May 2, 2008, Newsletter Issue #88: Central Air Cleaning and Mold

Tip of the Week

One of the major issues homeowners face is mold. Once it gets into your living spaces, it can become a serious hazard and will detract from the overall air quality in your house. If you notice mold in your grillwork, vents, or other parts of the central air system, consider having your central air system cleaned by a professional.

If you need such services, be sure to look for a company that specializes in mold inspection and decontamination. A full-service cleaning of your system should take care of any mold and bacteria issues. A company that doesn't address the mold issue is probably not worth the money. Your full-service duct cleaning is an investment in your health. It should include the following:

1. Cleaning all existing ductwork, the air handler cabinet, blower fan, and cooling coil;

2. Heat exchanger cleaning;

3. Mold inspection;

4. Mold/bacteria sanitation.

Getting this full-service treatment will insure you get a central air system perfectly capable of safely controlling your air. If your system is more than eight years old or if you are able to visually identify mold growth, the full-service clean is your best bet.

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