thoroughly clean surfaces once they are totally dry.
It is important, therefore, to always deal with water leaks as soon as they appear. Plus, UV light integrated into one’s HVAC system can significantly reduce mold’s impact.
The EPA asserts that the complete elimination of mold from indoor settings is not possible. However, controlling mold indoors is possible. UV light is one of the key tools used to control mold. Again, it’s effect iveness is testified to by its common use in both medical and food processing environments.
Healthy Home Filter Company offers modern solutions to the air purification needs of residences, schools, and businesses. For more insight into how to address your particular air quality issues, please contact us.