Mold is one of those household problems that many homeowners fear. Not only is mold unpleasant to look at, but it can be dangerous to your family’s health. By understanding the most common causes of it, you can take protective measures to minimize your home’s risk of experiencing mold growth.
Mold flourishes in environments with high humidity. If you live near a large body of water, you’re going to have more trouble with mold than in other areas of the country. The best measure of defense against high indoor humidity is proper household ventilation.
Because basements are below ground level, they are naturally exposed to higher levels of moisture. Enhancing air circulation and ventilation can help to keep moisture levels under control and minimize mold growth in your basement.
Leaking Air Conditioning System
Air conditioning units produce moisture, but they are designed to drain this moisture out of your home. If your air conditioning system is producing cold air, you may not think to check it. However, even a small leak in the drainage systems can lead to mold growth over time. You may notice a thick, white-looking mold near where the leak is occurring.
Reliable Indoor Air Quality Services
HVAC Services, Inc. provides reliable indoor air quality services for the entire South Central Kentucky community. We can also help with your heating, cooling, sheet metal fabrication, and energy efficiency needs for both residential and commercial clients in Glasgow, KY. Call us today to get the professional help you need from our experienced technicians.