Now that we are in the dog days of summer, many of you may be reaching to turn up the AC and get some relief from the heat. But that cool air can be carrying more that you may know. In fact, if your air condition contains mold, mold can be spreading throughout the house every time you turn your AC on.
The damp air from the air conditioner system combined with dust and debris that get past the air filter begin to accumulate inside the air handler blower and through the duct system of the air conditioner which provides a breeding ground for mold. Once mold starts growing on your air conditioner it is crucial it is removed immediately.
Mold can be found virtually anywhere is a home but when the mold is in the air conditioning system it can be particularly problematic. Microscopic mold spores become airborne when air blows through the ducts and are dispersed throughout the home, where it is easily inhaled by everyone in your family. Children and the elderly are most susceptible to mold-related illnesses, but mold can cause health problems with almost anyone.
This is why it is important to prevent air conditioning mold, to begin with. One way to do so is by keeping your air conditioning ducts free of dirt and other debris which can help reduce the likelihood of mold growth. Mold feeds on organic matter such as dust, so by taking that away you are taking away molds food source to grow. Mold also needs water in order to grow, condensation inside air conditioner ducts often provides enough moisture for mold to thrive. In order to prevent this make sure there is not and standing water inside your air condition ducts, if there is this may mean you need to have your system serviced.
You should check your air conditioning ducts for mold on a regular basis, or if you have mold growing in other areas of your home or begin to smell a musty odor in your home. If you do find mold or suspect that there is mold in your air conditioning system don’t wait, call the professionals at Moldguys Restoration to remove it today. Mold in your air conditions can spread quickly throughout your home and into your family members lungs so don’t wait, call us today!