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  1. #1
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    Thumbs down shameful housekeepers

    pics from a friend, the a/c system in the attic. The black and mess is all from rats.

    Apparently these people have never heard of things like exterminators or cats.

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  2. #2
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    Tell your friend to get outta there! Theres so much rat **** in there he might turn into one. I would've walked away.

  3. #3
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    Good IAQ!

  4. #4
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    I guess we now know where the source of bubonic plague will be coming from this year.

  5. #5
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    Knowing the type of HO, I have to ask.. Did they ask him to take off his boots when he entered their lovely domicile?

  6. #6
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    Nasty. I've been in attics like that. That pic does not make me nostalgic for residential service.
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

  7. #7
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    Chicago? Seen some big ones too, as big as coons i tell ya. Thats why i carry me machete on those jobs.

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  8. #8
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    North Texas.. I didn't ask about the customer. Probably a house in an HOA. Such areas usually have plenty of dirty rats and squeaking mice.

    HVAC and other things like water heaters seem to attract rodents. I don't want that gear in the attic in my house. I want it where I can see it frequently for easy inspection and make sure pests are not making a home due to the convenience.

    What adds up to a mess like that?
    1.) no periodic inspection by HO
    2.) source of water and warmth in the attic (from a/c drain condensation and heater/water heater)
    3.) rodent-friendly spaces (no traps or predators)

  9. #9
    That was really shameful. They made a bad image for housekeepers.

  10. #10
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    Sep 2012
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    Hebderson Ky
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    Been in an attic once that had a family of coons living it. Freakin nasty crap every were. I feel ya.

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