What to do if you suspect your HVAC system has mold growth
Does your home have a musty smell? Are you suffering from allergies and other respiratory issues more frequently than before? Is your home dustier than usual?
If you’ve answered, “yes,” to any of those questions, your HVAC system or ductwork might have a mold-growth problem.
Mold growth is a common issue that can invade your home’s heating and cooling system. This happens because moisture can develop and become trapped in the system. When there are high levels of humidity present in the air ducts, water vapor can get trapped and become a breeding ground for mold.
Signs that your system has a mold problem are:
- A strong odor or musty smell
- Visible mold on visible ductwork or around the vents
- Recurring respiratory issues among the home’s occupants
- Noticeable puddles around the HVAC system
While you can help prevent mold growth by regularly changing your HVAC system’s air filter and scheduling regular maintenance on your system, once mold has developed, it may need to be cleaned out by a professional.
Your Detroit heating and cooling experts at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning recommend that you seek a ductwork expert certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association to get your system cleaned correctly the first time.
Unfortunately, there are some scam operators who prey on homeowners. These con artists are known as “blow-and-go” companies. They use false information to claim your HVAC system has mold issues and then only clean the ducts as far as their vacuum hoses can reach. They rely on the fact that you can’t see deep within your ductwork.
But C & C has been a staple in the metro Detroit area since 1948. We specialize in installing and servicing respected HVAC brands such as Trane and Lennox. Our technicians are professionally licensed and trained to handle all your HVAC needs, including ductwork cleanup and repair.
Not only do we use EPA-approved testing, but we can also advise you on the best ways to prevent future mold growth.
If you suspect you have a mold issue, give C & C a call at (586) 439-3319 today and we’ll schedule a consultation. Get your home ready for spring with a deep ductwork cleaning today!