While this comes as no surprise to most Broward County residents, mold can breed in a number of different places in your home, especially where the air is damp and dark. Yet many homeowners and their families fail to realize that many mold growth problems can breed within their air conditioning units. After all, the fact that those two elements exist in the A/C ducts puts this area of the home at an elevated risk for mold growth. Basically, it means that you’re A/C is blowing those microscopic spores within the house and everyone is breathing them in.
Signs to look for
Since mold can pose multiple health threats, especially to individuals with respiratory problems such as asthma or COPD, preventing its growth in your air conditioner and eradicating mold growth are extremely important. There are 3 signs to look for:
Health issues or symptoms occur when the A/C is turned on – mold causes a wide range of health problems such as allergic reactions and a number of respiratory issues. If you or a family member begins showing symptoms of these conditions but only when the air conditioning is being used, you’ll probably find that the culprit is mold.
Mold spores leave a dank, musty odor – if you notice a musty odor all through your home with no particular source and no visible patches of mold, it may be coming from your A/C unit. If you have window units, you may notice a musty odor in the rooms where those units are installed. The next time you’re A/C is running, check to see if there is a musty smell emanating out of one of your air vents. If there is, there’s a good possibility that mold is growing in the air conditioner. You need to call in the mold inspection experts to check for the indoor air quality.
Signs of mold growth – you might want to inspect you’re A/C unit depending on where it’s located. This includes the air vents as well if the house has a central air conditioner. you have central air. Check for spots of mold in patches. These are often black, brown or green and fuzzy in appearance. You need to know that most of the mold spores are not visible to the naked eye. Additionally, it might be breeding in places where you cannot see it. So, even if you’re unable to see it, it can still be there growing out of sight.
If you think that mold is growing in your air conditioning unit, the best thing you can do is call Florida Inspections Unlimited at 954-861-0666 and schedule a professional mold inspection today. Our business representatives are available for your assistance. Call us now!