by Jeff Koonce
Mold is everywhere. It grows just about anywhere there is excess moisture. In the case of your heating and cooling system (especially with swamp coolers), that means ductwork, evaporator coils, and drip pans are the perfect environments for mold growth. This is especially dangerous because when left unchecked, as mold can spread through the air in your home and make your family sick.
It became obvious to me from my symptoms that we had a mold/algae infestation in our ductwork as well as some baseboard mold from window leaks.
Gary Rosen, PhD. is a leading authority on mold testing and remediation, and is the owner of Certified Mold and Allergen Free, Corp. According to Dr. Rosen, “Health problems resulting from mold toxin exposure are almost always related to mold contaminated ducting and/or AC – no matter how many times the AC or ducting has been ‘cleaned’.” Dr. Rosen states that cleaning done by an AC contractor or duct cleaning company is not effective for remediating mold. And he further states that most mold remediation professionals do not have the skill or training to treat the AC and ducts.
When Jeff Koonce came to my house to test for mold and remediate, the first thing he did was address the AC and ductwork. He is obviously well trained in both the correct product to use (chlorine dioxide), and how to use it in the AC/ductwork, as well as in the rest of the house. Jeff treated my situation as an emergency. He tested my house late on a Monday, did the remediation Tuesday and the breakdown Wednesday. I really appreciated the fast response. The result was a fresh, clean smelling house and no more mold spores! C.O., ABQ