Having clean air ducts improves your indoor air quality and the HVAC system’s efficiency. Therefore, it becomes essential to have your air ducts professionally cleaned if mold is detected or discovered. There are some types of mold that can cause severe health problems such as black mold. Mold can develop anywhere within your air duct system, particularly areas near moisture or that have come into contact with water. Sterling Environmental Air Duct Cleaning will share symptoms of mold exposure and help you determine if mold is in your home’s air ducts.
Symptoms of Mold Exposure
If mold cannot be easily seen, often your health can warn you as to its presence. Mold exposure often affects people and causes some severe symptoms. As the HVAC blows air through the air ducts, it will cause the mold spores to spread. As the mold spores become air borne it is easy to inhale the spores which leads to some minor to severe health problems. Symptoms of mold exposure are:
• Itchy or Irritated Eyes
• Fatigue and Headaches
• Coughing and Sneezing
• Mucus Membranes in the Nose and Throat are Irritated
• Difficulty Breathing and Poor concentration
• Nausea or Vomiting and Diarrhea
Signs of Black Mold in Air Vents
In some situations the mold may make itself known before any health symptoms occur. As long as a person knows what to look for there are some tell tail signs of mold being present. Here are some of the signs of mold being inside your air ducts.
• Black dust that forms around the air vents is one major indicator. The mold can develop around the air vent or the spores can collect, forming dust like textures. They may even be difficult to wipe clean.
• Musty Odors are often produced by mildew and molds and as the HVAC system circulates air through the air ducts, it will bring the odors out. If you are noticing a musty odor when the HVAC system is running, that is a sign of the molds presences.
Mold Exposure Treatment
If mold is discovered, it will need to be treated right away. First, the air ducts are being exposed to condensation, water, or moisture in order for the mold to develop. There may be a leak or split in the air ducts allowing moisture or water to leak inside. Another possibility is a broken or clogged condensation drain or pan which can cause condensation to form inside. When mold occurs in your air duct systems it is recommended to have the HVAC system inspected by a professional HVAC technician. After the source of the moisture exposure has been repaired or corrected, then you will need to have your air ducts cleaned and treated for mold. Having a professional air duct cleaning can remove all of the dirt and debris inside the air ducts and treat them for mold.
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If you are having medical symptoms or signs of mold in your air ducts, and you need them professionally cleaned and treated, then contact Sterling Environmental Air Duct Cleaning. We do both residential and commercial air duct cleaning and can clean and treat your air ducts. Contact Sterling Environmental Air Duct Cleaning today!