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Why Are My Car Vents Blowing Smelly Air?

Have you ever smelt an awful odor emanating from your vehicle's air vents?

The foul odor will jolt your senses whenever you switch on the air conditioner. Odors in the air conditioning system can arise from a variety of places. Your air filters, for example, might be clogged, or your air conditioner gas could be leaking. However, mold buildup is one of the air conditioning systems' most common causes of musty fumes.

What exactly is the issue with mold?


The worst issue is mold's musty odor, which leaves passengers miserable. The more mold can grow, the more serious the situation gets.

It Swiftly Spreads

It spreads quickly as a fungus, becoming embedded in floor carpets and upholstery, and may cause the following conditions:

  • Congestion in the nose
  • Inflammation of the throat
  • Wheezing
  • Eye irritation is a condition in which the eyes get irritated.
  • In difficult situations, it can impair lung function and lead to long-term health issues, including asthma.

You must remove mold in your vehicle's air conditioner for comfort and health reasons.

What Causes Mould To Grow In The Air Conditioner

A car's air conditioning system is designed to remove moisture from the air. Still, if something goes wrong with the water drainage system, it can lead to damp conditions, which is the ideal environment for mold growth. Unfortunately, you may only notice the problem after mold grows because of the moisture buildup behind the dash panel.

How To Rid Your Vehicle Of Mold In The Air Conditioning

Because mold flourishes in damp environments, the first thing you should do is eliminate moisture from the vehicle. First, leave the doors and windows open and park your vehicle in direct sunshine. Next, treat locations near the evaporator where mold might form with an antibacterial solution.

How Can I Get Rid Of Mold In My Air Conditioning For Good?

If you have mold issues, getting your air conditioner serviced will address the source of moisture and aid in preventing mold formation.

If you need your vehicle's air conditioning repaired, please give Hagin's Automotive a call today!

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