How Mold Grows Inside an HVAC System


If you’re dealing with mold growth within your HVAC system, you might be wondering how it got there in the first place. There are many factors that can cause mold to grow inside your air ducts, including everything from a leaky seal to wet furniture. Let’s take a closer look at how mold grows inside an HVAC system:

Leaky seals

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, if your ducts aren’t properly sealed and insulated, moisture due to condensation can enter your HVAC system. Any time there is a moisture problem with in your air ducts, there’s also a potential for mold. Be sure to properly insulate your ducts to prevent condensation!

Poor maintenance

If heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanical systems are insufficiently maintained, their metallic surfaces can provide the organic matter mold needs to grow. That’s why it’s important to keep your air ducts clean between visits from EnviroGreen Boston!

Wet carpets, drapes and/or furniture

Planning to clean your home’s carpets, drapes and/or furniture? Pay attention to how long it takes for them to dry. The EPA recommends drying them promptly. Otherwise, “the humidity may rise greatly, and moisture or mold problems may develop.”

An EnviroGreen Boston technician will agitate and remove the mold within your air duct system manually. Then, he or she will use a fogger — an electric device that coats the duct work with the solution to remediate the remaining mold.

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