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How to Deal with Mold in an A/C Unit

How to Deal with Mold in Your HVAC/AC Unit

Mold in the AC ducts of a home or office HVAC system is a serious matter. At the very least, mold affects air quality. But, once spores begin to form, it is often just a matter of time before the mold spreads throughout the entire system. From there, it may cause health problems, illness, and damage products manufactured within a commercial facility. As an HVAC contractor, you may offer vent and duct cleaning services or sell mold removal products to property owners. Regardless of the scope of your mold removal services, providing insight into how to clean the HVAC system with specially designed mold removal products is important to make sure the system is clean.

Cleaning Mold in the HVAC System

For either a commercial or residential HVAC system, it’s first necessary to turn off the system completely (including any fans running off the thermostat). As mold is present, all members of your cleaning crew need to wear a respirator with an N-95 rating or higher.

During the cleaning, remove any porous material that has come in contact with the mold. This includes not only filters, but insulation as well. All removed material needs to be double-bagged in plastic bags of at least six millimeters in thickness. This prevents the mold from spreading to other areas of the building.

If there is standing water, a vacuum should be used to pull out all water from the system. Next, apply a mold disinfectant designed for HVAC cleaning on nonporous surfaces, such as the coils, pans, and ductwork. These cleaning supplies are available through CE.

While cleaning, it is best to individually isolate each section of ductwork. Once isolated, cleaning can commence using a bladder system. This collects any spores that are knocked free and prevents it from re-entering the air supply or ending up in another area of the building. When the isolated ductwork has been cleaned, the area needs to be fogged with a disinfectant made for HVAC mold removal.

From here, a mold and mildew inhibitor should be applied to the entire HVAC system, followed by a final vacuuming of the entire building to ensure all mold spores are removed.

Cleaning Supplies

At CE, you will find quality mold removal  and preventive solutions. When mold develops within an HVAC system, it is essential to remove it as quickly as possible to prevent critical problems, from health issues to damaged manufactured goods. CE offers a wide range of mold cleaning equipment and solutions for any situation. This way, whether your business performs the mold removal, or you retail the cleaning products to property owners, you’ll always find the top-of-the-line cleaning options with CE. Contact us to get started today.