There are many wonderful benefits that come along with home ownership. Along with those great benefits comes the responsibility of upkeeping your house. The best way to keep your home in good condition is by properly maintaining it and following the recommended inspection guidelines. It is also a good idea to stay cognizant of the lifespan of your home’s appliances such as the roof, boiler, and HVAC (heating, venting, and air conditioning) and knowing when they need to be serviced or replaced.
Telltale Signs That You May Have Mold In Your Vents
Your homes HVAC is a perfect example of knowing your home and being aware of what kind of tender love and care it needs to stay in tip-top shape. The vents in any HVAC are at risk of becoming infected with mold. This can be a big problem for your home’s inhabitants as the mold in your vents could spread throughout the entire home and possibly make people ill. The best way to tell if there’s mold in your home’s vents is to smell the vents and take a peek with a flashlight. Mold will have a pretty funky smell to it and if you are lucky you’ll be able to see it.
The Damaging Effects of Moisture In HVAC Vents
Another great trick that will give you some good clues about the condition of your HVAC system is to check if you have any standing water in your vents. It is no secret that standing water in a venting system is one of the fastest ways to grow mold in your vents. Water, dust, and humidification systems are a great recipe for a mold infestation disaster.
If all else fails, you can always call your local HVAC professionals and have them come out and take a look. If you suspect that you may have mold in your vents, call Drymax Restoration at 337- 944-4354 we proudly service the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Broussard and Alexandria, LA areas.