NEO Air Vents - Mold Remediation
Fighting The Unseen Enemy: The Right Way On How To Get Rid Of Mold In Air Ducts Successfully.
Don't leave things to chance
According to the U.S. EPA, you should routinely inspect your HVAC systems, not just for mold, but for moisture. Look at drain and condensate pans to make sure they are draining properly. If they are clogged, the moisture that accumulates will become a mold factory.
WHY DOES MOLD GROW IN AN HVAC SYSTEM AND AIR DUCTS?
This is a very simple answer. Mold needs moisture and food. There is an abundance of both in your AC unit and your home’s air ducts.
The moisture comes from the condensation present in air ducts. When your home is warm, water vapors can form and collect in air ducts as cold air makes its way through them. If high levels of humidity are present, the water will remain instead of evaporating which allows mold to grow quickly and en masse.
With enough water present in the air ducts, outside particles such as dust and debris can settle in the water. The combination of organic and inorganic materials provides mold with the food source it needs to grow, multiply, and travel throughout the duct system.
SIGNS OF MOLD IN YOUR HVAC OR DUCTWORK
A strong mildew-like or musty smell throughout the house or at least in a few adjacent rooms.
Your nose, throat, and eyes feel irritated when you switch on the air conditioning or step inside an air-conditioned room.
You are experiencing allergic symptoms including a runny nose, rashes, and watering eyes.
You or your family is suffering from unexplainable headaches that go away when you step outside.
You feel nausea, fatigue, and dizziness only when you are home.
You can see the mold growing within the intake vents and around the air ducts and drip pans.
Therefore, if you live in a warm climate and your home smells musty all the time, you have the perfect reason to suspect a mold infestation within the central air conditioning system. You should never wait for the visible signs of infestation to manifest before taking action. You may not be able to see specific sections of your HVAC ductwork from the outside. In that case, you should ask for professional help.