You’ve done everything right in your house – you’ve removed all the moisture from your home, increased the ventilation, and done a sweep of your bathroom and kitchen to make sure that no mold has been growing.
You decide to relax because you’ve done good work.
But then, your air conditioner unit clicks on, and you start to sneeze. You think it’s a bit weird because your allergies shouldn’t be acting up during this time of the year but you push the thought aside.
That’s where you’ve made your mistake!
Although it’s rare, you might find that mold has started to grow – or has been growing – in the air vents in your house. This means that every time your central heating unit clicks on, you’re introducing mold spores into your house and your lungs.
If you leave this untreated, you could end up with health issues such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, or pneumonia, and it can set off allergies, as well.
How Do I Know If My Air Ducts Have Mold?
One of the easiest ways to check if your air ducts have mold in them is just to look. However, this is easier said than done.
Many sections of your central heating unit may not be visible or accessible when it comes to taking a quick peek at the area. As such, you might need to reach out to a professional to search for you.
Keep in mind that sometimes, things may look like mold on your air ducts but the only way to confirm for sure is to have it tested by a technician in a laboratory. Typically, you can get this done for about $50.
Mold in your air vents might be a concern for you if you have insulated air ducts or insulation that gets moldy or wet when it’s being run over and over. Additionally, if you discover that you have mold in your air ducts and you don’t do anything to stop the moisture growth, you will consistently have mold in your air ducts.
This is no way to live!
What Can I Do?
Luckily, mold in your air ducts isn’t the end of the world! One of the best things you can do to help with your air duct problem is to clean them!
Cleaning your air vents can have the added benefit of also increasing the energy efficiency of your house, meaning that you’ll not only be prioritizing your health, but you’ll also be lowering the costs of running your central heating unit.
Just make sure that, if you decide that you want to have your air ducts cleaned, you confirm that your service provider will clean out all parts of it and will do so to the best of their ability.
If they don’t clean it well enough the first time, you may find that whatever contaminated your ducts will re-contaminate it eventually.
If it’s already too late and the mold has started to grow in your house, do yourself a favor and call professionals – such as us at RidAway – so that we can remove the mold from your house.
Rather than live in such a detrimental health area, you’re going to want to make sure that you get the mold removed as quickly and safely as possible.
That’s why professionals, like us at RidAway, will come in and do a job that’ll ensure you are living in the healthiest space you can be, going forward.If you have any questions about mold, mold growth, mold removal, etc., please don’t hesitate to contact us!