Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a major health concern. Indoor air pollution can lead to the serious problem of sick building syndrome, which results in a wide range of health concerns, including respiratory disease, dizziness, eye irritation, and general fatigue. Contamination of air associated with bacteria, fungi, and mold is believed to be the primary cause of the indoor air quality problems. According to the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants and can then distribute these contaminants through the home," and "the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system must be well maintained -- inspected and cleaned on a prescheduled and periodic basis and repaired as needed. If maintenance is inadequate, problems that may arise again include growth and dissemination of microbial agents."
HVAC system surfaces have always been point sources for microbial contamination that may degrade the indoor environment's IAQ and the interiors of these systems provide an especially favorable environment where microbial growth can expand uncontrollably into colony forming units. Cooling coils, drain pans and the fan housing assembly are the most contaminant-prone components of an air-handling unit. When mold colonies grow, they produce a sticky substance called enzyme mycelium, which traps dust particles from the air and breaks down the trapped particles into food. By preventing the growth and establishment of colonies, the various effects caused by biological contamination in the air-handler can effectively be controlled. Controlling this contamination is essential to maintaining the quality of air inside your building. BBJ MicroBiocide is the answer.
Benefits of BBJ
- Helps eliminate drain clogs; that could cause damage to sheetrock, floors, and other possessions located around your unit
- Helps eliminate mold/mildew/bacteria within the system
- Reduces allergies
- Increases air flow throughout your system
- Reduces utility bills
- Increases indoor air quality; helping you breathe "cleaner"
- Extends the life of your system
- Inhibits rust and corrosion; that could lead to costly repairs
- Kills H1N1 and other viruses on equipment
- Decreases the frequency of cleaning the evaporator coils; saving you money
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Common Questions and Answers
Q: Why is BBJ MicroBiocide necessary for HVAC systems?
HVAC systems are the perfect environment for microorganisms -- such as bacteria, algae and mold -- to grow. Furthermore, HVAC systems spread these harmful contaminants, which may cause odors, damage to surfaces and toxic byproducts, to living and working environments. BBJ MicroBiocide controls contaminants that often cause poor indoor air quality and "sick building syndrome" at the source -- the HVAC system. Also, BBJ MicroBiocide prevents damage caused by plugged drains by eliminating slime deposits.
Q: Does BBJ MicroBiocide increase equipment efficiency and longevity?
BBJ MicroBiocide controls organisms that leave a biofilm on cooling coils and other working parts of HVAC systems. Biofilm on coils causes reduced efficiency as it interferes with the heat transfer process of the unit. Treatment of the coils with BBJ MicroBiocide, with its exclusive rust and corrosion inhibiting action, can make systems run more efficiently and last longer.