When I moved into my rental house, the refrigerator and freezer were already set up in the kitchen.
I didn’t move the equipment for six months and then I decided to clean behind the refrigerator when one of my kids spilled a drink on the floor.
My boyfriend moved the refrigerator for me, because it was heavy. As soon as he moved the refrigerator, I saw a vent in the wall. When the refrigerator was removed completely, it was easy to see that the event behind the refrigerator was an intake vent. Since we moved into the house, we had numerous problems with the HVAC system. We had poor airflow and issues with some rooms being cooler than others. A blocked intake air vent will cause all of these issues. There was a ton of dust and dirt on the air vent. To make things even worse, there was a ton of dog hair all over the intake vent and my family and I do not have any dogs. That dirt must have been there from the previous spouse tenant. That means that the owner of the home never properly cleaned the kitchen before I moved onto the property. I really started to wonder how well the rest of the house had been cleaned. I sent the landlord an email and a couple of pictures of the intake vent. I found a sock, several toys, and even an old empty can of pop inside of the event. It clearly had not been cleaned in several years. The response from my landlord was nothing more than a simple thank you for cleaning up the mess.