It’s springtime. Which means spring cleaning (which I don’t really do, but that’s what people say is supposed to happen in spring). Apparently part of spring cleaning is getting your ducts cleaned. I feel like having dirty ducts is one of those things I like to pretend isn’t happening. But, it’s a necessary part of home maintenance-especially if you want to have a healthy family who is breathing clean air and you have wicked environmental allergies like I do.
Like all homekeeping expenses, it’s an cost I’d dread spending money on I mean, would I rather buy a new pair of shoes (or several) or have my ducts cleaned? It’s like painting my garage. I know it needs doing, but I just don’t want to face the music.
That’s why it was my lucky day when my Buytopia Deal was for …. YES… Duct cleaning!! Sometimes life just works out grandly. All it took to make the magic happen was a quick call to Homeseal Insulation and Duct Cleaning and the purging of my ducts was arranged. (I have to tell you that the thought of seeing what was in my ducts with their before and after videoing totally grossed me out and was made worth it only by thinking about how CLEAN the area would be afterwards. Also what made me happy was that I just have dirty ducts and none of my kids has ever had lice. Random, I know, but still something to be grateful for.)
The technician, Bradley Jones, showed up very promptly (good thing it was a day I chose to get dressed. My husband doesn’t really like it when I greet service people in my jammies), and asked to see my furnace. He was inordinately excited at the access window next to the furnace area in my basement, which motivated him to quickly get to work. He was also very nice to my dogs, which is a big plus in my books. After locating all my vents, he stuck his arm into the main vent (I was too scared I’d drop my iPhone in there so he used his own phone) and took a disgusting picture of the state of my house’s innards. He Promised! to get that all cleaned up so I could breathe clean (he also put some kind of sanitizer in there which was to kill germs and stuff and smelled like it works).
After about an hour and a half, the job was done. And Bradley, being the doll that he is, even took the schmutz out of my dryer vents (a job assigned to my husband, and one which he’s obviously not doing.)
This is what my vents looked like BEFORE Bradley and Homeseal had at them
AND THIIS IS WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE AFTER!
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PS I’m part of the Buytopia Blogger affiliate program. I was provided my duct cleaning in exchange for writing this review. But, if I didn’t like it, I’d say so.