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Old 10-28-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Air Duct Cleaning Secret

I cleaned air ducts the other day for someone who is sort of famous. After consulting several sources, and in an effort to protect his/her identity, I have decided to withhold any further information that may violate that person's right to a secretive duct cleaning....



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Old 10-28-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Thefed duct cleaner to the stars!

Was it Lebron?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Lebron was my first guess but his house is brand new.

Or Chrissy Hynde? She's also a famous local but I'm not sure she keeps a home here.

Or maybe one of the Mothersbaughs? They are the DEVO guys.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:13 PM   #4
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I don't get the impression that many celebrities like having their names bandied about in public by people who do services for them.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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I don't get the impression that many celebrities like having their names bandied about in public by people who do services for them.
Why would anyone want to, anyway? It's not very professional, IMO. Many of us deal with celebrities (or high level politicians, in my case) now and then in our work, but wouldn't post their names on a message board.
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I don't get the impression that many celebrities like having their names bandied about in public by people who do services for them.
It would seem to jeopardize one's chances for repeat business with that celebrity, as well as potential business with any other celebrities who happen to hear of it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:30 AM   #7
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Darn I thought "Air Ducts Cleaning Secret" was going be a secret way to clean air ducts
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I've worked with a number of people who thought they were important...
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I've worked with a number of people who thought they were important...
And some just act important.
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Or "impotent", as the joke goes...
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Or "impotent", as the joke goes...
The Southern pronunciation? Ah, yes, I remember it well, the w*rkplace. Are you getting close to RE, HFWR? They say the humor improves the closer you get.
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Darn I thought "Air Ducts Cleaning Secret" was going be a secret way to clean air ducts
Me, too. I'm still waiting to try CFB's leaf blower trick on my dryer ducting.
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Not close enough...
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The ducts are much cleaner now, you did a great job, thanks.
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Darn I thought "Air Ducts Cleaning Secret" was going be a secret way to clean air ducts
Me too. I have two dogs and a cat who are not famous but they shed a lot of hair.

heh heh heh -
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I actually do have an airduct cleaning secret. My secret they don't typically need cleaning unless you have specific problems. From the EPA website: Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? | Indoor Air | US EPA

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If no one in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if, after a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts, you see no indication that your air ducts are contaminated with large deposits of dust or mold (no musty odor or visible mold growth), having your air ducts cleaned is probably unnecessary. It is normal for the return registers to get dusty as dust-laden air is pulled through the grate. This does not indicate that your air ducts are contaminated with heavy deposits of dust or debris; the registers can be easily vacuumed or removed and cleaned.
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You may consider having your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should occasionally be cleaned. While the debate about the value of periodic duct cleaning continues, no evidence suggests that such cleaning would be detrimental, provided that it is done properly.

On the other hand, if a service provider fails to follow proper duct cleaning procedures, duct cleaning can cause indoor air problems. For example, an inadequate vacuum collection system can release more dust, dirt, and other contaminants than if you had left the ducts alone. A careless or inadequately trained service provider can damage your ducts or heating and cooling system, possibly increasing your heating and air conditioning costs or forcing you to undertake difficult and costly repairs or replacements.
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Is this a leak for The Enquirer?
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I actually do have an airduct cleaning secret. My secret they don't typically need cleaning unless you have specific problems. From the EPA website: Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? | Indoor Air | US EPA



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what an astute observation by the EPA. If they are not dirty, smelly, or moldy they probably do not need to be cleaned. that's a shocker....
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I actually do have an airduct cleaning secret. My secret they don't typically need cleaning unless you have specific problems. From the EPA website: Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? | Indoor Air | US EPA
BWE, thanks for an informative post that is actually related to the thread title
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Yes, thanks for the good read, I was actually doing research (not fun) on an air purification system for the house ever since I walked into my neighbours house and all I could smell is cat litter. Oh MY!!!!!!!. Lennox has a Pure Air system that I'm looking into now.
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