Dust that accumulates in your air ducts can lead to microbial growth
Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, and mold can easily exist in your ducts. You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if:
- There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
- Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects).
- Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.
If you do decide to have your air ducts cleaned, give SERVPRO of Arlington Heights/Prospect Heights a call at 847-637-3445, and we will be happy to come to your home or business to clean out the ducts for you.