Mold likes to grow in moist places. Your home’s HVAC system creates moisture as it distributes comfortable air throughout your home. If you have a humidifier, you are adding to the mold candy. Your HVAC system could be a place for mold and other viruses to hide. Your air ducts are one of the first places our inspectors check.
If you are home, self-quarantining or just social distancing, you might want to get your air ducts checked in order to ensure you are not escalating problems. In fact, you might want to get these checked regardless of whether you are stuck at home or not. The EPA suggests the following: “Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold – it could spread mold throughout the building”.
Should you turn off an air conditioner if you suspect a mold problem in the system? Ideally, yes. Call in a Texas licensed mold inspector and get it checked. Dog Gone Mold inspectors will inspect your home, run a surface or air sample if necessary and provide a detailed plan for clean up to an air duct cleaning professional. We work with trusted partners who are trained to quickly clean your HVAC systems and air ducts.
There are some air duct cleaning companies that can install a device into your system that is effective on RNA viruses. (Swine and Aviation for example). Dog Gone Mold can point you in their direction. Contact us to get your HVAC system checked.