Mold, roaches, and dirt. What do these have in common? Nobody likes them and nobody wants them in their home. Mold spores are like roaches, if you see a little bit of it, you know that there is most likely a lot more hiding in your home that you cannot easily see. Yuck.
Mold likes to grow in dark, moist, confined spaces. Whether you are using your ducts and vents to blow hot air or cold air, when your HVAC system is off, any mold spores present will settle and thrive in the dark, warm atmosphere of your ducts.
Over 60% of the 17,000 and counting duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning jobs Mr. Duct Cleaner performs are mold-related. We know that when your HVAC system is not running is the best time for mold to start growing. Mold also grows if there is a drain pan release line plugged in or if a particular supply line or return vent is blocked.
How do you stop mold from forming in your HVAC system? Start with regular maintenance of your HVAC system performed by a professional. Change your filters regularly. Open your windows whenever possible and circulate air. Get your air ducts and HVAC system cleaned every 2-3 years.
If you want more assurance that your indoor air is clean, have the professionals at Mr. Duct Cleaner install an Aerus Air Scrubber. The air scrubber works whenever you turn your HVAC system on. It continuously pushes out hydrogen peroxide molecules (we call them purification warriors) that will attach themselves to any mold spores, VOCs, flu viruses, or any other contaminants. Once attached, they deactivate the bad actors and they become harmless. Typically, this happens within 90 seconds of when the contaminant is introduced into your home. So, if someone comes into your home with a virus (including COVID-19), the purification warriors will deactivate it within 90 seconds. If mold spores are introduced, the same process happens. The purification warriors attack the mold spores and deactivate them, turning them into harmless, dead, dirt.
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