When moisture in air ducts condenses as cool air flows through the ducts on hot days, the result may be the growth of mold. When the mold spores are released into the air through the ducts, it often creates health problems for many people. This includes uncomfortable to severe allergic reactions in those whose immune system makes them particularly sensitive to mold. They may sneeze, cough, itch, have shortness of breath, or other serious reactions including long-term respiratory problems.
There is even a “sick building syndrome” that causes some workers to have headaches and other symptoms while at work, yet when they leave the workplace building, they get better. One reason for this may be mold in the air ducts.
Mold and Air Ducts
Whether at home or in the workplace, unless the mold is removed from the air ducts, the mold spores will continue to enter the inside environment through the ducts as air is blown through the home or business, and those who are allergic will continue to suffer.
There are some do-it-yourself remedies that homeowners may find on the Internet. But, there are risks to using the suggested chemicals. They can damage the user’s respiratory system, possibly permanently. Additionally, there is no way for a do-it-yourselfer to be sure that all of the mold has been cleared out.
The best solution is to have a professional duct cleaning company, like David White Services, remove the mold. David White has more than 40 years in the heating and cooling business and has a reputation of always performing with integrity and efficiency.
Will Duct Cleaning Remove Mold?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautious about duct cleaning and is waiting for more research to confirm that routine cleaning is beneficial. But, when it comes to mold in the air ducts, that is a different story. The EPA highly recommends that you consider having your air ducts cleaned if “there is substantial visible mold growth” inside the ducts or on “other components of your heating and cooling system.” The EPA confirms that some of the sections of your heating and cooling system may have mold you cannot see because they are not accessible to you for you to make a visible inspection. Make sure your service provider you select plans to clean all of the components of the system, not just those that are visible.
Your Local Leader for Dependable Solutions
If you are worried that you may have mold in your ducts, or for any other duct cleaning issues, contact us at David White Services, Inc. Since 1977, David White Services has been the leading comfort service provider in Lancaster, Athens, and surrounding areas. There’s no comfort problem we can’t solve, from heating & AC repairs to fireplace installations and much more! We are proud to be a family owned and operated company that’s focused on providing the absolute best service possible.