Removing Mold From Air Ducts

Removing Mold From Air Ducts

Identifying the Presence of Mold in Your HVAC System

  1. Visual Inspection: Mold typically appears as black, green, or white spots or streaks inside the ductwork, around vents, or on other parts of your HVAC system. You might need a flashlight to check dark and hard-to-reach areas.
  2. Unusual Smells: If your house has a musty or earthy smell that intensifies when the air conditioning or heating is turned on, it could indicate mold in your air ducts.
  3. Health Symptoms: If you or your family members experience unexplained health issues like allergies, respiratory problems, headaches, or fatigue, it might be due to mold spores circulating in the air.
  4. High Humidity Levels: If your home consistently has a high level of humidity, it creates a conducive environment for mold growth.

How To Clean The Mold 

DIY Mold Cleaner: The Baking Soda, Detergent, Water Solution, or Using Bleach or Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of detergent
  • 1 cup of warm water
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bucket or spray bottle.
  2. Apply the solution generously on the moldy areas in your air ducts.
  3. Let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Scrub the area with a brush to loosen the mold.
  5. Rinse off with clean water and dry thoroughly to prevent future mold growth.

Alternative Method: Using Bleach or Vinegar

  • 1 cup of bleach
  • 1 gallon of watear
  • Pure white vinegar
  1. For the bleach solution, mix the bleach and water in a bucket.
  2. If using vinegar, no dilution is necessary. Pour it into a spray bottle.
  3. Apply the solution to the moldy area. Do not rinse after applying bleach, as it prevents future mold growth. Vinegar can be left to dry or rinsed off after an hour.
  4. Ensure the area is well-ventilated during and after the process to disperse the strong odors and fumes.

How To Prevent Future Mold Growth

  • Replacing your HVAC filters regularly
  • Using a dehumidifier to control humidity
  • Keep the spaces in front of your vent clear to prevent condensation
  • Cleaning your drip pans

When to Call an Expert

Large Scale Infestation

Persistent Mold Growth

Health Risks

Unidentified Mold

Hidden Mold

Contact Mold Medics Today

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