Signs Of Mold in Duct Systems
Some signs of mold spores growing in air duct systems are musty or moldy smells throughout your home, odors worsening when the air conditioner system is running, or black mold spots around vents, ducts, or AC drip pans. Some mold may look white and cottonlike, and some mold might be green. If mold spores are stuck inside your ductwork, your HVAC unit will send mold spores throughout your home when your heating or cooling system is turned on.
Getting Rid of Mold Spores
We recommend using a dehumidifier and air conditioner in humid areas, making sure that indoor humidity lays below 60 percent, using a standing fan or ceiling fan to air out stuffy or hot rooms, and regularly inspecting you air duct and HVAC system to make sure that there’s no leak or damage present that can cause moisture build up and mold.
Cleaning Mold from Air Vents
Consider using a mold inhibitor and mold cleaning agent like vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oil. You can use a mixture of one tablespoon of detergent, a half a cup of baking soda, and a cup of water mixed together. If you’re cleaning a steel surface, use one part bleach to 16 parts water, and apply with a spray bottle.
Make sure to wear personal protective equipment like an N95 mask, rubber gloves, and eye gear while doing this. Turn off your air conditioner and furnace to prevent mold spores from flying around. Make sure old contaminated air filters are disposed of and replaced. And stay aware of noticing any brand new mold growth. If mold starts growing back, this process will have to be replaced again. Contact Power Clean Solutions for expert air duct cleaning and air duct mold removal service.