Mold can cause serious problems in the health of your home as well as you and your family’s physical health. The 21st century has brought us vast improvements in preventing our homes from being infiltrated by extreme amounts of mold, dust, and moisture. Many homes that seem mold free at first glance may require closer examination.
Jeffrey C. May, scientist and author of ” My House Is Killing Me: The Home Guide for Families with Allergies and Asthma”, stated that while mold is typically be found in common areas such as walls, floors, and ceilings, there are other areas that it could be hiding as well, particularly in a homes ductwork and HVAC systems.
Mold growth in the HVAC system is due to the mold spores contained in the constantly circulated air. These spores embed in the dust, and finally combine with condensation (due to the AC coil or humidity) and quickly grow. Gaining access to the coil lining and blower and taking a sample is the most certain way to determine the presence of mold. Click on the links below to learn more about the dangers and preventions of mold.