Mold develops in ductwork when moisture and warm temperatures are present. Mold can grow best in a wet, humid climate. Mold in air ducts can be caused by a warm atmosphere, inadequate ventilation, or something else that traps moisture in your walls and induces condensation.
- IF YOUR AC UNIT IS OVERSIZED
- DUCTS HAVE LEAKS
- SETTING YOUR AC ON A VERY LOW TEMPERATURE
So what do I do?
First and foremost, SCRUBBING MOLD WITH ORDINARY CLEANERS WILL NOT REMOVE IT. Regular cleaning products can leave enough mold behind for it to grow back quickly. Professionals have the necessary equipment to protect themselves, as well as your home or company, from not only the mold but also the chemicals used to remove it.
Professionals know what to look for and how to properly maintain the air conditioning system. Since professional ductwork cleaners have received HVAC training, they will be familiar with your system and will know how to clean it without causing harm. They also know how to properly dispose of tools to avoid contaminating other places, and they use the right mold growth inhibitor products to keep it from coming back.
It may seem like paying a professional to clean is an unnecessary cost, but technicians can remove mold and help prevent it from returning more easily and safely than you can.