Is mold taking up residence in your home? Do you notice a musty odor in a certain part, or parts, of your home? Do you notice greenish or brownish marks on your A/C vents, walls or other areas in the house? If you suspect that you have a mold problem, it is advisable to hire a professional to evaluate your home and to test for mold. All Year Cooling will perform a free visual mold test, and also has lab testing available to determine whether you have mold.
If it turns out that you do have mold, the recommended steps to get rid of it will depend on its location and the severity of the problem. If you have mold in your duct system, All Year Cooling offers duct cleaning using Rotobrush to gently clean the ducts and vacuum the debris.
Getting rid of the mold is obviously important, but the problem will persist unless you correct the environment or problem causing the mold in the first place. For instance, if you have a leak somewhere in your home, the moisture may make an ideal environment for mold. Clean the mold, but also make sure you discover the cause and correct it.
There are some simple steps that you can take around the house to help avoid mold as well. When cooking or taking a shower, make sure you use exhaust fans over the stove or in the bathroom. Limit the number of indoor plants in your home, change your shower curtain when you notice mold and opt for a sloped drain pan on your air conditioning system to avoid stagnant water. You’ll also want to make sure that you keep your air conditioner clean. Finally, maintaining a clean house can go a long way as well.