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Is this mold in the pics, and if so can you tell what kind

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Is this mold in the pics, and if so can you tell what kind it is? I'm also wanting to know what kind of illness this type of mold can cause, if any.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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First 2 pics look like dust, mold only grows on moist surfaces, 3rd pic maybe, 4th pic possibly. The only way to know for sure is to take a sample and have it tested. There are inexpensive test kits available, here's a link to one.

Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
oh i thought mold could grow on ac vents because condensation builds there. It really looks like mold up close. And especially on the pvc pipe in the cabinet.
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

I said the PVC pipe looked the most like mold. If you want to be sure you have to have it tested. The test results if positive will also tell you what the potential issues are with that type of mold.