Air Conditioning Intake duct mold

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Old 06-07-19, 02:41 PM
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Air Conditioning Intake duct mold

Hello, Thanks in advance for reading this. I was replacing my filter for the AC this season here in the North Eastern US (Bergen County, NJ) and found a considerable amount of mold on the insulation inside the intake duct before the AC unit. For some reason the insulation is on the inside of the duct. See the pics.

My question is can this be cleaned or will I have to replace the duct? I have called a few duct cleaning companies and they all tell me that it's cleanable.

Thank you, Vincent

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Welcome to the forums.

That does look to be cleanable.
 
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Old 06-08-19, 12:56 PM
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Okay. I will start with a cleaning service. What should I look for in a good cleaning service?
 
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Old 06-08-19, 02:26 PM
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Maybe a positive Angie's list rating. ServPro is reputable national based company but may be a little pricey.

I see a fellow FiOS subscriber in NJ.......... ServPro
 
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Thanks for your help Pete.
 
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Old 06-11-19, 07:25 PM
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This just looks like normal dirt from the picture. I would not recommend Servpro to anyone. They normally use rotobrush which isn't very good at cleaning duct.

Find a company that uses negative pressure to clean the system. Make sure they are cleaning the coul, drain pan and blower
 
 

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