3 Most Common Types of Mold That Are Found In Air Ducts

One of the most serious problems that homeowners fear is that of mold. Obviously, it is unsightly, but the danger it can cause to those living in the home is severe. Sometimes, mold is easy to detect, however more times than not, if you are seeing mold, the problem much more extensive than what is visible.

Mold grows in dark and moist spaces and in those areas where the temperature is usually lower  than the rest of the home. It doesn’t discriminate as it can attack any room in your home. However, one of the more common areas that mold will originate is air conditioners, specifically air vents and air ducts. Air conditioning units are great targets because the temperature is cooler and they tend to have moisture and consistently remain damp. It is really the ideal home for mold to grow and spread.

Once a homeowner has mold, in order to properly take care of the problem, you should contact a professional, such as ABC Cleaning, Inc who are experts in addressing these types of problems. They can inspect and determine the type and extent of the problem. There are several types of mold that can grow in your air ducts. Below is a list of some of the more common types of mold that we find in home in Central Florida.

Cladosporium. It is a common mold that may affect your health. … Cladosporium can grow both indoors and outdoors. Spores from the mold can be airborne, which is also how the mold spreads. This type of mold is more common in areas with humidity, moisture, and water damage.

Aspergillus. It is one of the harder types of mold to distinguish because of the varied forms that it can take on. There are several colors that this type of mold can appear in, more commonly in green, white or yellow.

Stachybotrys. It is one of the more common types of mold found in households and takes on the appearance of a blackish substance that spreads rapidly over time. This kind of mold is incredibly easy to spot, but still is one of the more toxic kinds that can appear in your air vents and ducts.

Due to seriousness of mold in homes it is extremely important to always be on the lookout for mold and mildew growth in your homes, especially in areas that are more susceptible to mold growth. Even better, contact ABC Cleaning, Inc to come inspect your home to ensure your home is mold free and that you and your family are breathing clean air throughout your home.

About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL

Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaningchimney 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) 381-2120. We are here to help!

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