The toxic facts are that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.(EPA) Cheap, defective and dirty heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) filters are a poor line of defense against harmful airborne pathogens and debris. They are also the perfect breeding grounds for mold.
For example, a cheap or dirty filter acts like a sponge for water and condensation. It takes only 24-48 hours for mold to start growing on it and when you turn on your HVAC system, the spores can then flow all throughout your property contaminating every room and all your furniture. This can create what is called “sick building syndrome,” which can lead to a serious mold illness and or fungal infection for the occupants. (more…)
One of the favorite access points and hiding places for toxic molds (fungi) to get into your home is through your heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Our company comes across a lot of properties that have heating and air conditing systems that are contaminated with various types of toxic molds (fungi). (more…)
A 2005 study by the University of Manchester, shows the average pillow is home to a host of potentially-harmful molds. Researchers studied 10 pillows that were both old and new and found that each pillow contained anywhere from 4-16 different types of mold and a million spores per pillow. Synthetic pillows were the worst of the bunch.
“One third to one half of all structures have damp conditions that may encourage development of pollutants such as molds and bacteria, which can cause allergic reactions — including asthma — and spread infectious diseases.” – United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)