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Mold and Bacteria in Ventilation Systems

Written by maryp posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2007

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Did you realize that the dark, damp air ventilation ducts in your car are breeding grounds for microbes and bacteria that you may be breathing? Some people are especially sensitive to pollens, dust and other micro-organisms that can cause discomfort on a daily basis. There are some shops that will change the micro filters and spray some deodorizing stuff to alleviate the “old/musty” smell that happens over time when you turn on that AC. But, that is really only part of the remedy.

At our shop, we use a Mobile Interior Sonic Treatment that not only treats the odors but, also actually cleans and deodorizes the ventilation system. We believe that it is far superior to other methods. It takes a little longer (than just spraying some sweet smelling juice) in front of the vents, but it works great.

Remember, one simple trick to use during the summertime: Before you actually turn off your A/C, run the fan ONLY (for about 1 minute or 2), to dry out the ducts. This will help alleviate the dampness, which in turn will help to keep the system from becoming “smelly”.

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