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Is Mold Hiding Behind Your Air Vents?

Is mold hiding behind your air vents? Many times, mold will begin to grow inside air ducts and vents and quite a bit of time can pass before the visible signs of mold present themselves. In many cases, the first signs of mold growth show up in our health. Mold impacts our health in many ways, but the most common are trouble breathing, nasal stuffiness, and throat irritation. What’s worse is that we often will mistake signs of mold with a cold or other seasonal allergies. This is especially common during cooler seasons such as fall and spring when there tends to be more likelihood of becoming sick, or experiencing breathing problems.

How Can I Tell if I Have Mold?

Mold can occur in any home or business, and is more common than most people think. Mold tends to present itself in unseen ways before the visible evidence of mold appears. First, be careful to not mistake illness related to mold as something less serious like a cold or allergies. Breathing problems that don’t resolve in a normal amount of time, or frequent issues with nasal congestion and throat irritation should be considered as serious factors. Don’t wait too long before finding out if mold is present in your home.

Also, be sure to look out for the visible signs of mold. Mold around air vents is one of the first places that mold will begin to grow. All too many times, people see this and think it is just dust, rather than a more serious problem.

Mold appearing outside of the air vent.

What Should I Do if I Think I Have Mold?

First, don’t wait to find out if you have a mold problem in your home. The earlier you catch a mold the better. Remediating mold in its early stages is easier and less costly than more advanced mold issues. An air quality test and mold inspection from BioClean Remediation, LLC is the best place to start in identifying and treating a mold problem in your home. We will conduct a thorough visual inspection and air quality test using the latest technology in mold detection and provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the types and levels of mold in your home. If mold is not present, we will provide recommendations on how to keep your home and business mold-free and healthy for everyone. Give us a call at 251-504-0747 or contact us for a mold inspection and air quality analysis.