Prevent from Mold Damage in Your Century City Home’s HVAC System
SERVPRO’s Recommended Steps to Reduce the Risk of Mold Growth
An HVAC is a valued part of many Century City homes – after all, who does not appreciate clean, fresh air in their home thanks to the wonders of air conditioning. However, even the best HVAC system can develop problems or need maintenance, and one regular cause of air conditioning system problems is mold damage.
Mold damage occurs readily in any home, in any location from Century City right across the country. The fungus is present throughout nature and inside your home – it is brought in on clothes, shoes, and even pet fur, and the spores are microscopic, so they can spread without you seeing them. Fungal growth occurs wherever there is a moisture plus an organic food source, and this includes inside your HVAC system. SERVPRO recommends the following steps to reduce the risk of fungal growth in your air conditioner.
Dry any wet areas immediately. If you see water in or around your HVAC system, dry it. It is also important that you empty drip pans and keep them dry. The reason you must keep everything dry is that mold needs moisture to grow, so if you leave moisture, you leave the fungus what it needs.
Change your filter regularly. Most manufacturers recommend changing the filter every three months. Mark it on your calendar and do not skip it. Make sure you always use the correct filter for your unit.
Run a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier reduces the humidity of the air, thus reducing the amount of moisture and the risk of mold growth.
If you notice numerous issues with water or damp around your system, or if you see signs of mold (usually dark green or black patches), call SERVPRO at once. Our mold remediation experts are skilled in cleaning visible mold from HVAC systems and are also equipped to check moisture and humidity levels in the surrounding area. We equip our technicians with the latest protective equipment, air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and dehumidifiers to ensure a quick, safe, thorough job.
For help with fungal growth in Beverly Hils, Century City, Westwood Village and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Beverly Hills / Westwood at (310) 390-7540 today.
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