My uncle lives in an old brick house on the far side of a rural suburb in the southern midwest. His house has seen better days but he diligently maintains it to the best of his abilities. He put on a brand new roof all by himself last year and just a month ago he finished painting the exterior walls. His current project is digging out a koi pond he says he hopes to house with frogs and varying color koi fish and then build extensive plant structures surrounding the pound weaving in and out of oddly placed rocks that wrap half of the whole structure and form a sort of wall. He says he wants to have a waterfall coming out of the top of that plant and rock wall at some point when everything is finished. He usually had his HVAC regularly maintained but for some reason it slipped by his mind for several months while he was toiling away outside on various projects. When he had to travel suddenly for a work conference, he left his humble abode confident that everything would be the same when he returned. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case–his drip line on his air conditioner, which carries and empties the water that is collected during the cooling process, had slowly formed a clog and it backed up in his house. He had to have a mold remediation team come and tear up his carpet and treat his flooring with chemicals. Thankfully the mold growth was minimal since he had only been away for a week. He made the necessary repairs and installed ultra violet lights in his air handler to help purify any potential spores still in the air. He definitely learned his lesson when it comes to keeping up on HVAC maintenance.