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Mold Potential is Reduced With Humidity Control

Published on: May 9, 2012

It can be challenging to spot mold in your home in Lowcountry, South Carolina and even more challenging to try to prevent it. Air conditioning experts in the Lowcountry typically recommend attacking humidity as the first line of defense against mold developing in your home. Humidity occurs when the warm air in your home is not properly ventilated and ends up turning into moisture. When moisture sits undisturbed, the next step is for it to turn into mold. Some common areas where mold develops include the bathtub and shower, laundry room, near the stove and other areas that produce a lot of steam. Mold is also common in walls and the foundation of a home.

If you are having issues with mold, a local air conditioning service can help you. The first thing that an air conditioning service technician will typically do is go through your home to pinpoint areas where mold is already growing. He or she will then safely remove the mold from your home. For serious mold infestations, most air conditioning service companies don’t recommend removing it on your own because the spores can be dangerous when inhaled. An air conditioning technician has the tools and equipment necessary for protection and can get rid of the mold safely.

To prevent mold from forming in the first place, the air conditioning technician may recommend a dehumidifier, a humidity monitor, an air purifier, ceiling fan or another product that helps to keep air circulating. The air conditioning service company should have information available about all of these products to help you make an informed decision. You should also make sure that your air ducts, air conditioning system and other major HVAC equipment are free of mold and bacteria. Unfortunately, they make ideal spots for mold to grow due to their dampness and darkness.