Air conditioning systems can cause mold to grow deep in the ductwork system of your home. This mold can be dangerous to your health if it becomes detached from the walls of your ducts and gets inhaled. Spores can be released in the air and can cause illness, especially for anyone who already has respiratory issues such as asthma or COPD. Ductwork is often difficult to reach and to clean using normal methods. Here are three proven ways to deal with killing and cleaning the mold from your air ducts:

Try an Ozone Shock Treatment

High concentrations of ozone can kill mold and keep it from continuing to grow and to spread. An ozone generation machine can be bought or rented for the procedure. Start by covering all of the vents in your home with plastic to keep any ozone from escaping from your ductwork. Hook the generator up to the intake of your air conditioning unit, and turn it on high for several hours. This will expose all of the mold, hidden or not, in various parts of your duct system to high levels of ozone.

Air Out Your Home

When you’re done with the treatment, remove the plastic from your vents, and turn on your air conditioner in order to flush fresh air through your ducts. Opening windows and doors while this is happening can reduce the smell of the ozone treatment.

Hire a Specialists

Some mold issues are severe enough to require professional cleaning. If your mold problem is still present after you’ve tried an ozone treatment, it’s time to seek more specialized help. Technicians from Carson Brothers Montana can perform a thorough cleaning of your Kalispell duct system so that you can have peace of mind about the safety of the air in your home.

A Trusted HVAC Company

Carson Brothers Montana has been offering comprehensive heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance services in Kalispell since 1976. We’re also highly experienced with ductless mini-split systems, indoor air quality, and geothermal systems. If you’re dealing with an emergency repair situation, you’ll be able to take advantage of our 24/7 availability. Our NATE-certified technicians can complete any type of project in a highly efficient and professional manner.

To learn more about how we could serve your climate comfort needs in Kalispell, MT, give Carson Brothers Montana a call today.

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