The Hidden Toxin in your Furnace

The Hidden Toxin in your Furnace
Fall and cold weather will soon be with us again. With the onset of cold weather, you probably turn on your furnace. Did you know that mold can appear in the furnace?
Mold in the furnace can become apparent when the blower pushes air throughout the home. Here are a few signs of mold in your furnace:
  1. The sudden onset of allergic symptoms involving the respiratory system such as cough, congestion, sinus infection, asthma, and bronchitis.
  2. Unexplained headaches, decrease in attention span or memory, difficulty concentrating, or dizziness.
  3. Other physical symptoms of mold could include skin rash, itchy eyes, fatigue, and a general unwell feeling that disappears when leaving the house.
If, after turning on your furnace, you experience any of the above health issues, you may want to check for mold. Check the furnace for black, gray-brown, gray-green, or white-and-orange spots. The insulation, condensers, cooling coils, and drip pans of furnaces and air conditioners, as well as the ducts are all potential areas where mold growth can occur. We recommend that you have a professional clean your mold problem to ensure that you remove all the mold spores. We are here to help, if you need any assistance, please contact us!