Fan Coil Unit Mold Remediation
Moisture and organic materials found inside a fan coil unit causes the growth of mold and often requires mold remediation of the fan coil.
Most fan coil units in condominiums use a 2-4 pipe system where water is carried throughout all units, in the winter hot water is provided by the condominium boiler and in the summer cold water by the chiller.
This is due to excessive accumulation of moisture and organic food source.
As occupants do not generally check or maintain the inside of the fan coil units in their condominium, they are unaware and are breathing and spreading mold spores that are residing inside their fan coil units.
Check The Inside Of Your Fan Coil Unit
Mold Inside A Fan Coil Unit:
This is what it looks like to have mold in your fan coil unit.
Do I need fan coil mold remediation?
Mold remediation inside the fan coil units is often needed in order to not cross contaminate the mold to other areas while removing it from the materials, to protect the safety of the occupants and to ensure the fan coil unit other components are free of any mold.
Do all fan coil units have mold?
If you use the air condition in the summer months and your condominium fan coil is a few years old, than you probably have it since all manufactures still use cheaper insulation that has a food source for mold (paper lining). Since moisture will always be present in the ac season inside the fan coil unit, the necessity of avoiding any organic materials inside is the key to avoid a mold contamination. (Moisture plus organic food source = mold)
Why do I need insulation on the fan coil units?
Insulation on the fan coil unit has 2 primary functions, 1 thermal value and 2 noise reduction.
The insulation protects the galvanized box to become wet and rust since is always exposed to moisture and heat; and also reduces sound coming from fan coil blower housing and other mechanical components.
How do I know if I have mold inside my fan coil unit?
By opening the fan coil unit and inspecting the inside or calling us for a free inspection.
Can I kill the mold myself?
Temporarily you probably could but it won’t stop from re occurring since you must remove the food source and the materials are too porous to effectively kill any mold growth. Safely Removal of the porous organic materials is often the recommended solution.
Is it safe for me to choose not to do mold remediation of my fan coil unit?
Most often you are being exposed to thousands of spores, you can become sensitized, have allergic symptoms or worse if you have an immune compromised condition. There are currently no mold exposure guidelines; Health Canada recommends the removal of all molds from our indoor environment regardless of the species. However no one wants to buy a Condominium apartment where they will be exposed and breath mold from the fan coil unit.
What are the costs of mold remediation in fan coil units?
Costs can range from $800 to $1500 depending on the repairs needed and how many units, the accessibility, type of materials, and amount of replacement or repair need it dictate the pricing. A free inspection by an experienced technician will determine what can be repaired or replaced.
We have successfully remediated and repaired thousands of fan coil units to a new condition. Call us for your free inspection and peace of mind.