Is there mold in your ductwork? Homeowners notice it in many ways.
Is there a musty odor throughout your house? Does it become stronger when the air conditioner runs?
Do you have allergy-like symptoms that become stronger when you’re at home? Does it get worse the more your HVAC operates?
Do you have headaches when you are at home, and they seem to disappear when you’re away?
Have you noticed specs of mold accumulating near the registers and ducts?
All of these could be a sign of a mold infestation.
Your ductwork is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Ducts provide a warm, closed in environment perfect for mold to grow. If your HVAC system isn’t operating as it should, extensive damage can occur in a very short period of time.
Your air conditioner circulates cool air through the ducts. The humidity from the process can condense while circulating, and moisture can begin to bead up and collect on the walls of the ducts. If it grows, mold spores start to occur, and begin spreading rapidly.
Every time the system turns on again, these mold spores can be blown further, deeper into the system. They can settle in every room, in every corner of the ductwork, and even in your equipment.
This is the biggest reason why it’s important to regularly maintain your HVAC system.
A professional HVAC technician knows what to look for to ensure this isn’t a problem in your home. They ensure all equipment is working properly, and that your home isn’t at risk.
If you do suspect mold growth, contact us immediately. Once the substance is tested, the next step is to determine how extensive the growth is. In some cases, equipment, ducts, even the insulation around the ductwork may have to be replaced.
Do you suspect problems with your HVAC system? Before the heat of the summer arrives, call in one of our professional HVAC technicians to evaluate your system today.