Air conditioning should be refreshing and comforting. Nothing ruins the enjoyment of cool air quite like a mold or mildew smell coming with it. If your AC smells like mildew, body odor, decay, or other foul odors, it’s time to troubleshoot the problem and call a professional for effective cleaning and repairs.
Mold and mildew smells can start at virtually any point in the flow of air conditioning. When working properly, AC units can overcome the presence of moisture, condensation, and exposure to the elements. Here are the most common reasons that a mildew smell begins to form:
If the mildew smell remains after you replace the filter and check the drain pan, call a professional. Depending on the location and extent of the mildew, cleaning an air conditioner can be quite difficult as a DIY project.
Mold tends to grow and spread quickly, so even if the problem began with the air filter or drain pan, your AC may continue to produce a mildew smell because of moisture and filth collected in the coils and/or ductwork.
Professional cleaning helps get rid of the smell faster and keeps the smell away longer. Simply cleaning, however, does not fix the root cause. If this is an ongoing issue, you have a problem with your air conditioning system that is causing this issue. Your technician can survey the situation to determine if an underlying problem needs to be fixed so the smell doesn’t keep coming back.
For help with a mildew smell from the air conditioner in Southern California, call the experts at Dynamic Air Services to clean and fix the problem. We’ll have you smelling clean, healthy air as fast as possible.
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