Every time you turn your air conditioner on, mold formed in it can spread throughout your home. Exposure to mold can lead to a number of health issues like allergic reactions and respiratory disorders (such as triggering asthma). That’s why air conditioning mold needs to be treated immediately.
How Do You Know If There Is Mold in Your Air Conditioner?
Check your air conditioning ducts for mold, especially if you smell a musty odor in a room but don’t notice mold anywhere. To verify the existence of mold in your AC ducts, hire a certified mold tester to inspect it.
How Do You Get Rid Of Air Conditioner Mold?
Some Southwest Florida homeowners choose to solve a household mold problem on their own, but we highly recommend calling in a professional in case of discovering AC mold. It can be extremely hard for you to access all segments of the air conditioning ductwork, but specialists have all the necessary equipment and experience for the job, such as air whips or air skippers driving dirt, mold, dust and other debris toward collection devices that use HEPA filters. In addition, a licensed professional will be able to figure out where the source of the mold is coming from and fix it right away. Professionals are able to do the job correctly (and safely) so that you won’t be exposed to dangerous mold spores during the process of removing mold from your AC ducts.
Preventing Air Conditioning Mold
Preventing the growth of mold in your air conditioning system is much cheaper and easier than having to remove it later. Keeping your air conditioning ducts clean and free of dirt and debris reduces the possibility of mold growth — after all, if there is no organic substance in the ducts on which mold feeds, there will be a far lower chance of mold growth. In order to successfully grow, mold also needs water. Condensation inside air conditioning ducts often supplies just enough moisture for mold to flourish. Make sure there is no stagnant water inside your air conditioning ducts. If there is, call Avis at (239) 542-4421 to have your Cape Coral, Naples, or Fort Myers air conditioning system serviced as soon as possible, and by a reputable air conditioning company like Avis.