As flowers and trees are springing to life, heat and humidity are on the rise as summer is nearing. Facilities managers are gearing up for their HVAC systems to work overtime to keep their buildings and factories cooler. One of their key mandates is to keep the entire ductwork maze throughout their facilities optimally insulated and mold-free.
How Do You Insulate HVAC Ducts and Prevent Mold?
When you have hot temperatures outside and cool temperatures inside condensation occurs and makes building ductwork and HVAC systems a perfect breeding ground for mold growth in traditional fibrous insulation, which absorbs moisture, and gives mold and mildew a place to breed and spread. From here, any breaches in the system become a point of entry for mold spores and building contamination, particularly where the ducts enter the main structure and there is the greatest temperature differential. This is a serious problem and one that requires significant remediation expenses, at the worst. At best, moisture laden insulation loses its insulation value and creates substantial energy losses.
Be A Sustainable Hero With Energy Protect
We have customers from many continents that found Energy Protect clear thermal insulation coating and deployed it to not only insulate and save energy, but also to prevent mold and keep their ductwork and buildings healthy.
Our Energy Protect coating is clear and easy-to-apply to the ductwork as either an interior or exterior application. As a bonus, it doesnt use any moldicides, like many other anti-mold coatings do. Its naturally resistant to mold and mildew and low VOC. We dont know about you, but having a non-toxic coating in our air ducts is a given!
One question we receive often is whether you need to remove existing mold before applying Energy Protect. Yes, you do. That allows proper bonding of the coating to the surface and once applied, the coating will resist the growth of any mold or mildew.
Third party mold resistant standard laboratory tests include: ASTM D5590 & ASTM G21.
Tips For Mold Remediation
Should you use bleach to clean mold?
Did you know that bleach only cleans the surface, but creates a biofilm that mold can still thrive on? One remediation company suggests Lysol and hydrogen peroxide as the best cleaners.
If you have a moisture issue, act fast!
Even though you might only see a little surface mold, it can bloom quickly and travel in the air or through HVAC ducts to new locations around your home, office, or factory.
You can minimize the mold growth until remediation by lowering the air temperature, which lowers the relative humidity. Also, keep air circulating with fans to prevent the stagnant air conditions that mold thrives in.
Prevention Is Key!
Energy Protect is an excellent way to insulate your HVAC ducts, walls, and other surfaces, control moisture and condensation, and prevent mold or mildew growth.