It did not take long for him to determine that not only were my air ducts filthy, but they also contained evidence of rodents.
When I first moved in, my allergies went ballistic on me. I called in a maid service to deep clean my entire house, but that didn’t make any difference. I checked with my doctor about increasing my allergy meds. The doc said this new flare-up was different, and there must be something new in my environment that was triggering it. Since the whole house was clean, and I rarely had the windows open to let in pollen or other allergens, I was stumped. The doctor told me that perhaps it was something I could not see, and he gave me the card for a local business. This HVAC company would come over and test your air quality for free, and give you an estimate on what problems you had and how much they would cost to fix. Three days later an HVAC tech showed up with a heavy bag full of equipment and tools, and went to work. It did not take long for him to determine that not only were my air ducts filthy, but they also contained evidence of rodents. Rodent fur and droppings inside the ductwork would certainly be enough to tank my air quality, and give rise to this latest burst of allergies. The man said it would be easy enough to deep clean the whole ventilation system, but I needed to make sure the rodents were gone. After that I called in an animal control expert. He inspected my ductwork as well, and determined that the rodent infestation had been taken care of, but had never been cleaned up.