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Dirty Sock Syndrome

Dirty Sock Syndrome: What It Is and How to Fix It

Have you ever turned on your air conditioner after a long winter, only to be greeted with a musty odor that smells like dirty socks? If so, you're not alone. This unpleasant smell is a common problem in the HVAC world, known as Dirty Sock Syndrome.



Dirty Sock Syndrome is caused by a build-up of bacteria and mold on the evaporator coil of your air conditioning unit. This build-up is usually a result of moisture that accumulates on the coil during the cooling process.


When the air conditioner is turned off for an extended period, the moisture on the coil can create the perfect environment for bacteria and mold to grow.


The good news is that there are ways to prevent and fix Dirty Sock Syndrome. 

  • Regular maintenance, such as changing air filters and cleaning the evaporator coil, can help to prevent the build-up of bacteria and mold. 


  • Installing a UV light in your air conditioning unit, the UV light will kill bacteria and mold, preventing them from growing on the evaporator coil.


If you're already experiencing Dirty Sock Syndrome, the best solution is to have your evaporator coil professionally cleaned by an expert at Guaranteed Air Systems. 


We specialize in fixing and preventing Dirty Sock Syndrome. Our team of HVAC experts will thoroughly clean your air conditioning system and treat it with specialized products that kill bacteria and mold. We can also install air purifiers, UV lights, and other systems that help keep your indoor air clean and fresh.


We are committed to helping you breathe clean, healthy air in your home. 

Don't let Dirty Sock Syndrome keep you from enjoying cool comfort in your home or business. With a little maintenance and some simple solutions, we can eliminate the musty odor and help you breathe easy all year round.


If you're tired of living with the unpleasant odor caused by Dirty Sock Syndrome, don't hesitate to contact us!


Call or text (713) 412-9326 or visit our website at www.guaranteedac.com to learn more

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