Why is Mold in Your Ductwork Dangerous?

Mold in Your Ductwork is Dangerous

Mold in your ductwork and HVAC system can lead to some very serious health problems. Each time the HVAC unit is turned on, thousands of microscopic mold spores blow out of your air ducts and are circulating in your home or office. Mold in your ductwork can lead to numerous health issues which include sneezing, sore throats, asthma attacks, headaches, shortness of breath, bronchitis, and pneumonia (just to name a few). Since your ductwork is essentially the “lungs” of your home, it is important to keep it and your HVAC unit free of mold.

Mold spreads easily in your ductwork. You should suspect mold in your ductwork and HVAC system if you smell a musty odor, especially if the smell is in more than one room. Also, the smell might be more noticeable when your HVAC unit is running. You might also consider that you possibly could have mold in your ductwork if you find mold in different rooms and locations of your home. The only way to know for sure if you have mold in your ductwork is to have your ductwork and HVAC system tested for mold.

Keeping the humidity level in your home low can help keep visible mold from returning, but if mold spores are in your ductwork they are settled in there to stay and you need to have it remediated as soon as possible. Any environment with high moisture is a breeding ground for mold. If there is a high level of humidity in the air the water will begin to collect instead of evaporating and this can cause major issues.

Think You May Have Mold In Your Ductwork?

Contact us with any questions or concerns you have with your ductwork. Our technicians are trustworthy, experienced and professional so you can feel comfortable that we know what we are doing. Also, for your safety, we perform background checks and drug testing on all our technicians.

If you are in Trinity, New Port Richey, Odessa or Pasco, Hillsborough or Pinellas counties, contact us today at (813) 929-HAWK (4295) for all your HVAC needs.

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