Chimneys are a breeding ground for multiple hazards and health risks. From deadly carbon monoxide to flammable material your fireplace needs extra attention and maintenance year-round. Another major health hazard your fireplace is capable of producing is mold, especially here in Central Florida. Mold is the most dangerous substance known to the human upper respiratory system and is present most of the time without your knowledge. Because of how moist and tropical the climate is here in Florida; mold grows in almost any place. So, poor ventilation mixed with lack of sunlight inside of your fireplace, gives mold the opportunity to not just grow but thrive. Mold is often found in fireplaces that are not regularly used but can also quickly spread to other areas of your home. If your fireplace seems to have a funky odor or looks damp you more than likely have mold growing. Calling a professional such as ABC Cleaning Inc. is the first thing you should do to schedule an immediate inspection and cleaning of the chimney.
Removing and Preventing
- The first step to removing mold in your chimney is to have a professional do it. A certified chimney cleaner includes specific cleaning chemicals needed to remove mold.
- To prevent mold from growing you need to prevent moisture from becoming present. Having your chimney properly sealed, making sure your bricks are not damaged or cracked, and ensuring your chimney cap is not faulty will all prevent mold from spawning.
- Lastly, having a thorough inspection, cleaning and repair if necessary of your fireplace is the best measure you can take to keeping your home and family safe from toxic mold buildup.
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!