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Reliable AC Repair Jacksonville Tips: How To Remove Mold or Mildew In Your AC Unit
As a reliable AC repair Jacksonville and AC replacement Jacksonville company, Elite AC LLC sees a lot of different problems pop up when it comes to AC units. There are lots of things that can go wrong that the average homeowner can’t fix on their own. But there are a few problems that they can. Mold and mildew in the AC unit is one of them.
AC systems can get a buildup of mold fairly easily if they aren’t cleaned and inspected properly or if the air filter is dirty. Mold can crop up if it’s too humid as well – a problem we all suffer through here in Jacksonville. Some mold can’t be seen – only smelled – so it needs to be handled by a reliable AC repair Jacksonville company. But if you can see the mold or mildew in the AC system, you can actually take care of it on your own before calling in a reliable AC repair Jacksonville team. Here’s how to do it.
Choose a Cleaning Solution
There are a few solutions that will effectively get rid of mold in your AC unit: household detergent in water; commercial mold removal product; baking soda/detergent solution (½ baking soda, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp detergent); or a Borax solution (1 gal water/cup of Borax). These will all effectively remove mold from the AC system.
You’ll need to wear protective gear before going toe-to-toe with the mold in your AC unit. Here’s a quick list of things to wear:
- Respirator mask
- Rubber gloves
- Safety goggles
- Coveralls (if you’re sensitive to mold exposure)
Scrub Away the Problem
Now you’re ready to get started on the mold removal. Put the solution into a spray bottle , or use a damp rag or low-abrasive brush. Apply the solution generously to the mold in your AC unit. Let it sit for a couple minutes to really soak in. Take a paper towel or a towel (that you’ll wash and disinfect later) and wipe away the excess. Continue until the mold is gone.
Clean the Area and Let it Dry Out
Once the mold has been cleaned, clean up the area around the spot and get rid of anything that came into contact with the mold. Let the area in your AC system dry out by keeping it warm and well ventilated. You may want to get a dehumidifier to combat the typical Jacksonville humidity levels.
Check for Mold Again
After a few weeks, it’s a good idea to check for mold in the AC unit again. If you see any, it’s probably a condensation issue. Improve the air circulation, open a window, keep that dehumidifier going… whatever you need to do to keep that area dry, do it. This will stop the mold growth in its tracks.
Call Elite AC LLC
If that mold is being stubborn, you’ll need the help of a reliable AC repair Jacksonville and replacement company. Elite AC LLC will check your entire system for mold and mildew, and we’ll be happy to get rid of it for you too. We aren’t happy until you are, and if that mold is getting you down, it’s time for it to go. Call Elite AC LLC today and let’s get to work.