The Problem with Molds06/25/2014 Back To Blog
You may be familiar with molds from the bathroom or shower stall. These are sometimes greyish or green in color and they thrive in damp and humid environments. They are present all year round and do more harm to the body than people know. There are different kinds of molds that can grow inside your home. Some thrive under the kitchen sink, others inside air ducts, hence the need for regular home air duct cleaning.
Nip it in the Bud
For example, Stachybotrys grow on paper, dust, lint, pieces of wood and so on. Others thrive on food and carpets. The reason why molds are bad for your health is because they act as allergens. Other kinds of molds produce toxic byproducts, which can cause serious health problems. The molds that can be seen by the eye are easy to remove and clean, however molds that lie deep down in vents or shafts will still need to be removed. Proper air duct maintenance allows you to find these stubborn molds that may be growing in the damp and grimy vents inside your home or office. Home air filter cleaning also prevents the accumulation of dirt and other particles that may in turn become a breeding ground for mold.
When inhaled, the spores from these molds can cause allergic reactions and could be fatal in some cases. Allergens can constrict air passages and cause a person to go into shock. There have been many cases when toxic spores are inhaled and have caused respiratory problems. If during your regular HVAC maintenance you see that your vents and ducts are too dirty and they are no longer functioning properly, it may be time to consider having an air filter replacement.
The health of your loved ones or officer personnel may be being compromised by molds. Regular cleaning can prevent allergies and toxic mold poisoning. Do it sooner rather than later.