How to Get Rid of Mold In Air Ducts

Only two things are needed for mold in air conditioning ducts — mold spores, and moisture. If you can remove the moisture, you can remove the mold in AC ducts. While some online sites suggest doing this yourself, we at A-Z Air Duct recommend professional duct cleaning to eliminate mold, even if you do not choose our services. Mold is a serious health risk, and removing mold is best left to professionals.

Arizona and Mold

Folks in the Phoenix area are blessed to live in a low-humidity environment. Still, with plants brought in from beyond our desert climate, and the creation of human-made fountains, ponds, pools and waterways, humidity can become a problem indoors.

Mold spores are naturally in the air all around us. In fact, we regularly breathe in and expel mold spores with no ill effects. Only when mold spores settle in humid conditions, like in the dark insides of your home’s air ducts, will they establish colonies and reproduce.

Mold comes in many species, but the ones to concern yourself with are the genus black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum and Stachybotrys chlorohalonata).
While we are local experts in duct cleaning and mold remediation, do not take our word for it. The Centers for Disease Control identify the risks with S. chartarum and S. chlorohalonata, along with four additional types of common molds:

1. Cladosporium
2. Penicillium
3. Aspergillus
4. Alternaria

How to Get Rid of Mold

The kind of air duct cleaning Phoenix homeowners have come to rely upon with A-Z Air Duct will leave you feeling good about the air you breathe. We can inspect your home’s ducts, determine the type of dust buildup and mold growth present, and eliminate both.

Each home, each set of ducts and each invasion of contaminants is different. Generally, we can get rid of mold using powerful vacuums and brushes, followed, if needed, with disinfectants to kill remaining spores.

Allergies or Mold?

You need not worry about the precise mix of pollutants in your ducts if your family is suffering. If you spot breathing problems, allergic reactions, asthma attacks and other respiratory ills, you need quick action, not lingering study. Whether your family is suffering from allergies or breathing in live, dangerous mold spores, we at A-Z Air Duct can remedy the problem. Contact us today to learn what we can do to help you breathe easier tonight.