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Why HVAC Systems in Jacksonville Get Mold Damage Easily

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why HVAC Systems in Jacksonville Get Mold Damage Easily SERVPRO Remediates Mold Growth in HVAC Systems in Jacksonville Homes and Businesses

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold in Jacksonville Properties' Ductwork

Some familiar places to find significant mold damage in a Jacksonville home is inside the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system running through the building. While mold can find its way into any corner and place in and around the structure, HVAC systems are at a much higher risk of fungal growth than most other areas. Because mold in an HVAC system requires advanced care like that provided by SERVPRO to eliminate, the best path is to understand why it tends to grow in those places and take steps to mitigate those factors.

Why Mold Grows in HVAC Systems
Perhaps the single biggest determiner of where mold damage spreads in a Jacksonville home is the nature and general status of the environment it takes root in. HVAC systems create climate-controlled, dark, undisturbed spaces with many filters, vents, and walls lined with dust and organic materials - ideal conditions for an aspiring fungal colony. While moisture is also a key determinant of whether or not mold can grow in an area, the year-round humidity in and around Jacksonville means that this factor is less crucial than in other parts of the country. Mold grows best in vents that have as little air movement as possible, especially those that are used continuously but rarely see their filters replaced.

How to Prevent Growth
The most impactful way to control mold growth in your HVAC system is to ensure that it receives regular maintenance and upkeep. Replace old filters before they fill with dust and debris to ensure that air moves fast and clean throughout the home. While it may be tempting to put off a replacement for an extra few months or years, the hassle from taking care of replacements is undoubtedly less than the strains that come with a call to SERVPRO for a full mold remediation project.

If you sense mold is present by the odor or staining in your home, we can inspect your ductwork, and if needed, clean them and disinfect them against mold growth.

SERVPRO of Arlington provides fast and inexpensive mold damage remediation services for homeowners in the area. Give us a call for 24/7 services or a quote at (904) 721-2230.

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