Signs of mold can be easily tracked especially if there are obvious signs such as smelly mildew or visibly-seen mold. Normally, if you smell odors coming from your system, check right away the visible parts. If ever you cannot detect the cause of odor, then you have to call HVAC professionals for an air conditioning repair Las Vegas to identify the problem and apply solutions. Do not take your mold problem easily since this might become a health risk in the future. If you detect that your conditioning unit is emitting foul smell, then immediately look for solutions as your family and equipment’s safety is at stake.
What Causes Mold in Your Conditioning System
Condensation causes mold and other microbes to thrive. When the surrounding room is warm and humid, the parts of your system get cold. This state gives rise to condensation. Water persists when the humidity is too high resulting in microbes thriving in your unit’s interior. Dust motes containing organic material serve as food for mold. Added with a damp environment, the mold clusters are sure to grow ever larger. Regularly check and clean your system to prevent mold from forming.
How to Remove Mold from Your Unit
The task is totally difficult especially if you’ve never done this before. That’s why asking for help from professionals would be a wise option. This would be an especially good choice if you’re severely allergic to mold spores and dust motes. You can just apply household solution though if you’re not allergic and/or there’s just a small area where the mold has settled. Here’s how:
1. What to Use
Choose from these options: mixture of household detergent and water, commercial mold removal product, baking soda plus detergent solution, and borax solution.
2. How to Protect Yourself
You have to use a respirator or air mask. This is to protect your lungs from mold spores. Also, use/ wear rubber or gloves, safety goggles having no air vents in the sides and cover-alls (optional).
3. Start Your Project Removal
Apply your chosen cleaning solution generously using a spray bottle, damp rag, or brush. Before scrubbing the area in circular motion, let the solution sit first for few minutes. Disinfect with the bleach by wiping off the area using a disposable towel. After removing the mold, clean the area and dispose/sterilize the tools that had contact with the mold. Keep the area warm and exposed to air to thoroughly dry.
How to Prevent Mold Re-Growth
You have to regularly clean your unit in order to avoid mold from coming back. Change the air filter regularly, run a dehumidifier and insulate air ducts. You can also ask HVAC professionals for your system’s maintenance.