Tips for Stopping Mold Growth in Ductwork After HVAC Servicing

The Florida-based heating, cooling, and air conditioning company is pleased to issue a short, handy guide to preventing mold from growing in a household’s duct system after a professional cleaning.

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 29, 2021 / After noticing significant mold buildup in their ductwork, most homeowners do the smart thing and immediately call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional to come and clean the household’s whole system. After all, chances are that if mold is present in one segment of ductwork, it’s spread through the entire system. But what about afterward? What’s to stop the mold from returning? Are there any preventative measures a homeowner can take to keep mold from growing back after it’s been cleared out? By means of answering these questions, the following is a short, handy guide to stopping mold growth in a household’s ductwork after HVAC servicing.

Replace HVAC Filters Regularly

A panacea for all things having to do with indoor air quality and HVAC maintenance, replacing the filters attached to a household’s furnace is perhaps the simplest step a homeowner can take to prevent mold from growing inside their ductwork. New and clear filters trap, among other harmful particulates, mold spores, ultimately preventing them from spreading into the ductwork and reproducing. Industry experts recommend changing a household’s HVAC filter every 2-3 months for optimal performance.

Check For Plumbing Leaks

Over time, slow water leaks from a household’s plumbing system create an ideal breeding ground for mold in air ducts, and also water damage in any given space. By routinely checking for cracks and leaks in plumbing and patching them up before too much time has passed, one of the main causes of duct system mold growth can be effectively prevented.

Use a Dehumidifier

Mold thrives in damp, humid environments. Employing the use of a dehumidifier at strategic points throughout the household will slow mold growth not only in ducts, but in kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and all the other traditionally mold-prone parts of a home.

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Keep Supply and Return Vents Clean and Clear

Although mold prevention is not the only reason to make sure that all supply and return vents in a household are unobstructed and consistently cleaned, it is a major one. When condensation appears on any vents or registers, it creates a fertile breeding ground for mold spores, as well as providing an ideal gateway for them to migrate into a household’s duct system.

Schedule Periodic Duct Cleaning

Although duct cleaning is not typically included in routine duct maintenance, in order to be absolutely sure that mold does not re-emerge, homeowners-especially those who live in abnormally humid climates or have persistent mold problems-would be wise to schedule periodic professional cleanings of their duct systems. It is by far the most effective of any preventative measure.

Should any homeowner in the Orlando, Florida area want to further inquire about mold prevention after HVAC servicing, Orlando Air Conditioning Experts is more than happy to lend their professional expertise in answering any questions. The company’s technicians are well-versed in all HVAC-related matters, and trained to know just about everything about ductwork, furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps.

Anyone interested in learning more about Orlando Air Conditioning Experts and the many HVAC services it provides is encouraged to visit the company’s official website.

About Orlando Air Conditioning Experts:

Orlando Air Conditioning Experts is a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) service repair and installation company headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and specializing in both central and ductless mini-split air conditioning. The company serves both residential and commercial clients, combining the use of the highest quality parts and equipment with an emphasis on individualized customer service. The technicians employed by Orlando Air Conditioning Experts are well-trained professionals, qualified to repair and perform maintenance on any brand of heater or air conditioner, and the company includes a warranty with all the heating and air conditioning services it provides. Should an unanticipated HVAC problem arise, emergency service is available at any time, day or night. Orlando Air Conditioning Experts maintains strategic partnerships with industry giants Lennox, RunTru, Rheem, Trane, York, and Fujitsu. The company is accredited by Better Business Bureau, where it maintains an A+ listing.

Contact Information:

Orlando Air Conditioning Experts
Phone: (407) 986-9977

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