Mold Problems Affecting HVAC Systems in Washington, D.C. Properties

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Checking for Mold Growth in HVAC Systems in Washington, D.C.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in homes and commercial properties in the Washington, D.C. area, can present their owners with mold problems. When mold spores are present in the heating and cooling ducts, they are easily transferred to all locations and areas within the building and pose health threats to everyone breathing the air. This is the most important reason to consider hiring the team of Envirotex Environmental professionals to inspect your HVAC unit regularly.

Mold growth is accelerated by warm, moist, dark conditions. In other words, the conditions of your HVAC system in your Washington, D.C. home or business are the exact conditions needed for mold spores to take hold and grow. The HVAC system in your Washington, D.C. home or office building can transport mold spores throughout the building, resulting in mold growth beyond the air ducts and into any warm, dark and damp place it finds.

When checking your HVAC system for signs of mold, check the coils and drain pans. Cooling coils that are used to dehumidify air cause condensation and the water drips into a drain pan. The collected water should exit the HVAC drain pan through a seal trap, but if water accumulates in the drain pan, a microbial habitat has been created. Proper sloping and frequent cleaning of the drain pan is the best way to ensure this does not happen in your Washington, D.C. home or business.

The outdoor-air damper is also a place to look for identifiers in the mold-growth process. Dust, dirt, debris and other items can block the screens and grills, collecting mold spores and providing them with a food source. Thorough cleaning of these surfaces will remove the dust and dirt, thereby removing the potential for dangerous mold spores.

For an inspection of your home or business HVAC system, contact Washington, D.C. premier HVAC company. Our trained technicians at Envirotex Environmental Services know what to look for and where to find it, making your home and office safer for everyone inside.

About Envriotex Environmental Services

Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.

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