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TJG210
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New Orleans
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Mold in the air ducts........help........


So my wife signed us up for a groupon to have our air ducts cleaned, I just received a call from the guy telling me that there is a pretty good deal of mold above the master bedroom and our babies bedroom in the ducts. They said this was really bad, and offered to clean them with a chemical for $370, or replace the duct (which would be a lot more expensive). Is this legit or not?


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Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


BS, remove head from air duct, install exhaust vent in master bath and use it when showering, continue to exist.





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hashbrowns
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


Install a Roomba in air duct





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kywildcatfanone
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


I would at least go home and verify for myself before having them do work you aren't sure is necessary. Then, if it's really there, let them clean it. Probably should figure out why it's there at that point as well.





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NYCAuburn
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


Just curious, do you pay to have your air filter replaced and trans flushed when you get an oil change? your answer will dictate my response on the matter





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TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


Has anyone had this done and received a similiar story?





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wickowick
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Head of Island
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


If there is mold up there it will be from condensation where the duct is not sealed and leaking cold air into a hot attic... How old is the home, ducts?





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Choirboy
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


It is a hoax they use to make extra money. Get a second opinion.





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TJG210
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New Orleans
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


Home is close to 50yrs old, not sure of the duct age, we've lived there for 5.





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NYCAuburn
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


quote:

Has anyone had this done and received a similiar story?


per the BBB

quote:

Air Duct Cleaning Scams

Local ads offering a low price on air duct cleaning can seem like a great deal with minimal risk. While most companies are on the straight and narrow, Better Business Bureau warns consumers to beware of air duct cleaning businesses that employ bait and switch tactics or try to scare the homeowner into thinking they have a serious health-threatening mold problem.







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wickowick
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


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Home is close to 50yrs old, not sure of the duct age, we've lived there for 5.


Might be true but if it is there is a problem that needs fixing. It is cool in an attic at this time of year and insulated flex duct is cheap and won't take much for you to change out with some duct tape and big zip ties...






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TJG210
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New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


Just got home and where they had removed the vent there is a black circle of something reportedly mold. Legit?





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TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


Here is a pic:






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Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
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re: Mold in the air ducts........help........


those are 50 yr old ducts. may actually have mold in there. replacing might be more efficent from an energy standpoint in the long run though.





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