HVAC Mold Removal
HVAC mold removal from your HVAC system and air ducts is an important part of home maintenance. It is not a job that most homeowners should try to handle themselves. Exposure to mold can potentially cause serious health issues, and it is often necessary to use specialized equipment.
The EPA recommends professional HVAC mold removal for areas greater than 3′ X 3′ square. Air ducts are expansive and typically will evidence mold throughout once the spores are present. This can require brushing or vacuuming that includes a HEPA filter. In some cases, it may be necessary to treat the affected areas with chemicals that remove the mold and prevent it from returning.
Mold removal is best handled by professionals who have prior experience. According to the CDC, precautions should be taken to protect those who are removing mold. Pur-Vent uses state-of-the-art technologies for mold removal that include safety rated face masks. Attempting to perform the job yourself without adequate safety measures can lead to medical problems.
There is also the matter of damage to ductwork. HVAC mold removal without the proper equipment can damage air ducts and reduce efficiency. This can also cause more expensive repairs to be required in the future.
Moisture is the friend of mold. Spores need moisture to develop and spread. Professional mold removal will do more than eliminate existing spores. The service will also identify areas where moisture build-up is an issue. The homeowner can then work with an HVAC professional to implement a plan that will reduce the likelihood of future problems. Being proactive is a key to eliminating mold. Waiting too long for inspection and removal can mean larger expenses down the road.
Many homeowners embrace a do-it-yourself philosophy, and that is admirable. HVAC mold removal, however, is almost always done better by those with proper training.
HVAC Mold Removal
Even if nothing major is found during an HVAC mold inspection, the results can provide added peace of mind. If there is a mold problem and it’s corrected, it’s best to have another inspection done to make sure there are no further issues. An HVAC cleaning and restoration expert can perform a thorough evaluation and offer advice on how to prevent mold from coming back after it has been removed from your HVAC system and its related ducts, vents, and components.
If you already have one which has not been serviced in a while then you should call Pur-Vent LLC at (919) 702-7087 to get it cleaned as older systems tend to accumulate and recirculate air pollutants and can also lead to premature replacement of parts if left unchecked. You can also contact us here or message us on Facebook.