Even though it seems like it might be lost in that darkness forever, not all is lost – the good news is it can be retrieved.
Vents being a sort of void for things to drop into, what happens when someone’s wedding ring or valuable object is dropped accidentally into a vent in Salina, Kansas? Even though it seems like it might be lost in that darkness forever, not all is lost – the good news is it can be retrieved. There are several methods that we will cover, but in each safety should be considered.
The first and most obvious is to reach into the air duct and grab the ring or other valuable object. While it seems pretty straightforward, there are some drawbacks to reaching in through an air vent. The position, depth and angle of your air ducts may make this method unworkable in Salina, Kansas. Plus, there are other safety concerns, as air ducts have sharp edges and screws, so if this method is attempted make sure to be safe and wear good gloves and cut resistant sleeves to avoid being cut or scraped.
Taking and straightening out a wire hanger but leaving the hook can give you additional reach into the air duct to try to retrieve the ring or other valuable object in Salina, Kansas. Again, safety should be a concern, as the ring may not be the only thing you’ll retrieve. Air ducts are known to accumulate dust, pollen, mold and other substances that can be problematic for those in the house. Also, the sharp edge of the hanger hook could cause unknown damage to the air ducting itself.
THE BLACK HOLE
If you were to try this method, use a shop vacuum only. A shop vacuum has a canister to collect what is vacuumed up and is much easier to access if looking for a ring or valuable object in Salina, Kansas. The hose of a shop vacuum will be able to fit into the air duct and move around to catch the ring or object. Make sure to leave the vacuum on until you’ve pulled the entire hose out since the object may be suctioned to the end of the hose. Again in this method as well, one would want to be especially careful not to cause damage to the air vents pushing the hose through them.
WHO YA’ GONNA CALL – A PROFESSIONAL
If you have tried these methods and they haven’t worked, or you are concerned about damaging the air ducts by trying any of these methods in Salina, Kansas, it is time to call an air duct cleaning professional. An air duct cleaning professional will have the equipment to not only clean the air ducts and vents, but also retrieve that ring or special item that had gotten dropped into the air vent.
The methods of reaching in, using a hanger, and using a shop vacuum all have their risks and possible rewards. All would need to be done with safety as a priority and keeping in mind that doing so would be at your own risk in Salina, Kansas. Calling a professional may be the last method mentioned, but by far it is the safest for you, your home, and the ring or object that was dropped in the vent. If something has been lost in the air vent and you’ve either struggled to retrieve it or decided to call a professional, give FreshCo Cleaning and Restoration a call. Not only can we clean the air ducts and vents, but we can retrieve the precious item for you safely. (And we’re pretty sure your wife will be happier with this solution!)
“Tech was very professional and personable! I think he did a very good job cleaning the vents and covers.”
— Marlyn K. in McPherson, Kansas