September 1

Guide To Clean Mold From Your AC Unit


Any mold growing in your home is a huge risk to your health. Mold can grow in the damp spaces of your home in areas like the basement, attic, and even your AC unit.

When mold spores are released into your home, your air quality reduces significantly. Mold can be dangerous for anybody living in the home and even more so for people with allergies, mold sensitivity, or weakened immune systems.


How Does Mold Grow In Your Air-Con Unit?

Mold needs moisture and an organic food source to grow. There are several ways mold grows in air conditioners including:

  • Your condenser and evaporation coils in the AC may have leaks if they are not properly drained.
  • The organic food source can be dust particles in the unit.
  • The dust particles accumulate with time when you do not clean the unit regularly.

It is advisable to clean out mold from any spaces you have. Here are some pointers on how to clean mold from your AC unit.


1. A Solution of Bleach, Dish Soap, & Water.

You can mix these and put them in a bowl, then use a cloth to soak in the solution and wipe off the mold from the unit. You need to be careful not to damage the parts of the aircon unit when cleaning.

For window units, you can disassemble the unit and clean the inner parts. Ensure you get all the mold out because leaving even the smallest traces means that you will have to deal with the same issue several months down the line.


2 Call Professional HVAC Services

If you inspect your AC and notice that there is a lot of molds, you should contact a professional AC repair service to handle the cleaning. They have the tools and the expertise to do the job right and will make sure your unit doesn’t get damaged or mold spores spreading throughout your home. If your ducts have been affected by mold, you should let experts handle it.


3. Replacing The Unit

If the unit has been affected by mold such that it can’t be cleaned properly you should consider replacing it. Leaving traces of mold will only have you dealing with the same issue a few months later.

Once you replace the moldy AC unit with a new one, take measures to ensure proper drainage of the condenser and evaporation coils. You should also schedule regular cleaning to prevent dust from accumulating in the unit.

You will need to shut off the system if you realize that there is mold growing in your ductwork. Avoid DIY solutions for extensive mold growth as it might make the situation worse, risking poor air quality and health problems.


How Is Indoor Air Pollution A Risk To Pregnant Women?

Poor indoor air quality is a significant risk to pregnant women because it affects the baby’s overall health. Contaminants are capable of crossing the placenta and directly affecting the development of your baby. The more a pregnant woman is exposed to pollutants in the air, the more at risk the baby is.

Calling an HVAC professional to deal with mold in the AC ensures that the overall health of everyone in the home is at its best. Call professional HVAC to clean your moldy unit today.


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