Oxine is registered by the EPA specifically for the sanitation and deodorization of HVAC systems and ductwork.
Bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi and yeasts are everywhere in our everyday
environment. The condensate which forms on the cooling coils, drip pan and duct work of air handling systems creates an ideal environment for the growth of these microorganisms. When applied to a pre-cleaned system, Oxine is extremely effective in reducing the harmful potential associated with this microbial contamination.
Oxine has been proven effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi. When prepared according to label instructions, Oxine eliminates microorganisms of human health concern in minutes or seconds, rather than the long contact times required with other sanitizing products.
The most significant feature of Oxine is the low toxicity and safety of the product. Oxine concentrate has been assigned an acute toxicity rating of Category III by the EPA. This requires the Oxine to carry only a precautionary statement of "Caution". By comparison, a Category II rating requires a "Warning" statement. Unlike other chemical products, Oxine does not leave an active residue. After treatment, Oxine quickly degrades to non-volatile compounds.
Oxine is easily applied with the use of a hand held fogger or air driven sprayer. In either case, it is important that a light mist of Oxine is transferred throughout the pre-cleaned system completely covering the interior surface. Both commercial and residential air handling systems should be treated regularly with Oxine to eliminate microbial growth.