The dangers of mold in your ac duct. Why should you be concerned?

The dangers of mold in your ac duct. Why should you be concerned?

Summers especially in a climate like Dubai, United Arab Emirates can be difficult to survive without a properly functioning AC system. A hot and humid climate drains all our power and strength, preventing us from functioning properly. However, a big thanks to the evolution of technology in inventing HVAC systems, so that we’re able to make the most and get going!

Unfortunately, though, increased humidity during the hot summer months can hamper the functioning of your HVAC system. A hot and damp ambiance can make the air ducts a haven for mold to thrive. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to these keenly before you find yourself troubled.

How mold can impact your health?


Mold and mold spores can adversely impact the air quality in your home. Moreover, mold can severely harm vulnerable members of your family more severely especially children and the elderly. 

Mold growth in the ac ducts is a common occurrence in this part of the world. With high humidity, it is pertinent that steps be taken to ensure that the ac ducts are free of Mold.

Let’s take a look at what you can do to deal with mold problems in your air ducts!

What causes mold to grow in Air Ducts?

The hot and humid ambiance leads to the breeding of undesirable fungus and that is, mold, which can grow and thrive in your air ducts. It can even easily spread across your entire home or building through your HVAC system. Mold growth is especially high with a change in season, especially when we enter the summer months.

The components of an HVAC system lead to moisture buildup in the form of condensation inside it due to dehumidification, which can trigger the production of mold in air ducts. Not maintaining the humidity levels inside the home can result in mold growth and thriving in your ac ducts. Since the inside of the air ducts is usually out of sight, it results in a state of “Out of Sight, Out of mind”.

The weather conditions in UAE that see sandstorms, erratic rain and constant dust activity due to construction air ducts prove to be a favorable environment for mold as they are filled with dust particles, dander, pollen, and more, which become their source of nourishment.  

Therefore, it becomes essential to get your HVAC system deep cleaned twice a year for a better indoor environment.

In addition to this, any leaks in the house especially in the kitchen, bathroom, or on the roof can end up filling your air ducts with moisture, providing room for mold to thrive. Moreover, poor ventilation in the kitchen area causes the smoke to travel into your rooms and eventually enter the air ducts, creating a perfect environment for mold to grow.

Symptoms of Mold in Air Ducts

The only way to verify the presence of mold in air ducts is by hiring professional mold remediation services. However, if you’re wondering how to detect mold on your own, then lookout for a few things that can surely help you in pointing out the presence of mold in your air ducts. Let’s have a look:  

👉 Musty Odor

👉 Allergy-like symptoms

👉 Visible mold

👉 Black dust

All these signs indicate the infestation of mold in your air ducts and should never be neglected.

One can also do a simple DIY test: A quick test for mold can be done when you dip a swab in diluted bleach (1 part bleach, 16 parts water) and dab it on the wall. If the spot quickly lightens (or keeps coming back after cleaning), assume it’s mold.

How to get rid of Mold hidden in Air Ducts?

If you suspect mold in your HVAC system, the EPA suggests not running your AC as it could cause the mold to spread across other areas of your house. It’s best to deal with the problem by hiring professional mold remediation and HVAC cleaning services as early as possible to minimize damage, health hazards, and future expense.

How does Tanziif  help in eradicating mold from your air ducts?

If you are ready to eradicate mold from your air ducts and reduce the amount of air pollution in your home, give Tanziif professionals a call. Tanziif endeavors to create more awareness for mold and its ill effects by providing a FREE INSPECTION wherein our inspector comes in to do a detailed inspection to “Identify the source of mold” using specialized tools such as a thermal camera and a moisture meter. Tanziif specializes in mold removal and the team of certified technicians will come and ensure the removal of mold from its source giving you complete peace of mind.



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