Get Rid of Mold in Air Ducts HVAC

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Get Rid of Mold in Air Ducts HVAC

This mold article “Get Rid of Mold in Air Ducts” was written with the intention of assisting the reader in developing an understanding on how to test air quality and detect mold in our Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. This article will advise the reader on the possible health effects of molds and mildews growing in our vents and air duct systems. In addition, this article will help the reader with some general information and advice on procedures that are designed for remediation treatment and removal of molds and mildew in Heating Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems (HVAC).

Getting rid of mold in a ventilation system can be a challenging task. Mold spores are everywhere; they are part of our environment and Mother Nature’s way of digesting garbage such as fallen leaves, lint, and fabric or just about anything that is organic and digestible. Mold spores float through the air entering your home through vents and open doors and windows. During the months when our HAVC systems are working the hardest is the easiest time for mold spores to enter the duct work seeking out a place to land. When the mold spores come into contact with water they will grow mold spreading throughout your duct work spreading to every room in your house.

Air filters are a very important part of your HVAC system, protecting your system and the health of your family. Dirty air filter are probably the most common problem associated with HVAC problems. Inspect your air filter before you call your HVAC professional and save the cost of a house call. Always use a HEPA filter. HEPA filters provide a greater degree of filtration, filtering out smaller particles invisible to the naked eye.

Mold test kits are available for the do it yourself (DIY) home owner. Most local hardware stores carry mold test kits. The mold kits are easy to use and self explanatory. The instructions should contain a list of certified mold testing laboratories that will identify the strains of mold, fungus and bacteria.

If you are unsure as to the accuracy of your own mold testing methods, contact a professional mold remediation air quality specialist. Have the system inspected by a certified mold inspector ensuring the system is free from mold spores, mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria. They will be proficient in the inspection, diagnosis and repair of system.

Repair any loose, crimped or bent duct work duct tubing prior to cleaning. When cleaning vent and duct work ensure that you are using a professional mold cleaning product that is Registered with the EPA and recommended for the cleaning and disinfection of heating air conditioning and ventilation systems.

By performing a regular scheduled maintenance program, you can get rid of mold in your air ducts and ensure the safety of your family. Maintaining your Heating Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems (HVAC) will ensure your system is running at maximum energy efficacy and ensuring many years of healthy service.

By: Bradley Skierkowski