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Explore the Effective Steps for Killing Mold on Your HVAC System

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Presence of mold in your HVAC system could pose serious threats to your overall well-being, hygiene, and health. It is very difficult to get completely rid of mold. However, there are several natural cleaners and chemicals that could prove to be quite effective depending on the intensity and degree of penetration and the precise kind of the species.

As mostly mold in ACs would be growing because of dust and damp that has accumulated in the unit, it is essential to remove all the moisture, dirt, and dust thoroughly from the affected areas. Fortunately, you just would need to devote some of your valuable time and certain effective household cleaning supplies for restoring your air conditioning machine to its optimum functioning levels minus the hazards associated with the harmful mold. Here are some steps to take for effectively killing mold that is found in your HVAC system.

Wear Proper Equipment for Personal Safety & Protection

Safeguarding your health and overall well-being is supposed to be of top priority for all cleaning endeavors and processes. You must wear proper nitrile or rubber gloves, eyewear, and also, a good quality air mask or respirator that is designed in a manner so that it completely blocks the harmful mold spores from getting into your lungs. You must always wear the right gear for avoiding any direct contact with the harmful mold.

You must wear safety goggles without any air vents present on the sides. If you are even slightly allergic or sensitive to this fungal issue, it is best to wear overalls for safeguarding your skin to the extent possible. In case you seem to be seriously sensitive to any exposure to the mold, it is best to hire the services of a professional to efficiently perform the killing act. Professionals know how to get rid of mold in air ducts.

Switch Off Your HVAC System

Switch off your HVAC system. If the AC is working and the air is constantly blowing, you would be finding the mold spores floating away in the entire ductwork, making things excessively hazardous to your overall health.

Determine the Precise Cause

You need to identify the actual cause that triggers the growth of the mold. Once you identify the actual cause, you would not need to keep on worrying about it to keep coming back.

Create a Mixture

You could effectively create a good cleaning substance by mixing 2 cups of water, 4 drops of dish detergent liquid, and 1 cup of bleach. This helps in cleaning up the mess to some extent.

Consider Removing the Air Filter

Use the effective mold killing spray just before you start taking proactive measures for preventing mold spores from hazardously floating in the air. Wear the right protective gear including the respiratory mask. The filter could come out on its own or simply by unscrewing some of the screws. If the filter is disposable put it in a plastic bag and seal it before throwing it away. If the filter is usable again, you must dip it in a mix of hot water along with 1 cup bleach and also, 3 drops of a good quality dish detergent. You could keep the filter nicely soaked in the effective solution while you are taking good care of the machine. You must rinse and take away the air filter after soaking it for 15 minutes. Then you may carry on working with the AC. Rinse well and remove the filter from the water.

Completely Wipe Dry

Scrubbing the grill is necessary. Use a generous amount of bleach spray. You may use the scrub brush or the plastic scrubber, along with an effective bleach spray for getting rid of the mold completely. Clean the grill scrupulously. Use a soft rag for wiping it totally dry.


Now reassemble the AC parts and replace the grill. You could effectively screw the grill properly into its original place and put back the filter in the correct position. You may mist the filter using slightly more of the bleach spray for hampering the growth of the mold in future.

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