It becomes a challenge to find an enemy who you can’t see, and one such enemy is molds that attack the air ducts of your AC over the time. Since the evolution of Air conditioning system, due to moisture, dampness, and heat, molds get the suitable conditions for creating their homes inside the duct. Whenever you open your AC vents, you may welcome an unfriended and unexpected guest and to get rid of that guest, you need to collect some information on it.
Cause of mold colonies in air ducts
The hot humid and damp areas are what these molds prefer the most. As soon as they get these three conditions in one place, they attack that place immediately and start populating there. As due to the heating system and cooling system, the water droplets get deposit inside the duct and over the period, the mold begins spreading. They are parasites and get their food by feeding over a dead and decaying matter like if any rodent or insect dies in that duct for the survival. Once you open the duct, a breeze of an odor can help you in detecting that mold has formed their home inside your home.
Different ways of Mold detection
There are different ways by which you can sense that mold has acquired a place inside AC ducts:
- You can detect a very peculiar smell which is very strong either in some rooms or an incomplete
- Whenever you switch on your AC, you might feel uneasy and irritation in the eyes and throat.
- If you are allergic to molds, signs for allergy like redness and irritation in eyes will immediately start showing in your body
- Once inside the Air-conditioned room, your head starts aching and once step outside you feel fine.
Hence, in the favorable hot temperature, your house may start smelling, and you realize that your home has an intruder. It’s high time to think of how to get rid of mold in air ductsbefore it starts affecting your health.
Ways by which you can fight the mold
Now prep yourself and start collecting things required to wipe off the mold from the house:
- First and foremost, step is to shut off all the vents of the heating and cooling system.
- Locate the area where mold is growing and start rubbing the area with a brush. Lightly rub the area so that mold gets scrub off. Use a wet cloth and start cleaning the affected area.
- Don’t stop until you get to wipe off the entire are infested by mold
- Once you finish the work, throw away that piece of cloth in the thick bag and put it outside your house in a trash can.
Molds can grow back within a few weeks’ time, so use an application of an inhibitor which prevents the mold from growing again and thus you will get rid of mold successfully. The process is worth though it is a bit time-consuming.
July 21, 2018