Finding mold in a home is one of the most feared and frustrating parts of being a homeowner. This is why preventing mold growth is incredibly important. But, did you know that having your air conditioning vents cleaned can actually help to prevent mold? Find out more about the importance of mold prevention, why it grows in the first place, and how air conditioning vent cleaning can help with mold prevention.
Humidity and its Impact on Mold Growth
Mold requires moisture to grow. Here in South Florida, moisture is everywhere, including the air. The density of the humidity in the air allows for the best environment for mold growth. And, your air conditioning has a part in decreasing the humidity in your home. So, if your air conditioning system isn’t taking humidity out of the air, it may be allowing mold to grow and form in your home, leading to a number of problems in relation to mold.
What Things Stimulate Mold Growth in the Home?
There are a few things that can increase the humidity in the home, giving mold the opportunity to grow. Checking for these things can help you to determine if mold in your home is growing as the result of these factors or a poorly functioning air conditioning unit. Some of these factors include:
- leaks from roofing or windows
- water damage from flooding
- cracked and leaking pipes
- not enough ventilation
How to Use Your Air Conditioning to Prevent the Growth of Mold in Your Home
As mentioned, having an air conditioning system can help with reducing humidity, or moisture, in the air of your home. And, give your home the proper ventilation it requires to reduce the likelihood of mold growth and a good environment for mold to thrive. Some of the things you can do to ensure your air conditioning is preventing mold growth include:
- setting your air conditioning at a temperature range of 68-74 degrees Fahrenheit
- keeping humidity levels below 50% in the home
- checking to make sure the air conditioning vents are not clogged and working properly
When homeowners do these few things to ensure their air conditioning is performing at its peak capabilities, there shouldn’t be any mold growing. That is unless there is another issue that’s allowing humidity and moisture into the home.
How Home Air Conditioning Duct Cleaning Helps Prevent Mold
If you find that you don’t have any leaks or other ways that mold could be growing in your home, but you still find that the humidity levels in your home are high, you are at risk of mold growth. And, your home may already have mold growing. However, there is a solution to helping your air conditioning system work properly to reduce the risk of mold growth in your home.
Air duct cleaning from mold remediation specialists can remove built-up debris that can lead to poor ventilation. This aso allows for better air quality and less humidity in the home. Thus, giving your home a better chance to prevent mold from having chance to grow.
A Plus Mold Remediation Air Duct Cleaning Services
Think your air conditioning unit vents could use a good cleaning to help prevent mold growth? A Plus Mold Remediation doesn’t only help homeowners get rid of mold, but they help to prevent mold growth as well. One of the ways they help to prevent mold from growing is by offering air conditioning vent cleaning.
Find out more about our air vent cleaning services and how they can help you prevent mold in your home by contacting us on our website or calling 561-247-3506 today.