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Dealing With The Hidden Mold Issues In Your Home: Inspecting Ducts And Cleaning To Prevent Air Quality Issues

by Marvin Gilbert

There are a lot of areas of your home where mold can be an issue, which includes the HVAC and ductwork. The problem with mold that begins to grow in your ducts is that it spreads very quickly and the spores are delivered to your home through vents. Therefore, you want to know how to deal with problems when your HVAC ducts have mold and do improvements to prevent future problems. The following tips will help you deal with the problems with mold in HVAC ducts.

Problems with Condensation Causing Issues with Mold Inside Or Outside of Ductwork  

Condensation is a big cause of damage and mold with HVAC systems that often gets overlooked. This is often due to ductwork that lacks or has damaged insulation. If you have problems with humid smells coming from HVAC vents, you will want to check the system for mold spores and have the mold removed before moving on to other repairs.  

Water Damage and Leaks Causing Damage to Insulation and Mold Growth in Your Home  

Water damage is another issue that you will have to deal with when it comes to your HVAC ducts. Leaks in areas like attics, crawl spaces, or other areas with ductwork can cause a problem with damage to the duct insulation and mold getting spread through your home when you turn on the AC. Therefore, you want to regularly inspect the areas with ductwork for signs of water damage and issues with mold that need to be addressed.  

Clogged and Damaged Condensation Lines Causing Mold Problems in Your Home  

AC units have condensation lines that allow any moisture and water that forms to drain out of your home. These are simple plastic pipes that are vulnerable to damage due to wear and cold temperatures. The condensation lines can also become clogged with debris. All of these issues can cause mold to grow if they are left unaddressed. If you want to avoid these problems, make sure the condensation lines are clean and clear of debris, as well as inspect them for damage annually.  

Dirty AC Units That Get Covered and Winterized Causing Problems With Mold  

Another area that gets problems with moisture is the AC condensing unit outside. This is often due to winterization and covering the unit, which causes poor ventilation and allows fungus to grow. Therefore, you want to make sure to keep the unit clean and free of moisture. If you do cover the AC for the winter months, make sure that it gets plenty of ventilation to avoid problems with fungus and mold growth.  

These are some tips to help you deal with the problems of mold growing in HVAC ducts. If you need help getting the mold spores out of your HVAC system, contact a mold removal service before the problem spreads to the rest of your home and gets worse. Companies like Authorized Services can help.