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How To Get Rid Of Mold in HVAC Air Ducts

Mold removal can be a tedious and sometimes challenging task at best. You get rid of visible or smelly mold growths, just to see them resurface a short time later. When it comes to HVAC systems, it’s not impossible to get rid of mold growths, but it can be quicker to hire a professional team, like ABCO Restoration, to help with the process.

Here are a few tips and steps to help you rid your HVAC system of any mold growths you might be experiencing in your home or place of business.

Cleaning the Outside Components of Your HVAC

The air duct cover and other outer-facing parts of your HVAC should be some of the first to get inspected and cleaned during a mold removal process. These items come into the most contact with people and therefore should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to help kill any live mold cultures that might have accumulated on those surfaces from growths further inside the unit.

Clean the Air Ducts To Help Mold Removal

You’ll want to have the help of a professional team to clean out your air ducts. The mold removal process in some parts of your HVAC system, if you’re not a trained professional, can be dangerous and almost impossible.

Using chemical solutions to completely clean out the HVAC unit is the first step in ridding the unit of mold colonies.

Bleaching the Unit

Once you’re sure all the external and internal components of your HVAC system are clean, the next step in the removal process should be a sanitizing step. Many qualified professional teams will use some sort of chemical solution that includes bleach.

Bleach will help kill mold and keep it from coming back, so it serves as a great base for sanitizing efforts during a cleanup effort.

Routinely Inspect Your HVAC Unit

After your unit has been cleaned, sanitized, and tested, it should be monitored for further mold growth. Mold can resurface months or even years after an initial infestation, and any future problems should be addressed right away so that the mold doesn’t come back even worse the next time around.

Eliminate Excess Moisture

Moisture, temperature, and light are all common growth factors when it comes to mold and fungus. Make sure to identify and eliminate any causes of excess moisture in your HVAC system, including leaky joints, faulty pipe connections, and any other places that water or condensation could pool up.

This will help cut down on the areas that mold will likely grow in your HVAC system. This is another factor that should be routinely monitored after a mold infestation is purged from your unit. Keeping an eye on any potential wet spots in your unit will keep mold growth at bay.

Help With Mold Removal

If you need assistance with mold removal, call on the team at ABCO Restoration. With qualified staff members on-call for 24/7 service, we can handle mold removal and any other water damage restoration that’s necessary. Call or reach out today for any restoration needs you might have.

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