What Should You Know About Mold In Your Ducts ?
We would like to share some of our knowledge with you about mold !
Mold or fungi prefer to grow in moist, warm areas, indoors and out. Winds can carry active mold spores from warmer climates into our region. Mold can survive the winter by finding locations in soil or decomposing plant matter, using it as a nutrient source. During Spring and Summer months, a dramatic increase in the amount of mold spores can usually be found in decaying plant material like turned soil, clipped grass, and mulches. “Alternaria” is one type of the molds allergens associated with sporulation and with lawn mowing. It grows on old grass clippings left on the lawn and spores are released with the disturbance of the mower. Mold can grow indoors in bathrooms, kitchens, and damp basements. Of particular concern in San Diego where we often use air conditioning, are wet condensation spots within the system which can harbor mold on very little nutrient support.
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The dust mite is not itself an indoor air allergen, but enzymes they secrete convert some proteins from dead skin cells into airborne molecules that cause allergic reactions in most people. These microscopic arthropods hide in the dust, flaked skin cells, and can be found even in the cleanest homes. Though not visible to the naked eye, the allergic impact is felt by all who are sensitive to it. The dust mite’s favorite hiding place is in areas where shed skin cells are richest in supply. This includes all bedding, cloth furniture, carpets and rugs, as well as clothing. Duct cleaning and filtering skin cell dust limits the effect of dust mites. Also, cats and dogs cause allergies but in a different way. Their furs support dander creation, and is something to which we can become sensitized. Dander is just dried saliva protein left on the fur from licking that is aerosolized with pet motion and petting. (!)