What If There’s Biological Growth Inside Your Ducts?
Biological growth is caused when moisture accumulates where it shouldn’t be. And if it settles into your ductwork, it can move anywhere in your home.
Think about how your HVAC system works. When your air conditioner runs, it circulates cool air throughout your home via the ducts. The moisture in the air beads up and settles in on the walls and in the corners. And if it accumulates, it can grow and colonize inside the ductwork.
Then every time your HVAC system operates, air is blown through the ducts and circulates throughout your home. This warm, moist environment is the perfect place for biological growth to appear. Then it starts the process all over again, sending these spores to mechanical equipment, ducts and vents, and even into the far corners of every room in your home.
Do you have biological growth in your home?
There are a few unmistakable signs that include:
- A musty odor that lingers throughout the home. It becomes more noticeable every time your air conditioner runs.
- You can see the visible signs lurking just beyond the vents. Do the grills always seem dirty? Do you see biological growth around the vents?
- You might feel it in your lungs. Do you always have allergy symptoms – a runny nose, watery eyes, or itchiness in your throat? Maybe you experience headaches, nausea, or fatigue when you’re at home, and it magically disappears when you leave.
All of these can be signals you have a problem.
The best step to take is to call in a professional HVAC technician to check your entire system and make corrections where they are needed. Never try and clean biological growth yourself, as it can further spread the problem if you don’t clean it all, and it can even put your health at further risk.
Our professionals are trained in inspecting your system, determining the cause and extent of the problem, and make adjustments accordingly.