There are many systems in a home that need regular maintenance and one area that is essential and needs to be regularly maintained is the HVAC system. The HVAC systems are used in our homes as they help to control the quality of air that we inhale through the removal of contaminants such as mold, fungi, algae and bacteria which are plenty in the atmosphere. The main urge for one to maintain their air ducts and ventilation systems clean is to ensure that they are effective in maintaining healthy air for inhalations by the occupants of the house where clean air ensures that occupants are safe from many airborne diseases that are caused by the impurities. There are different ways that have been applied to clean the HVAC systems, but one of the most effective ways involves the use of vacuum cleaners. When using the vacuum collection devices to clean the air ducts they usually apply negative pressure on the system thus the need to select powerful and specialized devices to carry out the cleaning exercise. When the vacuum collection device is connected to the air conditioning units it draws air through the system thus sucking contaminants that are attached to the HVAC system while there are other devices that are also introduced to systems to detach debris and other materials attached to the surface of the system. Devices that are attached to the vacuum collection devices include brushes, skipper balls and air whips that agitate the contaminants that are attached to the surfaces which are pulled to the into the vacuum collection device.
After cleaning a system using the vacuum cleaning devices one needs to use sanitizer chemicals which are added to remove any microbes that can cause different infections. Before purchasing any chemical sanitizer there is need for one to ensure that a brand they choose have been standardized by the regulatory bodies. A company that one chooses should use sanitizers which are safe to protect human, pets and the environment where one uses an atomizer to fog the sanitizer to the entire ventilation system. In homes where there are elderly occupants there is need for one to seek active sanitizers which can clean microbes from the air which include fungi, algae, and bacteria which usually cause respiratory diseases. When selecting a chemical sanitizers there is need for one to select those with low toxicity ratings to avoid harmful ocular, inhalation, dermal and ingestion effects to pets and human.
One should consider having their ventilation systems regularly cleaned especially after having settled in a new home, having carried out remodeling or renovation of the house, or when they have pets that shed hair in the house.