did you know?
Fiberglass insulation used in 90 percent of U.S. homes is a suspected cancer-causing agent
did you know?
The Protection Agency (EPA) classified internally lined fiberglass as an animal carcinogen. A number of case studies have shown that fiberglass duct liner, combined with dust, dirt and moisture, is a very perfect combination for microbial growth such as mold, fungus, Legionella bacteria, etc. It also reduces the capacity of the ductwork.
did you know?
Direct contact with fiberglass or breathing airborne dust containing fiberglass may irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat
what is encapsulation?
Encapsulation is a process used to coat the inside of the duct work. It locks down fibers, mold and other pollutants from becoming airborne thus preventing circulation throughout your home. The coating used in this process is flexible to expand and contract with your duct work. Prior to encapsulation, the duct work must be cleaned to remove loose contaminates to ensure proper adhesion.
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what product is used to encapsulate?
Advanced uses a water based protective coating formulated with an EPA registered preservative that prevents mold growth, mildew and fungus on the surface of the coating. It forms a durable, flexible film over both sheet metal, fiberglass and fiberboard ductwork. Not only will the product protect from future mold growth but it will treat pre existing growth. The product even includes a 10-year warranty.
Common reasons you may need duct encapsulation are:
What are the overall benefits of encapsulation?
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Fiberglass is composed of small glass fibers and glass is made from sand, which is a basic component of silica. Silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen as well as linked as a leading cause to lung disease; in addition to greatly exasperating other respiratory issues such as asthma and emphysema. According to the American Lung Association, “over time, exposure to silica particles causes scarring in the lungs, which can harm your ability to breathe.”
Roughly 50% of duct work is internally lined with fiberglass (Internally lined or fiberboard). Over time, the fiberglass particulates from the internally lined ductwork breaks down from air abrasion as well as fibers are loosened from improper air duct cleanings by using a more abrasive system then ours. Under these conditions, fiberglass fibers circulate throughout your duct work and ultimately into your home.
Sheet metal duct work will oxidize overtime from the constant moisture passing through from your air conditioning unit. The moisture causes sheet metal duct work to break down forming a white powder pollutant. This pollutant is then circulated throughout your home exasperating asthma and allergies.