A Commercial HVAC System As A Source Of Mold

Mold spores can cause building inhabitants to develop lung irritation, allergies, and contribute to a variety of illnesses and respiratory issues. Mold which grows readily indoors needs a source of nutrients, moisture, and a temperature range which coincides with most indoor facilities. Any commercial HVAC system is susceptible to encouraging the growth and spread of mold spores throughout a building. In order to prevent your heating and air conditioning system from spreading mold spores throughout your building, hiring an air conditioning service specialist to perform cleaning and treatment to any areas which may be able to harbor mold.

Your commercial HVAC system should help you reduce the moisture and humidity inside your building, which is the number one cause of mold growing out of control in indoor environments. Air conditioning service contractors are aware of the fact that mold cannot be present in the absence of indoor humidity. They should be willing to go over some options for you to reduce your indoor humidity, such as running your air conditioning system more often or investing in a dehumidifier.

Mold spores can be spread through piping and central heating and air conditioning ducts. This is one of the absolute best reasons to have your ducts cleaned and treated regularly. If not stopped in it’s tracks, mold can feed off of substances like wood, paper, fabric, carpet, furnishings, and dry wall. Once mold has spread to these items it’s often difficult to salvage them and they have to be thrown out.

The causes of rampant mold growth are inefficient HVAC system and building design, dirty drain pans and coils in the HVAC system, and excess moisture in the indoor air. In order to remove mold from belongings or a building, biocides, fungicides, and special mold cleaners must be used. Mold remediation experts must be fully trained and licensed in many states in order to qualify to use these substances to remove mold from any building.


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