Posts Tagged ‘Mold Remediation’

Should You Be Concerned about Mold Spores in Your Air?

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

If you’re like most homeowners, your windows and doors are sealed up tight for much of the year, in order to keep your air conditioning and heating systems operating efficiently and so that you can stay comfortable. However, a lack of ventilation can sometimes be detrimental for your air quality. Not only can it make the air feel stuffy and stale; it can also make conditions ideal for the growth of mold. (more…)

What Are the Causes and Signs of Mold Exposure?

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Mold growth can be caused by a few different things: water damage, an overflowing condensate drain pipe, or leaking pipes. No matter the cause, mold only really needs the right consistent temperature along with moisture, oxygen and food to develop. The unfortunate thing about mold is that it’s pretty sneaky: it can grow and make home occupants sick before you ever see it—if you ever see it. Even though it may be well-maintained, your AC system is a huge contributor to spreading mold throughout a building. (more…)

Will I Know If There Is Mold in My Air Ducts?

Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

A major mold problem can lead to illness or only some of the symptoms of an illness, like fatigue, nausea or headaches. It could irritate your sinuses and cause allergy or asthma symptoms to act up. And unfortunately, mold can hide in the dark inaccessible areas of your home—like your air ducts. So how can you tell if your HVAC system is full of mold? (more…)

Why Is there Moisture in My HVAC System?

Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

A heating and cooling system is supposed to make your property more comfortable. So when you find out that moisture from your air conditioner or heating system is a source of mold in your HVAC system, you might feel betrayed. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent mold from becoming an issue in your ducts or from developing on your heating and air conditioning equipment and spreading to the rooms of your home. Learn more about controlling sources of moisture from a local mold remediation expert, and find out about a few common sources of moisture in an HVAC system below. (more…)

Could There Be Mold in My HVAC System?

Monday, November 9th, 2015 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. (more…)

The Hazards of Cleaning Up Mold on Your Own

Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

For many homeowners, the first response to any sort of mess in the home is to clean it up. If you notice mold on the walls, the ceiling, or the floor, you might be tempted to take out a mop or a brush, spray some cleaner on it, and start scrubbing the floor. But here at Alpha Air Corporation we would caution anyone against this practice. We’ve listed two major reasons you should avoid cleaning up the mess on your own and call an expert for mold remediation services instead. (more…)

Mold Remediation FAQ: How Does It Spread in the First Place?

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

You try to keep your home as clean as possible, but this won’t necessarily stop one of the most harmful contaminants found indoors from spreading: mold. Unless you monitor moisture levels around the home and have complex systems inspected from time to time, it can be difficult to prevent the spread of mold since it can develop somewhat easily. Learn more in today’s guide, and call a mold remediation specialist as soon as you suspect a problem. (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioning System Affecting Your Health?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

A quality air conditioning system is key to your comfort in the spring and summer months. Unfortunately, a poorly maintained air conditioning system could actually make you sick, especially if you suffer from asthma or severe allergies. Follow our guide to learn about ways an AC system can lead to illness or allergy symptoms, and ways to correct or prevent the issue. (more…)

DIY Mold Removal: Why Professionals Are a Better Choice

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

At the very first sign of mold in your walls, carpet, ducts or anywhere else in your home, it’s so important to contact a professional. Some types of mold may actually lead to illness, while others are more harmful to those who already have respiratory illnesses. In either case, a do-it-yourself approach is never recommended, and we explain why in this guide. (more…)

Mold Growth and Your Air Conditioner: When to Call Professionals

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

One of the areas of the home that mold is likely to develop is around the air conditioning system. Mold develops in moist areas, and the coil of your air conditioner is designed to collect condensation. This is good for you in many ways, as it makes the air a whole lot less humid. But the unfortunate occasional side effect is a bit of mold that may build up underneath the system. (more…)