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What you should know about mold in air ducts

7/1/2019 (Permalink)


Always be aware that mold can grow in the air ducts in a building. This can allow the mold to spread and cause extensive damage to your home or business. 

How Does Mold Grow in Ducts?

While thinking of common places mold grows, ducts are at the bottom of the list. The following factors make mold likely to grow in ducts:

  • Poor air circulation
  • Organic material that mold needs to grow, such as dust and dirt, collects in ducts
  • Problems such as water leaks can easily go unnoticed in ducts, making it easier for mold to grow and spread in these areas

What Are the Signs?

Black mold is the most common mold to grow in ducts. Signs that your building may have this type of mold growth in ducts can include:

  • An unpleasant, musty odor 
  • Discoloration on walls or ceilings that are located near the ducts
  • Visible signs of mold elsewhere in a property, which can indicate that there may be a widespread mold issue in areas that are less visible

How Is Mold Removed From Ducts?

Removing mold from ducts is often done by mold remediation, our techs are experts who know how to ensure the spores don’t spread. Our professionals will make sure the ducts and the areas surrounding the ducts are contained. Items that are covered in mold will be removed from the location and determined if they will replaced or restored. The use of high-powered air filters can also help by remove the harmful spores.

Mold can grow in a variety of places in your business or residential, and having a thorough understanding of mold can be helpful. By understanding how black mold grows in air ducts, the signs of growth and how it is removed can be helpful steps toward having clean ducts.

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