When moisture is present in your duct work it becomes possible for microbiological growth to develop within the heating and cooling components of your home. If moisture persists, the microbiological growth could thrive and lead to fungus and spore formation. If family members are experiencing unusual or unexplained symptoms of illness and allergies, this might be related to your home environment.
The presence of condensation or high relative humidity is an important indicator of potential mold growth on any type of duct. Moisture should never be present in your home’s ducts. The moisture can enter the duct system through leaks or if the system has been improperly installed or serviced.
You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if there is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surfaces, e.g. sheet metal ducts or other components of your heating and cooling system. If the conditions causing mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold will continue to reoccur.
In order to prevent water condensation from occurring heating and cooling system must be properly insulated. Controlling moisture is the most effective way to prevent biological growth in the air ducts.
The R.J. Wiley team is always available to answer any of your questions concerning duct work cleaning, and maintenance. Contact us today: 905-390-1808 / 1-866-678-2620.