Commercial Air Conditioning Units And Mold Risk


If you own a commercial building, the health and safety of your tenants should be your number one priority. Mold can develop in the ventilation system, making your tenants sick because it often hides in obscure places and is not easily detected during a visual inspection. While mold spores can make the air quality in your building unhealthy, there are a number of preventative interventions a commercial air conditioning contractor can do to help prevent mold proliferation before it causes serious illness.

Maintain Ductwork

The commercial air conditioning ductwork can get loaded up with debris, dirt, and dust. When airflow is impaired as a result of dirty ductwork, the air quality inside your building may not be healthy. Also, if your roof has a leak, water may get inside the ductwork.

If leaks are not discovered early and addressed, mold will grow inside the ventilation system, and every time the air conditioning unit is turned on, the spores may contaminate the air that your tenants are breathing.

The air conditioning contractor will make sure that your air ducts are clean, and if he or she finds evidence of mold, every attempt will be made to get rid of it. If the mold infestation is significant, your contractor may recommend that you have the entire ductwork system removed and replaced with a new system. 

Checking The Drain Pain

Mold can also build up in the drain pain and condenser coils of your commercial air conditioning unit. When standing water in the drain pain and coils is not removed, mold spores and mildew can infiltrate your building's heating and cooling system.

Also, your air conditioning contractor will check the emergency shutoff mechanism to make sure that it is in good working order. The emergency shutoff feature detects when the drain pan has too much water in it.

When the water level gets too high in the drain pain, it may overflow, leading to damage and mold development. A well-maintained shutoff system will help ensure that the air conditioning unit shuts off the compressor so that the water in the pan does not get too high.

If you own a commercial building, make an appointment with a commercial air conditioning contractor, who will inspect your system. If he or she detects mechanical breakdowns or mold infestation, a corrective plan of action will be developed so that your unit runs smoothly to keep the air quality healthy for your tenants.

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Last summer, I realized that I didn't have the money anymore to keep paying steep power bills. My budget was stretched paper thin, and I was worried about how to make ends meet. One day, it occurred to me that the problem might stem from my air conditioning unit. I went outside and noticed that the sides were really clogged with dead leaves, dirt, and debris. I called my friend, who works as an HVAC contractor, to find out how to fix the problem. This blog is filled with articles about how to keep your HVAC system clean and perfect, so that you don't have to worry about a failing system.

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