Is there a musky smell coming from your ducts and vents? Do you notice black spots on your vents or inside your vents? Do you have allergies that act up when you’re indoors and the HVAC system kicks on?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then there’s a good chance that you have mold growing inside your ducts. It’s generally recommended that every homeowner has their ducts cleaned once every two to five years to remove dust and debris, and keep the HVAC system running efficiently and effectively – but getting rid of mold that’s growing inside of ducts is something completely different that usually isn’t resolved from a conventional duct cleaning. And it takes a company that specializes in mold remediation, such as Prime Mold Removal, to get the job done right and keep it from returning.
The Hazards of Mold Growth in Ducts
Aside from the unpleasant musky smell that’s a byproduct of mold growth in ductwork, mold poses various health hazards for home occupants. And being that the HVAC system pushes heat or cool air through the ducts at various times of the year, home occupants will be regularly exposed to mold as the system operates. Noting this, some health hazards associated with mold exposure include:
- Increased allergic symptoms
- Sore throat
- Respiratory issues
- Skin irritation
Remediating and Preventing Future Mold Growth in Ducts
If mold is detected in your ducts, you can count on Prime Mold Removal to remediate it quickly, safely and effectively. However, while remediating mold is an essential step, if the conditions that caused its growth in the first place aren’t corrected, mold will eventually grow again. Our experienced professionals will carefully inspect your ducts, assess any factors contributing to mold growth and resolve them to prevent future problems – all in addition to remediating the mold.
Mold grows when conditions such as moisture and humidity provide a fertile environment. Moisture may be present in ductwork due to a variety of factors, such as standing water under cooling coils, wet insulation, leaks or holes in ductwork, or improperly maintained whole-house humidifiers.
Contact us today for more information on mold remediation in ductwork (929)732-4244