Despite your best efforts to keep your home clean and free from dirt, dust, and mold, these pollutants can commonly build up within your ductwork and lead to serious health problems. Mold spores require moisture and warm temperatures in order to grow, and your ductwork can provide both elements, creating an ideal environment for mold growth.
In the latest blog post from the heating and cooling experts at Evergreen, we’ll discuss how to tell if there’s mold in your air ducts, the dangers presented by mold, and if duct cleaning can remove mold from your ductwork.
The most obvious sign of mold growth in your ductwork is musty odors whenever your HVAC system is running and air is flowing through your vents. This smell can be described as damp or earthy, and it can even cause some people to experience headaches and nausea. If you notice this odor coming from your air vents, it’s a good idea to have your ductwork inspected by a professional.
Another sign of mold in your air ducts is increased allergy and asthma symptoms while the heating and cooling system is on. Mold can aggravate symptoms and cause them to worsen, so if allergic reactions and asthma symptoms are plaguing you or your family members, contact Evergreen to schedule an appointment for professional air duct cleaning services in Waco and across Central Texas.
The longer you’re exposed to mold, the more serious the issues will become. If your home is dealing with mold growth, you’ll need to have it addressed as quickly as possible in order to avoid the dangers of mold exposure, such as:
Fortunately, if your home is dealing with mold, there are steps you can take to eliminate it. Duct cleaning services can, in fact, effectively remove the mold to keep you safe and comfortable for many years to come.
When you schedule duct cleaning services, your technician will begin by using specialized equipment to access and clean the interior of the ducts, removing any visible mold growth. They will then use air scrubbers, or high-powered air filters, to clean the existing air in your home. This can help to capture airborne mold spores and prevent them from spreading throughout your home.
Finally, to prevent mold from reoccurring in the future, your duct cleaning specialist will apply an anti-fungal treatment to the interior of your ductwork.
While this is what the typical mold removal and duct cleaning process will look like, it’s important to mention that the actual service you receive might vary depending on factors including the severity of the mold and any other particles that might have built up within your ductwork.
Contact Evergreen Heating & Air today to have your ductwork thoroughly inspected and cleaned by a team of trained and experienced professionals.
Your heating and air conditioning equipment require ductwork in order to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the year. Over time, dust, dirt, mold, and other debris can build up within your air duct system and lead to health and comfort issues.
Schedule duct cleaning services with Evergreen in Waco, TX to have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned and to remove any trace of mold. Contact us today to get started or to learn more about how duct cleaning services can help improve your indoor air quality.