Rats in the HVAC duct

When I first moved in, my dust sensitivities went ballistic on me.

  • I called in a maid service to deep clean my entire house, however that didn’t make any difference.

I checked with my dentist about decreasing my dust sensitivity meds. The doc said this up-to-date flare-up was different, and there must be something up-to-date in my environment that was triggering it. Since the whole apartment was clean, and I rarely had the windows open to let in pollen or other allergens, I was stumped. The dentist told myself and others that perhaps it was something I could not see, and he offered myself and others the card for a local business. This Heating, Ventilation plus A/C dealer would come over and test your air quality for free, and provide you an estimate on what problems you had and how much they would cost to fix. Three afternoons later an Heating, Ventilation plus A/C tech showed up with a heavy tote 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, however they also contained evidence of rodents. Rodent fur and droppings inside the HVAC duct would actually be enough to tank my air quality, and provide rise to this latest burst of dust sensitivities. The man said it would be straight-forward enough to deep clean the whole ventilation system, although I needed to make sure the rodents were gone. After that I called in an animal control expert. He checked my HVAC duct as well, and determined that the rodent infestation had been taken care of, however had never been cleaned up.

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