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Mold In Your HVAC System: Remediation Should Include Air Ducts

Brandon Kirk from Planet Duct hosting educational video about removing mold form air ducts
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When you are having mold work done in your house, there is one very important thing to pay attention to: the final air quality test that is performed once everything gets cleaned up. This test samples the concentration of mold spores in the air and decides whether your home is free and clear of mold, or if they need to go back and remediate more.

Educational Video Transcription

This post is geared toward talking to people who are in the water damage restoration industry, the people who are insurance adjusters, and people who are dealing with mold conditions in their house that are being remediated.

Mold Air Quality Test

When you are having mold work done in your house, there is one very important thing to pay attention to: the final air quality test that is performed once everything gets cleaned up. This test samples the concentration of mold spores in the air and decides whether your home is free and clear of mold, or if they need to go back and remediate more.

However, the issue that we’re running into as air duct cleaners in Colorado Springs is that even though the mold was cleared out, the residential ventilation system was never addressed. That means that there were still mold and mold spores in homeowner’s HVAC system that gets ignored by the mold restoration companies, AS WELL AS the final air quality test. Yes, the house may pass the test, but here’s the secret: the mold remediation company is running the air quality test in the house and taking all of their samples while the ventilation system is turned OFF. 30 seconds, one minute, two minutes after you turn that system back on you will fail that test if they did not properly address the mold and mold spores in your duct system, which is usually taped off while they’re doing the rest of the remediation.

How We Can Help | Planet Duct

At Planet Duct, not only are we NADCA certified, but we are Ventilation Systems Mold Remediators. Restoration companies are not usually geared to deal with your HVAC system. At Planet Duct, we can easily be a subcontractor to get mold out of the ventilation systems. Sub it out to me and bill it in exact to the insurance companies as a legitimate way to get a proper service. This way, the homeowner gets to breathe clean, mold-free air because we remove mold properly using a negative air system. We do antimicrobial treatment in the ducts, and safely remove all mold from being stuck in the duct system. 

If you are a homeowner dealing with mold in the house, an insurance adjuster, or you are working for a water it’s restoration company and you guys really are not set up to do that deal with mold inside of ventilation systems, call me at Planet Duct and I’ll be happy to work with you.