A good HVAC system is important to keeping a home comfortable for everyone inside. As much as the system matters for temperature control, it also has a big part to play in the quality of the air that you breathe. A moldy HVAC system carries mold into the air of your home, causing everyone inside to breathe it in. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to keep your HVAC system mold-free!
Control Humidity Levels
It’s no secret that mold needs moisture to grow, and an HVAC provides exactly that. Begin by checking your humidity levels with a humidity meter. Place the meter over a vent while your HVAC is on and see what it says. If the figure is 55% or higher, you need to all a professional to help manage humidity levels. For lower figures that still show the presence of humidity, a dehumidifier is a great option. Dehumidifiers work by pulling excess moisture out of the air before it gets filtered back into your HVAC system.
Keep it Clean
Another great way to prevent mold is to keep your HVAC running clean. Change the air filter regularly, keep an eye out for leaks, and drain excess water promptly from the pans. Water standing in your drip pan without being cleaned provides an environment for mold to actively grow in your home.
Finally, mold removal and air duct cleaning will keep your HVAC system mold-free. Cleaning your air ducts can be a DIY job, but it’s hard to get them thoroughly cleaned without the help of a professional. While the professional is there cleaning the ducts, they can help with mold remediation. It’s not safe to attempt mold removal if it covers more than 9 square feet within the home. We can use a special mold removing process that removes the spores without putting them back into the air that you breathe each day. Even the best prevention methods won’t be enough if you have old build-up lingering in your HVAC system, so it’s always a good idea to get a consultation!
Contact Moldguys Restoration LLC.
If you’d like to learn more about keeping your HVAC mold-free, give us a call today! We can help you achieve a clean HVAC system and teach you the best ways to maintain it. Even if you think your system is clean, it’s good to have regular inspections from a professional to make sure nothing has been missed.