Mold In Your DuctsJune 06, 2021
One of the worst things that you can get in your home is mold, and your ducts are a place where mold likes to hide. There are signs to look for to know if you might have a mold problem- odors, visible mold, or you may have some symptoms of mold exposure already. When mold builds up in your ducts, the air passing through can spread this all over your house, affecting the air you breathe. Some common symptoms of mold in ducts include allergy-like symptoms like headaches, nausea, nasal irritation, itchy throat, and itchy eyes.
Mold travels as spores, which are so small you can’t see them with the naked eye. By the time you see a noticeable amount of mold, you have a serious infestation. You can check for signs of mold around your vents, ducts, and drip pans. Consenser coils draw in moisture from the air and can be a prime breeding ground for mold if they are clogged too long.
Mold grows when moisture and warm temperatures are present. When an environment is warm and humid, it has the ideal conditions to grow mold. Combine that with poor ventilation, or anything else that might be trapping moisture, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. But what if the problem is caused by a problem with your HVAC system? If you have an oversized AC unit, it may be cooling your home too quickly and not running long enough to dehumidify the air. This can lead to excess moisture, and mold. This can build up in your rooms and ducts. Another cause of mold is setting your AC on a very low temperature. When the cool air from the vents meets the warm air in the room, this can cause moisture in the air to condensate and attract mold.
Worst of all, is you need professional help when you have a mold infestation. You can count on Aura to clean your system thoroughly. For easy breathing, call us today!