Mold is a fairly common problem for homeowners in Northbrook, Illinois, that can be difficult to spot and even harder to treat. The fungus thrives in humid, dark places, and even in out of access areas, and so can be a problem that is hard to detect. This creates cause for concern since molds can actually make you sick. At Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians can find the source of the problem and help you to create a healthy environment for your family.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that thrives in damp places. In the home, it is typically found in basements, around leaks in roofs, around plumbing fixtures, and in HVAC systems. It is hardly ever seen and yet can still cause a number of airborne illnesses, ranging from the mildly irritating to the potentially fatal. Mold spores proliferate in the presence of moisture.

Impact of Mold on Your Health

While the spores can pop up in many areas of the home, within an HVAC system it is particularly troublesome since the forced air can send mold spores directly into the air your family is breathing. Breathing in mold is not good for anyone, but people with asthma or allergies are at risk for serious health complications.

What to Do When You Suspect Mold

If you smell or see mold around your HVAC system’s components, it is best to call the professionals. Without the assistance of the experts on our team, you may run the risk of letting mold thrive in your HVAC system. Regular HVAC maintenance, duct cleaning, and a portable or whole-home dehumidifier are all great options for controlling and eliminating molds.

If you believe there is mold in your HVAC system, we will help you to determine the best solution(s) for your home. Our technicians will start an immediate plan to protect the air in your home. At Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, we have been helping homeowners in the Northbrook community for decades. Give us a call at 847-272-5836 for professional and effective HVAC solutions.

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