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What Might Be Growing In Your Air Ducts

Posted by Matt Whitehurst on Feb 15, 2011 3:31:00 PM

Mold growth in air ducts in Birmingham Alabama

Has Mold Invaded Your Private Parts?

I'm talking about your home of course!

Mold is part of our natural environment. Molds can be found inside or outside throughout the year. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold often will grow, especially if the moisture problem remains untreated. While it is impossible to eliminate all molds, controlling moisture can control indoor mold growth. 

Molds must develop in a damp spot and will continue growing and digesting whatever it lands on in order to survive. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods and insulation. Molds will feed on the everyday dust and dirt.  Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to find the source of the high moisture area to prevent mold growth.

What are the signs of mold?

Well, if it's in your private area, it should be easy to discover!

Visible mold can be a variety of colors and may look furry, slimly or powdery. It can also have a musty or stale odor.  If anyone in your household is frequently sick due to allergies, it could be from the mold growing in the air ducts.  Yellow, brown, and green stains on walls are often a sign of high moisture and the early stages of mold growth.  This is why it is extremely important to have your air ducts checked every few years. 

How can I get rid of mold in my air ducts?

Our licensed HVAC contractors in Birmingham, Alabama will come to your home to determine how the mold has formed. We will measure the moisture content of the house to find the cause of the problem. Once the cause of the mold has been determined, we will let you know what will be necessary to prevent contamination from happening again. We will then start the mold remediation process by killing the mold with an EPA approved biocide and removing it with a thorough cleaning and vacuuming. This process can span from 2-7 days depending on the severity of the problem.


Give Matt at Champion Cleaners In-Home Services a call at 205.588.4121 to schedule an appointment. We service all of Jefferson and Shelby Counties for air duct cleaning.

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