I work for a professional cleaning crew, but in a very special capacity.
You have to understand this is not Molly Maids, we do not come over to clean your apartment before you move out.
We handle industrial clean-out jobs, We haul off toxic chemicals, we vacuum out asbestos-filled insulation from the walls and ceilings, we remove the kind of stains that involve using acid instead of cleanser. One time we were called in to deep clean the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, if that gives you a better idea about our work. On this cleaning crew, my job is to handle ventilation systems, air vents, and ductwork. People do not realize how deadly and toxic ductwork can become if it isn’t cleaned out for several years. In some cases a ventilation system can be scrubbed, cleaned and sterilized, but in other cases it needs to be replaced entirely. In a normal house, people don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals sticking to the inside of their air ducts, but in commercial and industrial settings it is fairly commonplace. The work is not easy, and often requires me to wriggling through ventilation systems while wearing a full protective body suit. I don’t mind it, because I get paid a lot of money due to the danger. It is called “Hazard pay” and makes it well worth my while to keep digging into disgusting and toxic ventilation systems. If you own a business, you should consider testing your air quality, and ensuring that your entire ventilation system is safe and non-toxic.