Kid puts vegetables in Heating and A/C vent

A client of ours called about a awful aroma coming out of her Heating and A/C vents, and i was dispatched for a vent cleaning and possible vent sealing! When your vents stink, it can be anything from mold to a dead critter the crawled into them and died, thankfully, this one did not end up being a dead critter but it was a odd one.

It seems that vent was not covered in the dining room and their 6 year-old child had been throwing food down there, unbeknownst to the parents.

I guess this is a family that has to clean their plates and the child just didn’t like particular food. Whatever the cause, there was now several weeks of seasoned molding food in the Heating and A/C vent that I had to clean out. And the house stunk, and man did it aroma bad. The lady of the house had some scented candles around but it did little to help the situation. Apparently they have been trying to figure out where the aroma was coming from for some time. I ended up doing a complete and thorough vent cleaning. I also cleaned the Heating and A/C system genuinely superb and installed charcoal and baking soda filters. It took all morning and was genuinely nasty work. Most of the food in the vent was unrecognizable. It had all molded together or, in some cases, turned to a sticky, watery liquid. I also put a cover over any vents missing cover and recommended the child’s seat be moved away from the vent for future meals. I doubt I will have to tell our customers this twice as they were rather frustrated to discover the cause of the stink.