Mold Hides in Your Ducts and HVAC System

Take off the vent and look!
Look what was found behind a vent

If you recently had a water event there is a good chance you have mold growing in your air ducts and HVAC system.  The great freeze in Texas caused a lot of pipe bursts and may have flooded your house.  Even if you cleaned it up and dried it out quickly, the water most likely sat for days soaking and penetrating the nooks and crannies of your home.

You might be thinking, “my vents and HVAC didn’t flood so there is no mold there.”  However, mold likes moisture.  It likes humidity and darkness.  As your home begins to thaw out, mold spores born in those little hiding places form.  These spores spread out through the air and get caught up in your HVAC system.  If your home is going through mitigation and remodel, the chances increase that the spores spread through the air.  That is why a good mold assessment consultant (MAC) will include HVAC system cleaning in a protocol as part of the clean-up plan.   Most insurance companies are paying for the HVAC system cleaning because they know that it is beneficial to clean the spores now, rather than to have to pay the mold consequences later.

Mr. Duct Cleaner is experienced in cleaning mold-like substances out of your ducts and HVAC system.  Over 60% of our 11,000 jobs involve some type of mold-related issue.  If you or your family members are sensitive to mold or have allergies, we recommend cleaning your air ducts and HVAC units every 4-5 years.  Sooner if there has been a water event or a remodel.  We are NADCA certified professionals.  Good indoor air quality is important to the health of you and your family.  Whether you are at work or at play it will be a relief to know that your HVAC system and ducts are clean.

Contact us for your free estimate today.

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