Mold in Air Conditioning Can Make You Sick

Dirt and mold hide in ducts
What is hiding in your ducts?

Over 60% of the jobs Mr. Duct Cleaner does involve some type of mold cleanup.  Some people are extremely sensitive to mold.  Mold hiding in the HVAC system could result in headaches, rashes, and other symptoms for these people.  Recently, an apartment complex in South Dallas has been in the news because some of the tenants (now former) believe they got sick due to high levels of mold in the air conditioning system.

According to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 25 percent of people with allergies are allergic to mold. They estimate that 10 percent of Americans are allergic to mold, and for about half of them, the allergy may result in an actual illness. The best treatment for mold allergies is avoiding mold in the first place, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.  Mold likes moisture.  It likes humidity and darkness.  Mold spores enter your home in all sorts of different ways, from untreated unknown leaks, remodel and mitigation projects, to opening the door on a rainy wet day.  These spores spread out through the air and get caught up in your HVAC system.

If you suspect mold is hiding in your HVAC system, call the professionals at Mr. Duct Cleaner to clean it. Better safe than sorry. Mr. Duct Cleaner can clean the dirt, allergens, mold, and viruses out of your HVAC system and improve your indoor air quality.   Once the ducts and HVAC system are cleaned, we recommend installing an Aerus Air scrubber.  Every time you turn your HVAC unit on, the air scrubber sends out purification warriors (hydrogen peroxide ions) that attach to mold spores, covid 19 and other bad actors in your air.  The ions effectively deactivate the spores.  They fall to the floor and get swept up or caught up by your air filter.

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