If you know or spot moulds in air vents in your home, do not take it lightly or think there is nothing to worry about. In fact, moulds are extremely harmful to your health. You and your family members will experience itchy, red and watery eyes, frequent sneezing and running nose, coughing and even a few specific allergic reactions.

Therefore, when you notice nose stuffiness, irritation in your throat or wheezing when you are indoors, and the HVAC system is on, rest assured that the issue lies inside the air vents. You have black moulds growing in your air vent for sure.

Take immediate action

The only way to know whether there are moulds in the air vents is the health symptoms that you will experience. As you will not be able to see the inside of your air vents as clearly as the moulds growing on the walls, ceilings, floors, and fabrics, it is best to have your home inspected for moulds at least once in a year.
  • Schedule your inspection especially after the wet seasons as moulds usually grow in areas that are damp.
  • Take immediate action when you are reported to have mould infestation in your home, especially if there is mold in air ducts
  • To ensure that your family is not at risk, follow the comprehensive guide to understand the symptoms and to know about the solutions. 
  • Gather all other important and relevant information about health threatening issues these moulds can cause. 
  • Know about the preventative maintenance from an experienced air conditioner professional to prevent these dangerous organisms from coming back to the air duct system.
  • If you research, you will come to know about the features of black mould to identify the enemy as and when it starts to grow. Stachybotrys Chartarum or Black mould is a species of fungi. These are distinctly noticeable due to the black colour as opposed to green, grey, or even white coloured moulds. 

Know how it spreads

These dark, slimy, greenish-black or grey organisms usually grow in spaces where there are moisture and dampness. Once it starts growing, it will reproduce at a rapid pace and fill the entire space in a very short time. It consumes organic substances and releases spores in the air. These spores when entering your room through the air vent when the air conditioner is running will be inhaled and ingested by the occupants resulting in chronic health issues.

The mould feeds on wood and cotton and can grow on any damp surface such as drywall, carpet, insulation, air vents, metal, plastic or glass. If you do not clean the air vents by a professional regularly, then these moulds will have a lot of dust to feed on and grow continually. Therefore, have your air ducts inspected and cleaned regularly. If there are any leaks, repair it immediately and maintain it well by you or by a professional air vent cleaning and repair service provider.

These little efforts will not let the black moulds to thrive, grow or come back to pose serious health risks.