Mold can be one of the most harmful substances inside your home or office, and it is notoriously effective at developing in all kinds of places as long as the right variables are in place – all that mold needs in order to grow are the right temperature, moisture level and a source of food. The worst part about mold is that it can grow out of sight, but you definitely shouldn’t keep it out of mind! So we’re glad you’re reading this blog post, because that means you already understand the many negative effects that can result from the presence of toxic spores like mildew and black mold in the places where you live and work. You don’t want to have to deal with respiratory problems, rotting surfaces within your structure, and other issues that can mean huge bills and other distractions for you, your family and your business. One of the most dangerous places that mold can develop is in your ductwork, because your ventilation system is what supplies you with fresh air to breathe as you’re enjoying time with loved ones or working hard on that next project at the office. So if you’re wondering, “Can air duct cleaning remove mold?” keep reading and let us show you why an air duct cleaning from a certified professional service provider can save you a lot of physical and financial headaches, both now and later.

The short answer to the question above is: YES! Air duct cleaning, when done the right way, is proven to be effective at removing mold from your ventilation system and therefore making your living and working environment a lot healthier. The key phrase, though, is: “when done the right way.” Sure, you can try to DIY an air duct cleaning with a cheap ventilation cleaning kit from your local home improvement store or an online retailer. It’s theoretically possible that you could get into every nook and cranny of your ductwork to ensure that all of the nasty particles are completely removed and properly disinfected, but the likelier situation is that you don’t have the time, equipment or training to do the kind of work that a professional service provider will be able to offer your home or business.

If you’re not sure about whether mold is present in your home or office’s ductwork, here are a few suggestions on how to determine if it’s time for a professional air duct cleaning:

  • Check the registers. This includes the vents on your ceilings, floors, and walls, as well as your air return grill. If you see any dark particles collecting on or around the surface of the registers, then it could just be a thick coat of dust – but it could also be an initial breeding ground for mold, and maybe it’s a sign of a deeper issue that requires your further investigation.

  • Check inside the vents. Remove the registers and grill covers themselves – this will probably only require a screwdriver – and take a look inside the vents. If you see a thick collection of dust, dirt and other debris, then the probability is much higher for mold to be present if there is also a source of moisture that will give it the ability to latch onto the gunk and start to grow.

  • Use that sniffer! You can buy a mold testing kit at the store for further confirmation, and that’s probably not a bad idea, but sometimes all you need is to use the nose you’ve already got. If you catch a musty whiff of something thFat just doesn’t smell right, then follow the scent as best you can to try to find the source. If you’re not sure where it’s coming from – and you’ve confirmed it’s not just an old pair of socks that fell behind the hamper in the closet – then maybe it’s time to take the next step to address the issue. 

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When you’ve decided that you need help with a potential or confirmed mold problem, then it’s time to find the right air duct cleaning company – and the good news is that you’ve come to the right place already! AdvantaClean has been making homes and offices cleaner, healthier and safer for the past 25 years. We’re the experts in every duct-related issue and our highly-trained technicians use only the best practices approved by the National Air Duct Cleaner Association (NADCA) to remove all the mold, dust, dander, lint and other disgusting buildup throughout the entire length of your ductwork. Our powerful suction systems are HEPA-filtered and we leave your ventilation system as clean as when it was new. For the best air duct cleaning available anywhere, contact your local AdvantaClean service provider today. We’re standing by to serve you right away. Remember, it’s not clean until it’s AdvantaClean!

More info? For more information on symptoms of mold exposure, check out our other post: MOLD SICKNESS SYMPTOMS / HEALTH TIPS / MOLD ILLNESS

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