The beautiful state of Florida offers countless days of sunshine, warmth, and outdoor fun. Residents love the weather, but humid summers and storms can put a damper on things. High humidity and hurricanes can cause mold growth and water damage, but professional mold removal and restorative systems keep your home healthy. Mold removal and air-quality management lead to a cozier indoor environment for you and your family.
Black mold or Stachybotrys chartarum is the most well-known and most feared of the mold varieties. This type of mold is toxic to humans and can cause serious health problems when it grows indoors. Other types of mold commonly found in homes, like Aspergillus and Cladosporium, are less dangerous but tend to irritate people with allergies.
High levels of moisture and warm air create the perfect environment for mold growth. Toxic mold will cause flu-like symptoms in people exposed to its spores and can be especially harmful to infants, small children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems. Any types of mold found in your home should be removed to create a welcoming and safe environment for the whole family and any visitors.
Massive water damage caused by flooding is usually obvious and covered by most home insurance policies, but when a leak goes unnoticed or areas affected by flooding are missed, this can cause serious issues. Not only does water weaken many of the materials that make up the foundation of your home, but it also leads to mold growth.
Flooding in the areas with furnaces and water heaters can easily damage these products. System service and inspection should be scheduled any time water collects in your home to avoid damage and replacement costs. Because of the area’s frequent storms and the intense hurricane seasons, we offer memberships for residents who want to stay on top of their home’s needs.
Regular duct and vent cleaning is always a good idea, whether you are aware of mold growth or not.
In addition to making your home a healthier place, mold removal from your HVAC system will help it run more efficiently and give it a longer life. When mold and dust particles collect throughout the ductwork and vents, the heating or cooling systems have to work harder to push the affected air into the house. A system that works harder over time is going to wear out faster.
Mold can also collect in bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and anywhere in the home that’s frequently moist. Once mold grows, it spreads. The longer you wait to have it removed, the more there will be.
Keep track of humidity levels with a home automation system. Smart thermostats can connect to whole-home humidifiers to manage the moisture throughout your home. If you notice high humidity levels, schedule a service appointment, and we’ll improve the humidity control of your air conditioner.
Indoor Air Quality Systems
We offer products that work to restore and maintain a healthy home. Air purifiers clean the air as it cycles through your system. If your home suffered water damage and mold growth after flooding, a whole-home purifier will make sure the air is free of irritants and unwanted particles.
A media air purifier captures airborne particles in a filter to keep them out of the ductwork. Purification systems with UV lamps kill mold and bacteria before they grow, while sanitizing systems not only kill the contaminants, but also produce peroxide to clean your HVAC system. Whole-home air purifiers and filters are essential to repairing the air after flooding and help maintain a healthy home.
If you’ve experienced damage to your home from floods or other catastrophes, we are here to help. Call Ellington Air Conditioning and Heat today at 321-252-0469 for Brevard County and 305-307-5909 for the Middle and Lower Keys for help with mold removal or to schedule an appointment.
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