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How Do My Air Ducts Get Moldy?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

Mold! Just the thought of it makes most people cringe. Unless you’re talking about cheese then mold is never a good thing. Mold is your home can be especially troublesome because it can cause so many problems, especially health issues. Some molds can even be deadly.

Therefore, if you think you have mold then don’t wait to get it resolved. That includes having mold in your air ducts. But just how does mold get into your air ducts in the fort place? It usually starts with dirty ducts. over time, dust, pollen, dirt and other debris build up and get trapped in your air ducts.

At some point, moisture gets inside your ducts (usually from AC condensation or via cracks in your ductwork) and joins up with all that other nasty stuff. Mold spores begin to form and over time those spores can spread and cause an awful mess inside your air ducts. The dirtier your ducts get, the worse the mold can get

While moldy air ducts are not common in most homes, if your ducts get really dirty or you have cracks or holes in your ductwork then it’s certainly a possibility. If you ever think you might have mold then don’t wait to take care of the problem. Once started, mold will only get worse if you don’t treat it. Instead contact a trusted air duct cleaning company as soon as you can. Just click here to make an appointment with Better Air Northwest today. Or call us in Vancouver at 360-852-6212 and in Portland at 503-208-8351. Start enjoying Better Air.

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