The presence of mold in an HVAC system is a common complaint amongst home owners. Mold is indiscriminate and can affect every area of your home, especially mold spores which can be continually circulated. Mold can grow and multiply causing occupants to become sick without ever being seen, and dramatically reduce indoor air quality (IAQ). The fastest way to spread mold throughout a home is through the forced-air HVAC system.
The reason this complaint is so common is that mold is always present in your home within the HVAC system, to the extent that it is present in your homes environment. Most often there will be more mold in humid weather and less in dry weather. You will never get rid of it completely as there is always mold spores in the outdoor environment, but you can control it! All mold needs to grow is moisture and food, take those away and the mold goes away but you will need to remediate the mold growth. The crucial step here is to eliminate the original moisture intrusion and then dry the affected areas thoroughly.
The next step is tackling the mold in the HVAC system that has now built up. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should always routinely inspect your HVAC systems, not just for mold but for moisture and water. Take a specific look at drains and condensate pans to make sure that everything is working and not clogged. If they are clogged this moisture can build up and turn into a serious mold problem. Also inspect all other HVAC components for moisture and mold such as air handlers, blowers, plenums. If mold is found it is now time to call in a professional reputable HVAC cleaning and repair company to adequately assess the issue and remediate mold the problem.
Professional HVAC cleaners know what to look for and how to treat your HVAC system with care, they have the specific tools and knowledge required to fix the problem. Over time ducts become become caked with many different allergens and debris, not just mold making it difficult for homeowners to keep their home dust and allergen free. Professional HVAC cleaners will ensure all dust, debris, allergens and dirt is removed, improving and refreshing your indoor air quality. This is done through the use of hooking up high-powered vacuums to the HVAC systems and running brushes and air pressure cleaners to suck out and remove all debris. Furnaces and air conditioners are also cleaned, among replacing filters and even running an antimicrobial fog throughout the system to ensure all all bacteria and mold spores are killed. These are the crucial steps to remove contaminants, mold and allergens from your HVAC system ensuring you family is breathing healthy indoor air!