Suspecting there’s mold in the air ducts in your home or office can be unsettling. Mold isn’t only ugly, but it puts your health at risk and compromises the integrity of your property. Therefore, you want your mold infestation dealt with fast.
AirWiz Duct Cleaning offers a thorough mold remediation service from mold inspection to testing, cleaning, and after-service treatment. With our pros on the job, your house will be free of mold and we’ll educate you on how to prevent the growth of mold in the future.
How to tell there’s mold in your air duct?
Below are some ways you can tell you have mold in your ducts.
Strong, musty odor
If there’s mold in your air ducts, you’ll first pick up on a strong, musty smell when you turn on the heater or air conditioner. The smell will be stronger closer to the vent where the mold is growing. At first, the mold might be in one room or a part of your home, but if you ignore it for a while, it’ll spread through the duct system, affecting your whole house.
Visible mold around the vents
Aside from the smell, you’ll know you have a mold problem in your ducts when you can see signs of mold around the air vents. Usually, the air flowing through the system will loosen mold spores, pushing them closer to the vents. So if you see green, yellow, brown, or black growth, there’s a high chance it’s mold.
Allergies and unexplained sickness
If members of your household suffer from unexplainable health issues, or allergy-like symptoms, mold growth might be the problem. Some of the allergic reactions and unexplained illnesses include:
- Sneezing and coughing
- Itchy nose, throat, rashes, skin and eyes
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Chronic fatigue or low energy levels
- Dizziness or persistent headaches
Note: These health problems can be severe for people with allergies, asthma or compromised immune systems.
What is a black mold remediation service?
Mold remediation is a service that includes removing, cleaning, and disinfecting surfaces in your home contaminated by mold. Specialized methods and equipment are used to ensure mold is completely removed and reduce chances of regrowth.
Black mold is green-black and grows on different materials like fiberboard, paper, gypsum board, dust, and lint when there is moisture from water damage.
When dust and dirt build up in air vents, it creates an environment where black mold survives. Because of this, it’s important to commit to a regular maintenance schedule. If you come across mold, whether it’s black, green, white, or yellow, you should act immediately. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises, all molds should be treated the same for potential health risks and removal.
How common is mold in air ducts?
Mold isn’t too common in air conditioning systems. But aside from air ducts, they also grow on the air handler. This is because of the water on the coil when the system runs.
Also, air filters might not completely prevent dust from getting deposited on the coil, usually because they don’t fit well, are of poor quality, or are missing.
Hire AirWiz Duct Cleaning
Our mold remediation professionals deliver expert services. Over the years, AirWiz Duct Cleaning had the privilege of fixing mold damage in some national landmarks. The results we achieved are a testament to our prowess and ability in this industry.
We are also proud to say we’ve successfully cleaned over 100,000 HVAC systems. If that’s not enough, we’ve taken the step to get industry certifications. Currently;
- We are a member of the National Air Ducts Cleaners Association (NADCA) for two decades.
- We are certified in Ventilation system Mold Remediation as well as Ventilation inspection.
- We are active members of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).
We use an exclusive combination of natural sanitizer products based on Listerine to kill the mold spores that circulate in the air in your house.
In addition to using a natural disinfectant, we also use sophisticated equipment that does all the heavy cleaning by removing the mold colonies and disinfecting the surface.
At the end of our duct cleaning, we fog the entire system with an atomizer machine to make sure all the air ducts and the air throughout the house are sterilized.
Our technicians have received recognition for their high-quality work. Contact us for an inspection and to take advantage of our comprehensive air duct cleaning process that’ll get rid of hidden mold.