The Dangers of Mold in Your Ductwork

Posted on: July 25, 2016

One of the biggest risks to your home is, of course, mold. And you’re probably well-versed in the dangers of mold to say, a basement or other area that can accumulate mold spore commonly. But were you aware that mold can make a home in your ducts, as well? In fact, according to the CDC, vents and HVAC systems are one of the most common places for mold to call home!

At Atlantic Duct Cleaning, we take great care to ensure we’re always bringing our patrons the very best in duct cleaning services. Your health and the health of your home is our top priority! Mold might be quite the nuisance, but with our experts on call you can be sure you’re doing all you can to keep your home clean and spore-free.

If you’re tired of breathing contaminated air, give the experts at Atlantic Duct Cleaning a call at 703-774-9241 or schedule an appointment online.

The Risks of Mold in Your Ducts

The primary issue with mold is in your ductwork is that it can go almost completely undetected. Many homeowners never even consider duct cleaning and that can cause quite the problem! Mold spores are very common in the air we breathe on a daily basis. And for the most part, that’s not exactly a problem.

Mold has to reach a fairly high concentration to start complicating human health. But that’s where the real risk lies with your ducts. Mold can go unattended for years, accumulating into a full-blown infestation that can have a dramatic impact on respiratory health—particularly for those with existing allergies or complications.

Home & Health Risks of Mold

Left unchecked, mold can quickly take over a home, as once it has collected enough spore to “set roots” so to speak, it can spread at an alarming rate. Mold colonies in the home can:

  • Cause damage to the structure of your home. Including rotting walls, floors, and critical home supports. Mold targets any material containing cellulose—meaning even your carpets and drapes aren’t safe!
  • Cause a loss of personal property. Mold tends to spread into areas that are darker and more damp (making your vents prime real estate, by the way). For many homeowners, this means the basement, attic, or other areas where important items and personal property resides.
  • Generate health complications. Many of the health risks of mold are a little exaggerated (mostly pertaining to mycotoxins, which are a real threat—just not a very common one). But when it comes to allergies and respiratory complications, the danger is absolutely one hundred percent real! Mold can leave you sneezing, make it harder to breathe, and in some cases can severely exacerbate asthma and allergies.
  • Create foul odors. Since mold promotes rot, it can generate some pretty nasty smells. Often times when our team comes to perform a duct cleaning, we can tell if there’s mold long before we lay eyes on it!

Rid Yourself of Mold With Routine Duct Cleaning

So, yes, there are some pretty serious risks when mold get into your vents. But luckily, there’s a quick and easy solution! With routine, professional duct cleaning, you can be sure you’ll never have to worry about mold taking hold in your ducts.

Our superior duct cleaning service is absolutely thorough, and we can guarantee after your service, no mold spore will have stuck around!

Contact Northern Virginia’s Air Duct Cleaning Professionals

Atlantic Duct Cleaning has been a trusted industry leader since 1995, providing professional indoor environmental solutions. Utilizing the finest equipment available and promoting the highest levels of training and quality standards, Atlantic Duct Cleaning has delivered over 80,000 successful projects with predictable responsibility and 100% customer satisfaction.

If you’re interested in improving the air quality in your home, call the residential duct cleaning experts at Atlantic Duct Cleaning or schedule an appointment online.