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Rain, rain, go away, we don’t want any mold today! Between the moisture from the summers warm, humid air and all the rain we get it is important to keep your home dry. Mold spores only grow when there is moisture in the air. Control the moisture levels and you will have control over the mold. It is also important to fix any water damaged areas in your home right away, if you do not fix the water damage problem and only take care of the mold, it is likely that the mold will return. Listed below is what you should know about mold according to the EPA.

  • Mold can effect your health associated with allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory issues.
  • There is no way to completely eliminate all traces of mold, only ways to control it, by controlling the moisture level. You can control the moisture level by using a dehumidifier.
  • If there is water damage, fix the source of the water problem.
  • Reduce indoor humidity to 30-60%.
  • Dry and clean off all water damaged objects withing a 48 hour period.
  • Prevent condensation. You can do this by making sure your home is properly insulated.
  • You can also install into your home a UV Germicidal Lights, to help you breath in the best quality air. So don’t let mold get the best of you! Make sure the air you are breathing in is clean and mold free. Keep the moisture under control to keep that mold out!

    So you’re probably asking what are UV germicidal lights?  UV germicidal lights kill the mold spores and certain live, airborne bacteria passing by the light to prevent them from being re-circulated into your home’s air.  The lights are similar to those used in hospitals, restaurants and laboratories, and are easy to install to your heating and cooling system.  The lights protect against mold and bacteria from easily spreading throughout your home.

    Some benefits of UV germicidal lights include:

    • Eliminates up to 99.9% of mold spores in your heating and cooling system
    • Kills up to 87% of certain live, airborne bacteria passing by the system
    • Helps maintain system efficiency and airflow

    So if you want cleaner air in your home, contact Casteel Heating and Cooling and ask about UV germicidal lights!