Is There Mold In Your HVAC?
The presence of mold in an HVAC system is a common complaint. Mold can grow and proliferate and make the occupants sick without ever being seen. The fastest way it may spread throughout a building or home is through a forced air HVAC system.
The reason this complaint is so common is that mold is always present in your home and HVAC system to the extent that it is present in your homes environment. There will be more in humid weather and less in dry weather. You can never get rid of it completely, but you can control it. All it needs to grow is food and moisture. Take those two things away and it too will go away.
According to the U.S. EPA, you should routinely inspect your HVAC system, not just for mold, but for moisture as well. You should always check your drain lines and condensate pan to make sure they are draining properly. If they are clogged, the moisture that accumulates will become a mold factory. You should also make sure that all HVAC ducts and system components such as air handlers, blowers, and plenums are free from any moisture. You should also replace anything porous, such as filters and any insulation that has become wet.
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