As warm weather and tropical storms start, many people turn their sights to the outdoors. However, there could be potential dangers and damage lurking indoors this time of year. For some properties, water damage can result in mold growth, which can cause health problems, as well as cut short the life of your machinery.
To help, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association offers some tips about avoiding mold growth in HVAC systems this time of year.
- Use dehumidifiers
If you live in a climate that is humid or wet, or regularly turn on your heat in a cold climate, you could be dealing with water in the air. A dehumidifier can dry out the structure, keep humidity low and keep ventilation systems dry.
- Remove contaminated material
If sheetrock or insulation appears wet, remove it as soon as possible. If not dealt with, this could be a food source for mold growth.
- Protect yourself
If you suspect mold growth, be sure to wear a respirator to protect yourself. Mold spores are small and it is not easy to tell if there is contamination.
- Contact a professional
Keep the area clean and regularly maintained. This way, if there are possible leaks or growths, a professional will notice and work with you to secure and clean the area.
Not only will these tips help keep your family happy and healthy, but it will also prevent mold from ruining your system and costing you money.
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