Could There Be Mold in My HVAC System?

Posted by Lisa Pixley

Mold is one of the biggest hindrances to good indoor air quality. And when there is mold in your home’s or business’s HVAC system, your blower fan can send it back to every room in the building. People with allergies and asthma suffer the most in these cases, but mold may affect even people without any preexisting conditions, leading to respiratory illness and a variety of symptoms.

However, the key components of your heating and air conditioning systems are primarily hidden from your view. That means that it can be difficult to detect whether mold is an issue within the heater or air conditioner or in your duct system. So how can you tell if mold is a problem for your building? And what can you do to solve the problem? Learn more from our brief guide, or call the mold remediation specialists at Alpha Air Corporation for more information.

Signs of a Mold Issue

If mold is a problem within your HVAC system, it may not be apparent. Mold spores are microscopic, and you cannot detect them visually as they move through the air. But once they attach to a most surface, mold can develop quickly and turn into a major health hazard. Your HVAC system is an area that is susceptible to mold growth because a consistent change in temperatures can allow condensation to form. Here are a few signs that mold might be somewhere within your HVAC system.

  • A musty odor, especially as air blows through the vents.
  • Frequent illness and increased allergy symptoms.
  • Signs of excessive moisture.

Professional Detection and Remediation

The best way to tell the extent of your HVAC system’s mold issue is to schedule a professional HVAC system inspection. Choose a mold remediation specialist to help you eliminate the issue and prevent mold from developing easily in the future.

Contact Alpha Air Corporation for an HVAC system inspection or for quality mold remediation services in Minneapolis, MN.

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