Remediation in HVAC systems
Mold begins as a small spore in the air, and when it finds a moist place, it attaches and begins multiplying.
This process is called amplification. Bacteria, mold, and mildew can all easily live off of moist areas, making the HVAC system an excellent breeding ground. Proper and thorough air duct cleaning and HVAC component cleaning is important to prevent suspect molds from circulating within the home causing the triggering of allergies and/or respiratory ailments.
Many types of molds, fungi, and bacteria can grow inside the HVAC unit where moisture and food sources exist. The areas of the evaporator coils, drain pan, supply plenum, and air ducts downstream from these components are prime areas for mold to occur.
Often, symptoms associated with mold exposure appear before you notice that you have mold in your home, and are commonly known as the “Sick Building Syndrome.” Watch out for:
- Shortness of breath
- Skin, eye, or throat irritation
- Sinus issues
Mold growth will more than likely effect anyone in your household with sensitive immune systems, asthma, and allergies first. If you are experiencing these symptoms and have not been exposed to an illness, it’s best to call mold specialist like SERVPRO for inspection and removal.