|A microbiologist at Georgia State University tested the evaporator systems of 32 cars and found that every one of them was infested with up to 12 types of bacteria, mold and fungi!
(*OC Register Article – May 1997)
|About Mold in Your Car*|
|Mold spores are virtually everywhere, including the evaporator system of your car. When molds are present in large quantities, they can cause allergic symptoms.|
|How much mold can make me sick?*|
|It depends. For some people, a relatively small number of mold spores can cause health problems.|
|Evaporator Coils Damp From Condensation|
|“Evaporator coils are almost always indoors, so they are safe from harm, right? Not so! With nearly all the air in a building passing through these coils, they are repeatedly exposed to everything in that air. Even with good filtration, there can be substantial buildup of dust particles, grease and smoke. In short, anything floating in the air small enough to get past the filter will build up on the evaporator coils.
But wait, there’s more. Evaporator coils are usually damp from condensation and are placed in a cool, dark place. It’s an environment ideal for breeding bacteria and other microorganisms. Cleaning the evaporator coils not only helps the system to operate properly, it also removes foul odors.”