Some people rarely think of what is lurking behind a dirty air vent. Perhaps you can see some mildew on the outside or notice a mildew odor in your home or office. The appearance of mold growth in your vents and duct work can be a cause for concern, because it can be an indication that something is not right. The quality of the air you breathe is important for you, your loved ones and/or your co-workers.
An indoor air sample test is a good way to find out what type of mold is present in your home or office. Air sample collection or indoor air quality testing is often recommended when mold cannot be seen directly, but there is suspicion of mold presence.
If your home is affected by mold, you are probably having allergy symptoms like: runny nose, coughing or sneezing, sinus infections, ear infections, skin rashes and even asthma attacks! Because some people are more sensitive to mold than others, your symptoms could vary from one member of the family to another. Molds are usually not a problem outdoors, but can become a problem indoors because when mold spores land on a wet or damp surface, they begin reproducing rapidly and release allergens that get re-circulated inside your home. Mold can cause serious health problems to you and your loved ones, so it is important to follow the following guidelines to prevent mold growth inside your home: