This week at work, I noticed a strange smell coming from the air vents in the building.
At first, I thought I was imagining it, because no one else seemed to notice.
I have a super sensitive sense of smell, though, so that was not really unusual, however my wife says that I am like a bloodhound because I am regularly sniffing things out. Well, the other day, when I came into the office, I knew that there was something off with the indoor air quality in the building. Unsure what it was, I could tell there was something going on inside of the heating and cooling duct. Whenever the furnace turned on in the building, I could smell the odor more. That’s how I figured out that it was coming out of the HVAC duct in the first place. I informed the building supervisor of an issue with the HVAC system, and he said he would check into it for me. At first, I thought that he was just humoring me by saying that, but a couple of hours later, I saw him with two of the service workers in the building with a ladder. They were looking around inside some of the HVAC ducts in the building. Sure enough, they ended up finding mold as well as mildew in the HVAC duct! I knew that I had smelled something! They ended up calling the local commercial supplier to come and clean the HVAC ducts in the building.