12 Jul. 21

Can Air Purifiers Remove Household Mold Spores?

Mold can be found everywhere especially in areas exposed to high temperatures and high humidity. If you breathe in mold, it can increase your likelihood of developing health problems that may lead to serious conditions if they are ignored. This is why homeowners are considering purchasing air purifiers to minimize the possibility that mold forms and causes them harm.

What is mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that develops in areas with excessive moisture. It is typically microscopic but can grow and release spores that can float around whole areas. Mold can be found both indoors and outdoors and can enter your home through open windows, doors, and through your home’s HVAC system. Getting rid of molds inside your home can be challenging, however there are many ways to minimize or prevent its growth.

Is mold dangerous for your health?

Some people are not affected by mold. Those who are most affected are those with a sensitivity to mold or those with respiratory diseases like asthma. Simply inhaling these spores can cause a sensitive person to have an allergic reaction, sneeze, have a runny nose, red eyes, and even cause skin rashes. Some people may also experience severe and life threatening symptoms such as shortness of breath. It can also trigger an asthma attack in those with respiratory diseases. 

How air purifiers can help

The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to combat any mold problems before they can escalate. One of the most effective ways to do this is to use an air purifying device. Air purifiers can remove mold spores indoors so that you and your family don’t inhale them. It is important that you use HEPA filters to effectively trap airborne mold spores. These filters have activated carbon fibers that help eliminate odors and germicidal UV-C light to prevent mold spore growth. Air purifiers are most effective in rooms where people tend to be the most. For example, bedrooms, living rooms, and possibly kitchens. Getting an air purifier can help lower mold spore concentration around your home. 

You cannot completely get rid of mold spores as they can enter from the outside but you can keep their numbers at a very low concentration so that they don’t irritate anyone in your home. While air purifiers can help eliminate mold spores, they cannot help address any mold growth concerns that you may have. If you have a mold problem, it is best to hire a professional to deal with that issue directly in order to protect the health of you and your loved ones. 

Air purifiers can help in managing allergens that may trigger an allergy attack but cannot eliminate mold that grows on top of a surface. Contact us at 1 (888) 238-2067 for any of your mold removal or water damage needs.