Warning Signs of HVAC Mold

  • Date: 04-2017

One common, yet often unexpected, source of mold in homes and businesses comes from the HVAC system. While good ventilation is a key component of any mold-prevention strategy, once the HVAC system becomes tainted with mold, it can facilitate the spread of spores throughout the building. Needless to say, mold in your HVAC system is a problem that should be dealt with as quickly as possible before you need to remediate the whole building!

So how can you tell whether the HVAC in your building might be contaminated? Honestly, you should probably be able to smell it. As soon as you begin to suspect that the air that’s circulating through your HVAC has started to carry some mold, here are some handy tips to deal with it.

  • 1)Inspect your HVAC systems routinely not just for mold, but for moisture. Make sure your drain and condensate pans are draining properly and that there is no buildup of moisture in your system.
  • 2)Replace porous materials, such as filters and insulation, as soon as they become wet. Leaving them damp will provide a perfect haven for mold.
  • 3)Disinfect non porous surfaces to kill and remove mold and mildew.
  • 4)Consult a professional. If the above steps aren’t working out and you still suspect there’s mold in your HVAC, call your local mold remediators.

Ultimately, regular inspection of your HVAC systems is the safest way to ensure that you don’t develop a serious mold problem that circulates throughout your building. Make sure you stay on top of the issue!