Mould is a term used to refer to different types of fungi. It grows in filaments and later on reproduce to create spores. Mould can either grow outdoors or indoors and they strive in moist and humid environments. Essentially, you can find mould in any environment and in any season.
But did you know that one of the most common places mould thrives is in your air conditioner? The inside of your unit is a perfect breeding ground for mould to thrive because it is warm and dark. There is also a phenomenon called entrainment wherein your air conditioners draw in moisture every time it is turned on. This is one of the causes of mould growth. When cool air passes through vents during the hot season, the moisture present in the air can condense within your air vents. Try to imagine a glass of cold water. What happens when you take it out on a hot sunny day? In a matter of seconds you’ll notice beads of moisture forming on the outer surface of the glass. This is what happens inside your air conditioner.
Mould in your air conditioner should be treated as a serious problem because it can spread and may become airborne and could compromise your health. The presence of mould can trigger allergic reactions that can result in more serious conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma attacks. Mould can also cause wheezing, headaches, sore throat and shortness of breath.
In order to protect your health you need to prevent mould from forming inside your air conditioner. One way of doing this is to have your air conditioner cleaned regularly. Keep in mind that an ounce of prevention is always better than cure. Keeping your air conditioner mould free right from the very start is a better choice.
Air conditioner experts advise that in order to keep your air conditioners free of mould you need to have it cleaned by professionals. Your best recourse is to contact a credible and trusted air conditioner cleaning company like HydroKleen.
At HydroKleen we are committed to ensuring your air conditioning systems are free of mould. At HydroKleen we specialise in cleaning and santising air conditioners to remove organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew that can make you and your family sick. Our comprehensive air conditioning cleaning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean to reduce the probability of sickness caused by organisms trapped in your air conditioners.