Bobbie Posted February 27, 2020 Report Share Posted February 27, 2020 HELP!!!! I bought my home in 2004 and did some renovations. After the renovations, I had my ductwork cleaned. After 4 or 5 years, I started noticing a fine gray powdery substance collecting on my furniture. When I vacuumed the powder collected heavily in my vacuum canister. I collected a sample and had it tested in a lab. The results were cellulose, hair, skin and bug parts (very disturbing since I’m extra clean and have rarely seen a bug in my house in the 16 years I’ve lived here!). But I was glad to know no asbestos! Someone told me it was probably the backing breaking down in my carpet, although the problem started when my carpet was about 5 years old! However, I removed the carpet and installed wood floors. I’ve spoken with several HVAC experts, contractors, ductwork contractors, and oriole in general and no one can explain it! My brother, who has owned an HVAC company for 50 years hasn’t been able to help. He doesn’t do ductwork, so recently I contacted a company who does and they couldn’t explain it either. They said I didn’t need new ductwork and recommended a new furnace and AC with air purifier system. They also tested the air quality of the air inside my home and said it was excellent!! My brother says I don’t need new furnace and AC. I just want to know where the gray powder is coming from and how to stop it!! It’s impossible to keep it cleaned up. I have turned off my heat and refuse to turn it back on until this problem is solved, and it gets pretty cold here ( 25 tonight)! Im currently seeing a pulmonary specialists trying to determine why I’my hoarse and have problem breathing. After many tests, no answer!! Just like the gray powder!! I need some answers!!! Thank you, Bobbie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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