Good News for Old-house Owners

Surely you have seen many remodeled Charleston homes. They all look really gorgeous while holding that historic aesthetic that we love. One issue often remains, though… and that is that many forego to inspect their old air system. Many of these homes have a new coat of paint, but what lies in the old ductwork can be surprising.

It’s a smart idea to have the home air system inspected. Older homes and even many new ones have ductwork that might have been damaged or exposed to water and humidity. Black mold can be found in any environment that provides food for the mold to thrive, including inside walls and inside vents and other duct work. When you notice black mold in air vents cleaning the vents out is the first step, but you’ll also need to eliminate the source of the mold to eliminate it completely.

Mold can be killed with a mixture of bleach and water, but chances are good that you won’t be able to reach the mold deep inside the duct work of the home.


A test can be ran to identify if mold is the actual issue. If mold is discovered, we then identify the cause of the mold in your home. Wet walls and baseboards can contribute to mold. We check the insulation surrounding the ductwork. If the mold in the air vents has extended into the surrounding insulation, it will need to be replaced.

When we see that the duct needs replacing, we will suggest the best steps to clean, replace and prevent mold from reoccurring. Blanton & Sons is certified by NADCA. Since improper removal of mold can be a waste of time, and money, you can rest assured that we have the proper experience and specialized knowledge in removing mold.