Jul 14 2016

moldMold has the potential to become a persistent problem for many homeowners, especially during the hot, humid summer months in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Look for these three warning signs, and learn how to keep mold at bay.

Musty Odors

For many Maryland homeowners, a musty odor is often the first sign of a problem. Since spores thrive in moist, dark areas in your home, you’ll typically notice a stronger smell in bathrooms, in the basement, or around home appliances that rely on water connections.

Your air conditioner is one of the many systems that can serve as a breeding ground for mold in your home. If water accumulates on the indoor coils, the spores can grow and enter your home’s air supply. At Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc., we recommend installing an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light to kill mold and other bacteria before it affects the rest of your home.

Respiratory Issues

Whether mold originates in the air conditioner or elsewhere in your home, your family members may develop respiratory issues. Congestion, coughing, and watery eyes can all signal a mold problem in your home, especially if you notice that these issues become less severe when you leave your home.

A whole-home dehumidifier can help your HVAC system to regulate humidity in your home. This type of system works to decrease indoor moisture and keep it at a healthy level.

Greenish or Grayish Growths

Since mold is typically green, gray, or even black, it is often easy to spot when it becomes problematic. Cleaning supplies might address mold problems in the bathroom or kitchen. To deal with large-scale mold issues in your home, contact our experienced HVAC technicians to learn more about mold remediation solutions and how to prevent a recurrence of mold throughout your home.

Whether you have a full-blown mold problem or you want to take steps to prevent it from happening, the professionals at Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. are here to help. Call us at 410-919-0110 for all of your HVAC system and indoor air quality needs.

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