Treating Your Home’s Air Ducts for Mold
Molds such as Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus very commonly grow in moist areas of your home or areas of your home exposed to significant water through flooding or leaks. You can find mold on an enormous variety of surfaces and spaces in your home — including in dust and on paints and wallpaper, in insulation and drywall, and in carpets, drapes and upholstered furnishings. Mold grows especially well in damp, moist, and water-laden paper and wood products, ceiling tiles, and cardboard.
Is mold dangerous?
Molds are a type of fungus. Mold spores are tiny organisms that are not, in and of themselves, dangerous. They become dangerous, though, when they land on wet areas and begin to reproduce. Molds that begin to grow and reproduce in wet areas in your home can cause serious health problems. Molds can produce irritants and substances capable of causing allergic reactions. You may experience those allergic responses from breathing in mold spores, or from touching mold in your home. Some studies have indicated a connection between mold exposure and the development of asthma in children.
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Common allergic reactions to mold include symptoms a lot like hay fever — sneezing, reddened eyes, dermatitis (a rash on your skin), and a runny nose. People allergic to mold can also suffer potentially serious asthma attacks upon exposure – either immediately , or some time later. Even if you are not allergic to mold, you can suffer irritations to your eyes, skin, nose, lungs, and throat.
What to do about mold?
Our Atlanta air duct cleaning experts can prevent the development of mold found in your home to protect your health. If your home has been flooded or exposed to sustained water or moisture, or if you’re noticing prolonged moisture or dampness in any areas of your home, contact Atlanta Air Pro for a thorough assessment of your home’s air circulation system and air ducts to identify any risk of mold or presence of mold.
If your family is experiencing any symptoms of mold
Even if you have not seen any signs of mold yourself — contact the professionals at Atlanta Air Pro will know what hidden areas of your home to inspect for the risk of mold or presence of mold in your air ducts. Mold that is permitted to grow and spread in your air ducts can spread mold spores throughout your home. Timely service by Atlanta Air Pro can protect your family from the serious symptoms and health effects of mold exposure.
How can Atlanta Air Pro help?
The staff at Atlanta Air Pro have professional training and experience in identifying the warning signs and risk factors for mold development, and for identifying mold growth at all stages and in all surfaces of your air movement system and air ducts.
To prevent the development of mold in your home’s air ducts, Atlanta Air Pro will apply BBJ MicoBiocide for Air Ducts safely and thoroughly. BBJ MicoBiocide controls and inhibits the growth of bacteria, mildew, fungi, and mold in the duct systems associated with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A single application of BBJ MicroBIocide will prevent the development of mold for at least six months, and for as long as two years. When applied professionally and correctly by the professionals at Atlanta Air Pro, you don’t even need to leave the rooms after BBJ MicroBiocide is applied.
To protect your family from the harmful effects of potential mold exposure, contact the professionals at Atlanta Air Pro.