Our services also include encapsulating HVAC ductwork after we clean the system. We are doing this service on a lot of our commercial and industrial air duct cleaning jobs. We are based out of Raleigh NC. Our surrounding areas which include Cary, Durham, Research Triangle Park, Chapel Hill, Garner, Wakeforest and Greensboro our filled with healthcare, science labs and pharmaceutical companies.
For the pharmaceutical and health care industry this is really important to prevent contamination from mold in the HVAC systems. The mold and other microbial can contaminate what ever they are producing or seeing patients. This is a great application for hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. Basically anywhere where indoor air quality is important is where we use these products.
After we thoughly clean the HVAC system we can also encapsulate the duct work afterwards. This is especially important when the ductwork is internally lined with insulation. The reason being is that we are dealing with a porous surface. The duct liner is 1 to 2 inches thick. This insulation acts like a sponge that can hold microbial growth deep inside where our tools and sanitizers cannot reach.
When we do mold remediation in HVAC systems this step must be taken to prevent future microbial growth. We can clean the system and it may work for a while but the probability of the mold coming back is high because it will work its way through the duct insulation to the surface. There are a few products out there that we use. Fosters 40/20 is a great product. That duct encapsulate comes with a 10 year warranty against mold from growing on the wherever the product has been installed.
Another great product we use is fiberlock 8000. This is also an anti-microbial encapsulate for HVAC systems. These products can be applied with brush, roller and paint sprayer. Another benefit of encapsulating HVAC ductwork is it forms like an eggshell coating over the duct insulation. This is great because over time the duct liner will begin to deteriorate and loses its R-value. So we are restoring it back to new if not better because of the ability to fight mold for years to come. The encapsulate will also seal the ducts from leaking. If there are holes, seams and connections that are leaking this will seal them up.
Below are some before and after pictures of air ducts that have mold in them and also of duct liner that’s is deteriorating. If you have any questions or comments call us anytime. We service the entire east coast with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte NC, and Cleveland OH.
Before and After HVAC Encapsulation
These pictures show air ducts before and after the HVAC encapsulation process. Click on any image for a larger view.
If you’d like to discuss the HVAC Encapsulation process with us to explore the benefits for you business, please contact us.