Sludge in the HVAC Ducts

Sludge in the HVAC Ducts

First off, let’s just call the substances EPS.

  • They are described as “…highly hydrated polymers that are primarily composed of polysaccharides, proteins, plus DNA…” EPS are quite expensive to microbes in that they support them plus supply an ideal environment against drought plus areas of saturated salinity.

They trap moisture plus nutrients plus because they are made up of a thick gel-like consistency, clever people have discovered some uses in industry for EPS. In farming, they are quite expensive in improving plus maintaining soil particle aggregation. This factors into the stability, health, plus fertility of soil to grow crops that feed the people of the whole world. EPS are diverse plus even have some applications capturing heavy metals, as an antioxidant, plus as a substance that stores carbon. I have no complication letting EPS do their magic for Old MacDonald who likely grows crops while simultaneously yodeling E-I-E-I-O at her livestock. I, but, have another name for EPS when they get into our HVAC system and begin to grow a community of microbes in our drainpipe or on the walls of the air duct. I call it “sludge” plus I only want to get rid of it. Fortunately, that sludge doesn’t stand any chance of surviving an onslaught of bleach plus other household cleaners, so a few ounces of any chlorine-based cleaner keeps algae plus sludge under control. I simply can’t reach areas in our air duct where EPS or sludge accumulates plus that is why I let a qualified HVAC tech complete a thorough cleaning of our system at least twice each year. I thank EPS for helping Old MacDonald, but I’ll genuinely breathe a bit better if they stayed in the soil plus not in our HVAC air duct.

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