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Mold In Office HVAC

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Damage Destroys Ceilings and Walls

Let SERVPRO Check Your HVAC System For Mold

Mold damage is not something anyone wants to deal with, but occasionally mold in an office HVAC system will pose a problem that needs to be handled right away, as it could cause severe health effects to the employees. If you are seeing black particles blow out of the vents, something needs to be done.

First, determine if the source is the HVAC system. In a lot of cases, something else is causing the problem. If the system is in a high traffic area like near copiers or printers or near a loading dock, a dirty supply diffuser might not be enough proof. This kind of problem can be adequately controlled by performing general housekeeping on the unit, and by keeping windows and doors closed.

If the HVAC system is the source that is suspected, it will need to be inspected by a professional at SERVPRO. Our technicians can investigate where the mold particles are coming from and check things such as the air handling units, induction units, variable air volume boxes, heat pumps, reheats or secondary units. Also, you should check the maintenance logs for the building to see if any work or cleaning that has been done on the system could have damaged insulation or loosened up any rust.

Put a white polyester media filter over the outlet so you can trap the black particles. A standard media filter is usually good enough to capture these visible, large particles. When you use the white media, you’ll easily be able to see the black particles. If you don’t trap any of them in the media, then the HVAC system probably is not the culprit. If you do, the particles can then be analyzed.

Since black particles are usually an issue for health concerns of the occupants, you will need our expert assistance to help you. We can save you time and money by performing efficient and fast mold remediation in your building. Plus, because we will be able to find the source of the mold with our experienced technicians and special equipment, you will not have to keep seeing the mold come back. We will eliminate the origin of the mold’s growth and clean up all the existing mold, making your work environment a safe one again for all your employees to work in.

If you believe you have mold of any kind, even if the HVAC unit is not the source of the problem, you need to call us as soon as possible so that the mold does not grow and spread throughout the building even more. It doesn’t take long to grow and can quickly spread as mold spores are being blown around.

For any kind of mold damage in Los Angeles, contact our technicians at SERVPRO of Westwood-West Beverly Hills by dialing (310) 390-7540 right away. We will come and find the source of the problem and draw up a plan for remediation so we can get rid of your mold problem.

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