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Can Mold Grow in Your Air Ducts?

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Mold can grow in any dark, damp area, such as under leaky bathroom sinks or in humid basements. The fungus can also appear in air ducts. On hot days, moisture in ductwork condenses when it gets hit with cold air from an air conditioning system, resulting in growing conditions for mold. Humid climates make ducts especially susceptible and require more frequent air duct cleaning services.
Identification & Treatment of Mold in Ductwork
Signs & Symptoms

If your indoor air quality is compromised from mold-infested ductwork, you’ll likely notice a musty odor throughout your home. This odor may be more noticeable around vents. The fungus itself appears on and around vents as the infestation worsens. Toxic black mold is one of the most common ductwork molds and manifests as black spots. By this point, the growth could be widespread.

air duct cleaningAllergic reactions and other physical symptoms indicate mold in ductwork. You and your family may experience allergy symptoms such as coughing, watering eyes, sneezing, and wheezing. Fatigue, chronic sinus infections, headaches, swollen lymph nodes, and digestive issues can also occur from exposure to toxic black mold.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning & Mold Removal

Depending on the severity of the infestation, you may need mold remediation in addition to cleaning to eliminate the fungal spores from your ductwork. Create an air duct cleaning schedule with your local mold removal company as a preventive measure that contains infestations. Such companies have the equipment and experience to removal mold safely and completely.

Change your air conditioning filters regularly to avoid dust and dirt buildup within ducts. Air that moves through dirty filters carries dirt, dust, and mold particles with it, resulting in buildup within your ducts that provides an ideal environment for fungal growth.
 

Schedule air duct cleaning and mold removal services with Dove Services Inc to enjoy a cleaner, healthier home. The Gulf Shores, AL, company offers over 20 years of experience and provides a one-year warranty on all services, a gesture of confidence similar companies in the area don’t offer. Extended warranties are also available. Call (251) 540-7357 today to schedule your free inspection or visit the mold company online for more about air duct cleaning and decontamination.


Posted on Mar 12, 2019

 
 

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