Ductwork that is insulated with fiberglass or fiberglass air filters can be a source of indoor air pollution leading to serious health concerns
local duct cleaning service technician with DUCTZ addresses issues that affect the integrity of fiberglass lined ductwork. Owner Vince Divarco explains that fiberglass, known as glass-wool, is simply glass made into very fine, small diameter threads. The flexible threads can be broken and are light enough to become airborne particles. Ductwork that is lined with fiberglass is often an overlooked source of indoor air pollution.
According to the American Lung Association:
“Direct contact with fiberglass materials or exposure to airborne fiberglass dust may irritate the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Fiberglass can cause itching due to mechanical irritation from the fibers… Breathing fibers may irritate the airways resulting in coughing and a scratchy throat. Some people are sensitive to the fibers, while others are not.”
Vince Divarco explains that resins or oils are often added to fiberglass filters to enhance the dust-grabbing ability, but they can adversely affect certain people with environmental sensitivity. These filters can emit fumes into the fresh air stream which can be problematic even with the most expensive air filters.
DUCTZ air duct cleaning professionals determine the integrity of fiberglass-lined ductwork and air ducts. Frayed or degraded duct board can emit irritating particles into the indoor environment. A professional duct cleaning technician will perform an inspection to identify excess moisture o both fiberglass and metallic surfaces to determine the extent of decay or rust erosion.
DUCTZ professionals are certified, qualified and trained to provide ductwork integrity inspections helping to identify and eliminate particulate matter that can adversely affect indoor air quality in homes and businesses.
DUCTZ of North Phoenix and Deer Valley opened in 2007 to provide air duct cleaning and indoor air quality solutions for home and business owners in Maricopa and Pima Counties. The local duct cleaning experts adhere to National Air Duct Cleaners Association standards and EPA guidelines as they clean and restore air ducts and HVAC systems. Visit http://www.ductz.com/phoenix-deervalley to learn more.
Founded in 2002, DUCTZ has become the nation’s largest air duct cleaning and HVAC Restoration Company. DUCTZ professionals adhere to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA) standards, undergo rigorous training and are committed to a program of on-going education and quality service. The industry-leading principles and practices employed by DUCTZ professionals have helped to advance the industry by creating new, patented duct cleaning processes. DUCTZ continues to lead the way in certification, training and development.