When Molds Affect a Property’s HVAC System
Molds can invade an HVAC System too. (Photo Credits)
When mold exposure symptoms are felt in a household or by occupants of a commercial property, its presence on an HVAC System should not be discounted.
Facilities Net explains how this is possible.
“A variety of factors can contribute to the growth of mold in institutional and commercial facilities, but one all-too-common culprit is HVAC equipment. The HVAC system, including piping and drain pans, can be sources of mold growth and a transportation mode for dispersing mold spores throughout a building. Maintenance and engineering managers who understanding the ways that HVAC systems can contribute to mold issues stand a better chance of developing strategies to prevent such problems.”
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Signs of Mold Growth
Moldblogger for its part shared hoe to find out if there is mold presence in an HVAC System. Removing Mold
“Have you recently begun noticing a strong smell of mildew when your home’s HVAC system is running? If so, then it may be time to examine your system for a mold problem. Over time, it is not uncommon for mold to begin growing within the internal components of an HVAC system. While this is not inherently harmful, it can become a problem if you start to smell the mildew or mold; this means that the mold spores are actually making their way into the air, which can be hazardous to your health. Specifically, mold is known to be damaging to the human respiratory system and can even further aggravate asthma for those who have it.”
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Hawaii Army Weekly for its part emphasized that improper use of the HVAC System can further encourage mold growth. ‘Mold growth only requires three things to prosper: 1- Relative humidity greater than 60 percent, such as from moisture from water spills, leaky roofs and condensation; 2- Food, such as dirty carpeting, dust, etc.; 3- Water. Furthermore, adding to mold issues are improper uses of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC/AC) systems, which contribute immensely to its proliferation. So how exactly are Soldiers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii residents and employees expected to combat mold, and how do HVAC systems contribute to its growth cycles?”
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A mold removal company can expertly determine and help any property owner deal with molds in an HVAC System. Call for expert mold removal service now.