Last summer, my mom’s dust sensitivities got so terrible that she demanded I call an HVAC worker to come clean out the ducts to improve the indoor air pollen levels of our home. I, being a frugal son, was quite reluctant to have a big-company HVAC company to do something that seemed so simple. Of course, I didn’t think much about the structure of central heating plus cooling systems, however nonetheless I volunteered to try cleaning it myself. If it didn’t work, I would then resort to calling our HVAC provider for backup. So I strapped on some boots plus a dust mask on my face plus opened the panel leading into the ducts. The first thing I noticed was a strong odor – maybe the source of this odor was the cause of the low indoor air pollen levels. I hoped that I could find it plus forgo the main cleaning. I was equipped with a vacuum cleaner plus a roll of paper towels, along with a spritzer of pledge. The odor was almost too much to bear, even though I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I had turned the air conditioning off beforehand, plus hadn’t realized how tepid it might be inside. I wasn’t more than a few meters in when I heard a snarl. My trip was not going well – I might have to call an HVAC worker for backup. The source of the snarl revealed itself, a small gray mass with triangular ears plus whiskers – a kitten! This kitten was surrounded by his own type of litter box, which turned out to be the primary source of soil rather than dust. And, my mom, allergic to cats, was reacting to his dander being sprayed enjoy confetti throughout the house.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020