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Address Mold and Mildew With an Air Purifier

If you’re struggling with mold around your home, it definitely needs to be treated. But aside from that, you also have to take steps toward preventing mold growth from happening again in the future. Otherwise, you’ll just keep facing mold growth again and again in a never ending battle. 

Installing an air purifier in Alachua, FL, is a great way to combat mold in your home. You can keep reading for more about the benefits of an air purifier and how a whole-house model works to improve your indoor air quality. Then give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment to talk about what type of air purifier you want and how it would benefit your home and family.

How Mold and Mildew Develop

Mold and mildew need a moist environment to establish and spread. The spores are always present in the air we breathe to some degree. But in order for them to latch onto surfaces and spread, they need the right environmental factors. The problem with this is that once mold and mildew take hold, more of the spores enter the air and make an infestation even harder to beat.

Addressing Mold and Mildew

The first step to addressing a mold or mildew problem in your home is to find the source of the problem. If you have a leak or high humidity levels in your home, these need to be addressed before you can get rid of the mold and keep it from coming back. 

Otherwise, you’ll fight a losing battle against mold as it continues to grow back again and again. Address leaks and repair any broken seals and windows and doors so that mold doesn’t have a chance to grow back again after you clean and eliminate it this time. 

After addressing the source of the mold growth, it’s time to clean away any existing infestation. There may be times when you can do this on your own with bleach cleaners, but other times you may need to call it in for professional help.

The Role of an Air Purifier

Once you have an infestation under control, you can prevent future problems by investing in a whole-house air purifier. We already mentioned that mold and mildew spores are always in the air around us. An air purifier helps to eliminate the spores from the air circulating through your home, so that you can breathe easier. With less spores in the air, there’s also less of a chance that the spores will be able to take hold and develop into an infestation on surfaces around your home. 

An air purifier works around the clock to constantly filter air and improve your indoor air quality. The only maintenance required for these unique systems is changing out the filter or UV light once each year. It’s a step that our team can complete during your annual HVAC maintenance appointment.

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