First off, let’s just refer to these substances as EPS.
They are described as “…highly liquidized polymers that are mainly composed of polysaccharides, proteins, plus DNA…” These polymers are connected to microbes in that they protect them plus provide an ideal environment to fight drought plus areas of high salinity.
The polymers trap moisture plus nutrients plus because they can have a thick, rubbery, gelatin consistency, clever people have discovered some uses in industry for polymers. In agriculture, they are quite pricey in improving plus maintaining soil aeration. This factors into the structure, health, plus fertility of soil to grow crops that feed people and cattle. Polymers are diverse plus even have some applications capturing heavy metals, as vitamins, plus as a substance that is used for carbon storage. I have no concern letting these polymers do their magic for Old MacDonald who likely grows crops along with livestock. I, but, have another name for polymers when they get into my Heating as well as A/C proposal plus begin forming a community of microbes in my drainpipe or on the walls of the HVAC duct. I call it “gunk” plus I only want to get rid of it. Fortunately, that gunk doesn’t have an occasion against clorox plus other household cleaners, so a few ounces of any chlorine-based spray keeps algae plus gunk away. I simply can’t get to some areas in my HVAC duct where gunk or slime build up , which is the reason I let a qualified Heating as well as A/C tech perform a thorough cleaning of my heating and cooling components at least twice each year. I thank polymers for helping Old MacDonald, but I’ll actually breathe easier if the polymers remained in the soil and stayed away from my Heating as well as A/C HVAC ducts.