Having mold in your ductwork could severely lessen the air quality in your home, no matter how much mold there is inside. That means your family could potentially deal with the side effects that follow, such as coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, trouble breathing, and more. The U.S. EPA says you should inspect ductwork regularly. This includes checking for not only mold but moisture as well.
How To Clean The Mold
To begin the cleaning process, you need to make sure your HVAC system is not running. Assuming there is mold in the ductwork, you do not want it to circulate even further with the system running. You can then choose a mold removal detergent and spray it around the area of any supply vents that are showing signs of mold. After letting the detergent sit for a few minutes, scrub the area before vacuuming any remaining particles. As always, be sure to wear protective gear like gloves, goggles, and a mask throughout the process.
While you could rent equipment, like a fogger machine, and properly attack the mold problem in your air ducts, doing it yourself will likely offer a temporary solution. The odds of you missing a spot and the mold growing back is rather high since you need to be precise and use the proper professional equipment. Instead, most experts agree that you should hire a professional, like Mold Medics, to come in and eliminate all of the mold in order to guarantee the desired resolution of total mold removal.
How To Prevent Future Mold Growth
If you want to avoid any of the headaches and stress that comes with discovering mold in your air ducts, there are some simple steps you can take, like:
- 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
Even though these actions aren’t guaranteed to stop mold growth, they can help keep your air cleaner for a longer period of time.
Contact Mold Medics Today
At Mold Medics, removing mold from air ducts is our specialty! Click here to learn more about our air duct cleaning services and what you should know before contacting our team. Once you have answered our short list of questions, you can submit your case to us and get a quote for our removal efforts. If you would rather talk to a member of our team, just call (888) 828-6653.