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Mold on the Move

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

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A mold growth in your HVAC unit can be a nuisance for you and your family. As our HVAC systems move air continuously throughout the home, this too means mold spores in the system are being moved throughout your home. Mold can harm our respiratory system in a number of ways. Not sure if you have mold present in your HVAC system? Here are some potential signs:

  • Visual Signs: Fortunately, some mold may be easy to spot and can give you a definitive answer. Check the spots of your HVAC system that you can easily see regularly. This includes around the furnace and A/C units, as well is any intake or outflow vents. For some examples of what mold can look like, please visit our photo gallery.
  • Odors: Pay attention for any odors you don’t normally sense around your home. Oftentimes mold can give off a musty scent as it thrives with sufficient moisture.
  • Symptoms: If you or anyone in your home is noticing persistent respiratory issues or increased severity of allergies, mold could potentially be the culprit.

What should you do if you believe you have mold in your HVAC system?

Our recommendation would be to call a mold remediation company as well as a company that can clean ducts. It just so happens, SERVPRO of Sioux Falls is equipped to help with both! With our industry experience in both areas, we will be able to help you get your home back to tip-top shape.

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