It’s one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares, and unfortunately, it is one of the most common problems everyone must face: microbial growths like mildew and mold infestations. These pesky bacteria can and will grow on anything, so long as there are moisture and low ventilation, and will show no mercy if the proper steps are not taken to eliminate it.

These growths can wreak havoc on the home, from producing musty odors to discoloring fabrics and inducing rot in building materials. Beyond the unpleasant smell and visual appearance, having mold in your space can have a significant impact not only on the indoor air quality of the home but can also negatively affect your health and immune system. Microbial growth has shown to cause throat, eye and even skin irritation. It may also lead to allergy symptoms including nasal stuffiness, coughing and/or wheezing and asthma. Depending on the intensity of the growth that has occurred, some people may even experience infections in the lungs and/or other serious health issues.

Areas prone to moisture (i.e. windows, pipes, and bathrooms), ceiling tiles, drywall and carpet or upholstery are hotspots for mildew, meaning homes are incredibly vulnerable to this nuisance. The best solution to microbial growth is prevention.

Installing REME Halo UV lights can help by breaking up and drying out mildew, ultimately sterilizing the problem spots. These are especially recommended if your home is in a high-humidity area. You may also want to install an air purifier. The Air Scrubber Plus (see video below) is a purifying air filtration system that breaks down everyday air-pollutants, such as bacteria and odors, and provides consistent airflow to keep the home dry and comfortable.

Champion AC will help you find the perfect air filtration and purification system to keep your space in tip-top shape and provide an indoor air quality that you want and deserve. Give us a call today for more information.


Ben Hubbert is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.