Air Duct Repair for Mold Growth12/18/2016 Back To Blog
Causes of Air Vent Damage
Your home's air conditioning and ventilation system is built tough. It is made of tough material that will last for many years - at least, they're supposed to. There are many factors however that may shorten the expected durability of these very important parts of your home. One of the main reasons is the use of improper mounting techniques. Not enough support may have been used or a sufficient seal may not have been established. Vents that were not sturdy at the start may develop leaks and humidity from the environment or from adjacent pipes may seep in and cause water damage. When this happens, you're going to need a professional air duct seal repair.
Mold Growth Due to Air Vent Damage
A moist and dark environment is the perfect medium for mold and bacterial growth. This is easily provided by any crack in the integrity of your ventilation ducts. If your vent system has cracks, mold spores may find their way in, grow and spread all over the house. When this happens, you're going to be susceptible to possible mold infections and you may even need to replace entire sections of walls just to get rid of the offending fungus. Get rid of the problem before it spreads by getting a home air duct cleaning service done by the residential air duct cleaners.
Fixing the Problem at the Source
To remedy the situation, you need to solve the problem right at the source. This means that after getting an air vent and air filter cleaning done, you're going to have to also get a professional HVAC unit repair service to ensure that moisture can't get in the vents to create the ideal environment for mold growth. Your seals are going to be reinforced or if the situation calls for it, replaced. Poorly mounted ducts will be remounted and broken sections will be replaced with sturdier or more flexible materials to minimize further damage and ultimately avoid imperfect seals.