Finding mold in the home is enough to send most people into a panic. If left unchecked, mold can cause eye irritation, adverse skin reactions and various respiratory illnesses. Prolonged exposure can lead to asthma flareups and other respiratory issues. If your HVAC system contains mold, act fast to reduce the risk of health issues.
Cooper Brothers, Inc., your trusted air conditioner repair company, explains how to get rid of mold in your HVAC system.
A good maintenance technician will alert you to the possible signs of mold, but just in case it’s a good idea to know what signs to look for yourself. Mold has a distinctive musty odor that makes the home smell old and unpleasant. The pungent smell increases as the AC runs, particularly if mold has spread to the air ducts. Mold in an air conditioner often looks the same as the mold you find elsewhere in the home. The patchy black residue doesn’t wipe off easily, and will need a thorough cleaning to remove it for good.
If mold didn’t cause serious problems, we wouldn’t need to worry about its presence. Mold can affect the value of a home or building, as well as result in serious respiratory illnesses that could require hospitalization. Cooper Brothers, Inc. is an air conditioner replacement expert that regularly deals with mold in AC systems.
Dealing with Mold
When cleaning up mold, wear a mask to prevent mold spores from entering your respiratory system. First turn off the air conditioning system, then start removing visible signs of moisture using rags or a wet vacuum. Clean the area with mold and mildew products safe for use on AC systems, after which you can install mold-reducing filters to stop further mold growth. Remember, however, that for a thorough cleaning you must turn to the experts.
Mold in an HVAC system is of grave concern for home and business owners. For serious mold issues contact Cooper Brothers, Inc. We’re a mold remediation expert and air quality HVAC specialist. We serve homeowners and businesses in San Jose, CA, and surrounding communities. Call us up at (408) 659-8879 to schedule an appointment.