Dirty air ducts are bad no matter what the source of the problem. However, mold is one of the worst things that can end up inside your air ducts. Mold can severely damage your air ducts and if left untreated it can spread to other locations in your home and end up causing thousands of dollars of damage. In some worst-case scenario situations mold can completely destroy a home.
If you suspect any kind of mold growing inside your air ducts then get them serviced as soon as possible. Perhaps you’re wondering how mold even gets inside your air ducts in the first place. In order for mold to grow it needs to be in a stable temperature with moisture and a food source. Under these conditions mold spores can reproduce. Dirt and dust are a great source of food for mold spores. Thanks to your furnace and air conditioner, the temperature in your home and in your air ducts stays very stable. Add to that the moisture and humidity that exists in the air and in the environment and your air ducts are a prime location for mold spores to thrive. If these spores are not treated they will grow and multiply until your ducts are full of them.
Mold can be very dangerous to your home, and it can be very dangerous to your health as well. That’s why you should get your air ducts checked and make sure they are free of mold. Contact Better Air Northwest to get your air ducts cleaned and make sure you are not being negatively affected by mold in your home. Click here or call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.