If you’re poking around your house on a renovation or just checking things out and you come across a slimy greenish-black patch of ugliness, you may have found black mold.
Black mold can contribute to serious respiratory health issues like respiratory bleeding, aggravation of asthma or bronchitis. Increased susceptibility to cold and flu has also been attributed to unchecked black mold.
How is mold naturally controlled outdoors?
Mold growth outdoors is controlled by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. That’s why mold only grows where it is dark. But it can be tough to get ultraviolet light into every nook and cranny of your home.
However what we do know is that, regardless of where the mold is growing, spores are going to travel along the air currents in your home. That means your ducting. So an excellent front line of defense against black mold is to put a mold killing machine in your duct work.
Create a mold force field in your home’s ductwork
You may not be able to catch all mold where it grows, but you can limit its effect by using high quality filtration. We suggest that you set up a mold “force field” in you ductwork. Filters such as the MicroPower Guard® /Air Ranger provide protection from 97% of all particulate down to the 0.3 micron size. That includes mold spores. This filter also uses an active electromagnetic field to help capture particulate in its filter element.
Indoor Ultraviolet Germicidal Light
We also suggest that you install an ultraviolet germicidal light in your vent system to simulate the effect of the sun’s rays. The UV light will help to kill mold spores that are traveling in your system providing you even more protection from black mold.
A combination of UV light and ultra filtration will go a long way to eliminating mold in your ventilation system and keep the spores out of you and your family’s lungs. Virtually every home has some form of mold growing somewhere, so while you can work to eliminate the growth itself, you should also work to eliminate any transport through your vent system.