Mold, Mildew, that musty smell, and what to do about it.

Our home is pretty close to perfect to me. We have some incredible
neighbors that have become our forever friends.
As far as the house structure itself, I find myself telling my husband
we need to hire a company to clean the air ducts and dryer vent every
Spring. You know in his mind he's saying, yep I'll put that on my list.
I’m an Air Conditioner or Heat girl. Our thermostat is never in the
off mode. I like air moving at all times in the house.

But what I don’t like is the thought of all that dust, cat hair, and dirt that

falls into the floor ducts. I know it’s there, I might not see all of it way

down through the basement, but we are breathing that air, every second.


This week the weather has been in the mid 60 degree mark. I turned the

Air Conditioner on in my car for the first time since October time frame.

It smelled awful. I had to open all the car windows for a few minutes to

get the smell out. I know exactly what that smell is, it's bacteria in the AC

lines, because I've had it cleaned out before at the car dealer. Not only

do we need to keep the air in our home bacteria free, but in the cars as

well.


Is there mold, mildew, or bacteria lurking in our air handler equipment at

home, I’m gonna go with a yes. That’s a strong yes. Call Nash Everettfor Mold Removal, Duct Cleaning, Moisture Management, and MicrobialTesting. There, now that's one thing to cross of the list, once

you give a professional a call to give your house a free inspection.


take a look at these air ducts, before and after. gross, right.

(photo credit Nash Everett)

Our girls have allergies to dust mites, mold, mildew, and pet dander. And yes, we have a cat. With cat hair in places we don’t even see. I envision it  swirls around at night while no one is looking and goes right through the vent system. 

Then there is the dryer. I clean the lint trap every time I use the dryer. But

what am I missing? Did you ever see that little pile of lint outside your

house where the dryer vents out? I know by seeing that outside the vent,

there is more trapped in the vent, and well, I don't know how to clean that.

We don’t have a yearly to do list to clean the ducts, inspect for mold,

mildew, or air quality. But we should. 

Honestly for me, I’d hire a professional for a home evaluation and have

peace of mind that the air in the house is clean for us to breathe.

These days, clean air and ventilation are big topics in the world.

I’m all in for that. Nothing like a stuffy house or a musty smelling

basement, it makes me want to pull up my collar and breath through my

shirt when I visit a place like that. Do you know what I mean?


The real estate market is moving fast.

If you are purchasing a new home, even a new construction,

consider having a home evaluation assessment because who knows what

the previous owners lived like, and in new construction there is drywall

dust, and all kinds of little pieces from the construction that end up in the

air handler/ducts.

Mold and Mildew can lurk in unseen places, like from a leaky toilet, pipes, snow, and rain. Mold and Mildew in the home increases breathing problems,  health issues, and COPD symptoms.


Hire a professional to look at areas prone to mold and mildew.

If you think see mildew in your home be sure to get Nash Everett to help with any mildew removal in the Neptune City area. They combine the latest in technology and products to remove mold and mildew in your residence and will help you and your loved ones feel their best.


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