Our crew commonly finds the usual in a routine air duct cleaning. This includes swaths of dust mites, insect remains and droppings, and the occasional dead rodent. On rare occasions, we find bizarre items inside air ducts. This ranges from strange to outright gross stuff. To cap off 2020, we’ll share some of what we and other related companies have found tucked away in residential ducts.
We heard of a company that went to a residence where the occupant was complaining of lack of airflow. A slab of sheetrock was blocking the circulation. The technician broke through the sheetrock to find a hidden cache of VHS tapes. The homeowner misplaced the tapes years ago during a renovation and have no idea how they came to rest in that location.
Air ducts also make terrific hiding spots. Homeowners and/or their kids may hide items of a “sensitive” nature. This includes bags of marijuana, adult magazines, and other items that we’d rather not specifically mention.
Sometimes, we find animals, alive and long dead. We once serviced the home of a lady who took in homeless cats. One entered the ductwork and refused to leave. Another account included a 4-foot long python that entered the ductwork after escaping its terrarium. This was outside our job description, so we phoned animal control. Other times, we discovered deceased animals other than the common house rat. This includes opossums, raccoons, and other wildlife common in the Snohomish and greater area.
End 2020 with a thorough duct and dryer vent cleaning. We also recommend cleaning the furnace now that winter is not far off. Contact Aurora Edmonds Furnace Cleaning for an inspection. You never know; we just might discover some truly bizarre stuff.
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