What Causes Dirty-Sock Syndrome?
The notorious locker-room smell is caused by an accumulation of bacteria and mold that grow on the indoor coils of heat pumps and air conditioners. One of the most common causes of "Dirty Sock Syndrome" is when a system is run in “heating” mode, then temporarily switches to the "cooling" mode during defrost. During the heating period, bacteria collect and grow on the coil, only to be released all at once when the coil becomes cool and damp again. Once applied, VindEX Ultra and VindEX Coastal immediately begin working to eliminate odors associated with "Dirty-Sock" and "Sick Building" syndromes.
VindEX kills and encapsulates bacteria and mold that cause“Dirty-Sock Syndrome”, sealing and disinfecting the coil with a super thin anti-microbial film so the problem doesn't come back
Why Eliminate Dirty-Sock Syndrome?
Aside from the unpleasant odor, there's another important reason why "dirty-sock syndrome" should be dealt with. It's your health, as well the health of your family. Bacteria is associated with disease and it's wise to get the problem fixed.
The Centers for Disease Control noted, "many indoor environments have pollutant levels two-to-five times higher, and occasionally more then 100-times higher, than outdoor levels." Since Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor air quality has a dramatic impact on chronic respiratory conditions.
VindEX Ultra and VindEX Coastal protect your home and your family from airborne mold and bacteria circulated into the heating and air conditioning system. Professional application completely eliminates mold and bacteria that cause "dirty-sock syndrome" and prevents reoccurence by sealing the coil from exposure to contaminants.
A recent VindEX success story:
Diane Saunders (December 15, 2016)
I Just want to say THANK YOU for creating a product that really works! I had the dirty sock syndrome and it was making my whole family sick and I did some research and found "VINDEX" and it wasn't expensive and the most important thing is IT WORKED!! You guys are #1 in my book for making this product. Thank You!!
VindEX pulls no punches . . .
independent Microbial Barrier Testing to determine it's antimicrobial effectiveness against standard test organisms, (Time Kill Procedure per ASTM E2315), indicate that VindEX products consistently produced an average five-log kill of a population count >10,000,000 inoculum of all organisms identified in USP<51>
within 30 seconds of contact:
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
Escherichia coli (E. coli)
HVAC equipment near the beach?
VindEX Coastal is a concentrated polymer formulated to seal the coil and combat equipment corrosion and rust on new and existing equipment
Read up on the results of a recent study that gives the VindEX Polymer technology the thumps up, "A Discussion of HVAC Coil Coatings" lead by the R & D team at Mainstream Engineering Corporation.
The beach poses special challenges to outdoor equipment subjected to harsh environmental pollutants and salt air exposure, microbial agents, household cleaning agents and building materials.
Professional VindEX Coastal application eliminates corrosion of bi-metal and mono-metal coils and cabinets, prolonging the life and the significant investment in your hvac equipment.
· coats and protects new and existing equipment
· forms an ultra-thin protective film
· repels moisture, mold and bacteria
· repels chemicals, oils and dirt
· upgrades any hvac equipment to a coastal unit
Protecting your VindEX treated coil
VindEX Clean is our gentle, non-corrosive coil cleaner used for routine coil cleaning after your coil has been sealed with VindEX Ultra or VindEX Coastal. Annual cleaning is recommended to remove microbial growth on evaporator coils, air handling equipment and outdoor air intakes. The solution is non-allergenic with a neutral PH factor and releases no VOC's to safely clean your HVAC coil after VindEX coil sealants have been applied.
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Damp Indoor Spaces published by the Institute of Medicine (U.S.) examines the health impact of exposures resulting from damp indoor environments and offers solutions for public health interventions. The accumulated evidence has shown that problems with mold can surface anywhere in the world after just one or two days of moisture exposure, in settings wet or dry, hot or cold. The same conditions that give rise to mold growth also support many bacteria. Summary of Institute of Medicine's Damp Indoor Spaces and Health Review
Guidelines For Indoor Air Quality, 2009, by the World Health Organization (WHO), provides additional scientific evidence on the health problems associated with this ubiquitous pollution (mold) and provides WHO guidelines to protect public health. It also describes the conditions that determine the presence of mold and measures to control its growth indoors.