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Old 01-16-2020, 12:10 PM
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We hired a company called FRESH AIR SOLUTIONS to do a vent cleaning. He opened main vent, found mold and showed my husband. He said they do treat mold, wound run around $2,000. Normally I would be skeptical however he was Not pushy. He said go to Lowes, get a mold test kit, let it sit for a week under vent and see what grows. You can then mail it in to get results and call us back to treat if u like. We believe the previous owners rarely ran their AC therefore causing mold. Advice, experiences, comments, PLEASE
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:37 PM
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I would get at least 2 more opinions. And call the company that installed your HVAC. Maybe even call Chuck Farrell. He seems to be well thought of in The Villages. Good Luck!!!
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:06 PM
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What does HVAC stand for??
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:23 PM
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This is a great company. Air Quality Assessors of Florida. Christina Swisher is the one to talk to 850-545-2954, she will answer your questions.
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What does HVAC stand for??
Heating Venting Air Conditioning
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:41 PM
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Who is he? U have a number?
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:23 PM
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Who is he? U have a number?
He is a respected hvac servicer. 352-753-9497
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We hired a company called FRESH AIR SOLUTIONS to do a vent cleaning. He opened main vent, found mold and showed my husband. He said they do treat mold, wound run around $2,000. Normally I would be skeptical however he was Not pushy. He said go to Lowes, get a mold test kit, let it sit for a week under vent and see what grows. You can then mail it in to get results and call us back to treat if u like. We believe the previous owners rarely ran their AC therefore causing mold. Advice, experiences, comments, PLEASE
Generally, I don't think routine vent cleaning is a good idea, especially for flexible ducts, because they are easily damaged. But, mold is a problem. I would be skeptical of someone who gives you a fixed price to remove mold, because I think it is very difficult to determine the extent of the problem. I would get a few opinions. I don't know what you mean by the "main vent". Is that inside your supply fan unit (furnace) in the garage, or inside the house? If it is just inside the fan unit, it should be relatively easy to fix. In fact, if you have mold inside the unit, it may be cheaper to replace the entire unit if it is old. Also, mold damage inside your house may be covered by your homeowners insurance. Fresh Air Solutions has a 2 of 5 rating on Yelp with 28 reviews. Lots of complaints. They also offer Groupon discounts, which would turn me off to them. Good luck.
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Check to see if your homeowners insurance covers mold...if in fact you have it!
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Oh. Tk u. I mean the return vent inside home. Called AC co to come in morning. will see what they say
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Oh. Tk u. I mean the return vent inside home. Called AC co to come in morning. will see what they say
Just to clarify, the newer houses in The Villages have a return vent in every room, so I don't think you would call any of them the main vent. Older houses may only have one or two return vents.
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$2000... How much to install new ductwork?
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Generally, I don't think routine vent cleaning is a good idea, especially for flexible ducts, because they are easily damaged. But, mold is a problem. I would be skeptical of someone who gives you a fixed price to remove mold, because I think it is very difficult to determine the extent of the problem. I would get a few opinions. I don't know what you mean by the "main vent". Is that inside your supply fan unit (furnace) in the garage, or inside the house? If it is just inside the fan unit, it should be relatively easy to fix. In fact, if you have mold inside the unit, it may be cheaper to replace the entire unit if it is old. Also, mold damage inside your house may be covered by your homeowners insurance. Fresh Air Solutions has a 2 of 5 rating on Yelp with 28 reviews. Lots of complaints. They also offer Groupon discounts, which would turn me off to them. Good luck.
excellent reply, thx for sharing info
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Let us know what they say...I'm following. Thank you
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