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Preventing Mold in Air Ducts

Preventing Mold In Air Ducts

If you notice that members of your family are suddenly developing respiratory ailments or detect a musty odor in your home, you might have a mold problem. There are many places where molds can grow, and one place where molds can grow unchecked is in your air ducts. While you can get rid of mold with the help of a mold remediation service, wouldn’t it be better if you actually prevented this from happening in the first place?

As they say, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. If you can prevent molds from growing in your home, including your ducts, then you and the rest of your family will be better off. Your indoor air quality will be clean and pure. You won’t have to worry about allergies, rashes, respiratory ailments, chronic fatigue, and headaches that can be triggered by the spores of these mold growths.

How to Prevent Molds from Growing in Your Ducts

Molds thrive in moist, dark and dusty environments. The best way to prevent them from propagating in your ducts is to eliminate these conditions with regular duct cleanings.

Keeping your ducts clean, along with using a dehumidifier to remove any excess moisture from the air, prevents the elements that lead to mold growth.

If you have an older HVAC system, you might also want to consider replacing it with a newer one to minimize the potential for leaks. Most older HVAC systems tend to leak, which introduces moisture into your home and raises the potential for mold growth. 

Also worth noting is that if your ductwork has holes or torn spots in it, these can introduce moisture into your ducts, which can trigger mold growth. To remedy this problem, you need to have your ducts tested for air leaks. Once it is determined that you do have holes in your ductwork, duct sealing should be considered.

Preventing Mold Growth by Properly Maintaining Your HVAC Systems

Don’t wait for molds to grow in your ducts before you do something about it. Scheduling regular duct cleaning and putting your HVAC system on a maintenance plan can help you prevent this from happening. In New Haven and Fairfield Counties, CT, the company you can trust with this is Climate Partners. With years of HVAC maintenance and ductwork experience, you can rest assured that we can help prevent the growth of molds in your ducts. Contact us today at 203-263-1068 so we can help you keep your HVAC systems and ductwork well-maintained and free of contaminants.

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