Mold can grow just about anywhere, even inside of your air conditioner. There are many curves in the pipes in an air conditioner, which means water can sit in them for a very long time, creating mold. So how can you avoid mold growth in your air conditioner?
Control Humidity and Moisture –
Make sure your air conditioner has humidity control. This will control the moisture level in the air and prevent mold growth. The humidity level in your home should be below 55%; anything over 55% will cause mold to start growing.
Keep it Running –
Moisture can build up in the air when a home has no airflow. When temperatures rise and moisture builds up, it creates the perfect breeding ground for mold. Never shut your air conditioner off completely; allow it to run on “auto” in order to continuously cycle the air in the house.
Perform Regular Maintenance Checks –
The inside of an air conditioner is dark, warm, and moist; the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Clean your air conditioner regularly and remove any signs of water that you see. Mold can grow very quickly if not noticed and taken care of it right away.
Control Dust –
Dust assists mold in growing in and around air conditioners. The easiest way to avoid mold from growing and spreading in an air conditioner, is to vacuum the dust away. Make sure to clean every part of the air conditioner; the ducts, the evaporator, and the blower. Also, make sure to vacuum the rest of your home regularly to remove all dust, pollen, and other organic compounds that mold can feed off of.
If you still have a mold problem from your air conditioner, contact Infinity Abatement for mold remediation today!