MAN'S MIGHTY MICROBE BREEDING AND BROADCASTING MACHINE
With the possible exception of a laboratory Petri Dish, there may be no environment more perfectly suited for
growing and spreading microorganisms than a conventional HVAC system.
Designed to be self-contained and hidden from view, HVAC systems are comprised of enclosed equipment cabinets and ductwork that rarely see
daylight and components that naturally produce condensation … all blanketed in a continuous stream of microbe, dust and other contaminate laden,
recycled interior air. In other words, exactly the dark, damp, nutrient-rich environment in which mold, bacteria and other microbes thrive.
Even the latest, most advanced and best maintained HVAC systems are subject to microbial contamination. All it takes to start producing
bacteria is a little of the water that's ever-present in all HVAC systems, and some dust,
another ingredient that's never in short supply, to start producing bacteria.
Or, maybe your microbial misfortunes start when an infected person coughs, sneezes or laughs, sending microbe containing droplets airborne to then be picked up by your HVAC system, recycled, and blown throughout the entire building through its ductwork.
On the other hand, microbial infestation can result from nothing more than mold spores, bacteria or other microbes drifting into a building through an open door, window or vent, or brought indoors on someone's clothing, shoes or baggage.