With spring getting ready to turn into summer, rain and heavy thunderstorms are also about to come about. After a rainstorm here in Central Florida, mold starts to grow. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to keep mold from growing especially paired with high humidity, and it is important to remember that mold can not only be detrimental to your HVAC and home but also to you and your family’s health. Fortunately, you can use your HVAC system to control mold growth in your home and with help from your trusted HVAC professionals, you can keep your home and family protected this rainy season.
How HVAC Fight Mold
Mold is essentially everywhere, whether you can see it or not. Mold spores are always present in the environment accompanied with bacteria and an entire universe of microscopic organisms. Pair mold with a damp, dark and warm environment, you have got yourself the ideal conditions for it to thrive in just hours. It is important to take control on mold shortly after a rainstorm because mold tends to grow in hidden places like your attic, insulation, walls and vents; and it grows fast! By the time mold grows visible in your home, it is already become too late and the problem is already out of control. Taking mold serious and using preventative methods to keep it at bay ensures a happy and healthy space to live.
The way your HVAC helps fight off mold is found in it’s filters. When it comes to your HVAC’s filters, they should be changed three times a year for maximum benefits. Ventilation is important when it comes to containing mold, allergens, dust and the health and cleanliness of your indoor air. Aside from replacing your filters, making sure your outdoor vents are clean and clear of any debris helps in efficient air flow. On days it is not raining and it is low humidity, airing out your home is suggested to get rid of excess moisture in your air.
Lastly, having your HVAC system inspected and maintained regularly by a professional will ensure less mold growth. When properly cared for, your HVAC will last many years and protect your home from damage and health hazards. Aside from your summer months, your heating system helps to remove moisture in your indoor air as well and can accumulate mold inside of your vents and system. Stay on top of having your HVAC serviced regularly so you won’t lose the battle to mold growth!
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!