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Why Does Keeping Vents and Ducts Clear Prevent Mold?

We can all agree that almost every house owner has dealt with mold at least once in their life. And while mold is annoying, it can also be extremely harmful to your health. But having to deal with it is hard and requires specialized tools. That’s why it’s important to stop mold before it has the chance to take over your house. And to do so, you will have to start by keeping your vents and ducts clear.

Why Are Vents And Ducts Important?

One of the most important things you need to remember is that mold can establish colonies inside the ducts of your HVAC system, if the right conditions occur. A dirty HVAC system with humidity issues is a perfect environment to support mold growth. If this happens, you may be able to smell a musty odor in all the adjacent rooms. Over time, mold might be able to spread throughout the ductwork of your home. Once that has occurred, there are concerns with the indoor air quality .

What Causes Mold to Appear in Vents and Ducts?

Any location exposed to water or water vapor is prone to mold buildup. Vents and ducts are particularly susceptible to water accumulation when cold air passes through them. That’s because the water usually collects instead of evaporating as it should. Pair that with dust, dirt, and dead skin cells, and your ductwork becomes the perfect environment for mold.

How Do I Know if I Am Dealing With Mold in My Vents?

As previously mentioned, any musty odor should be a red flag that points toward mold accumulation. Not only that, but you may also see mold growing within the vents and around the air ducts. Additionally, you might experience nausea, fatigue, or headaches that you can’t really explain.

How Can You Keep Vents and Ducts Clear?

First of all, you should reduce condensation inside the ductwork by insulating the air ducts. However, keep in mind that you should avoid using sealants, as the EPA does not recommend using them unless other alternatives are unviable.

Furthermore, you can invest in a high-quality dehumidifier and turn it on near vents and ducts. That way, you will accelerate water evaporation and stop the growth of mold inside the ductwork.

And last but not least, get a professional to check your ductwork at least once a year. They will be able to spot any accumulation of water or signs of mold, preventing further damage.

Professional Mold Prevention and Removal Companies

When it comes to mold prevention and removal, you can hardly find a better professional company than Mold Solutions. Not only do we inspect and clean your vents and ducts, but we prevent mold from ever resurfacing. We do so using a variety of cutting edge equipment and tools that allow us to trace mold all the way to its source. Additionally, we constantly train our team to offer the highest quality services on the market.

So why waste any more time and money when you could get rid of the root of your problems? Head on to our website, request an estimate and we can start working on getting rid of mold, once and for all.

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