12:15PM | 09/21/04
Member Since: 09/20/04
1 lifetime posts
Just bought a house and discovered afterwards that the house was once upon a time treated for termites. But there are three very bizarre aspects to this treatment:

First, the house is on a concrete slab.

Second, there are plugged drill holes in two rooms, but not in the remaining rooms around the perimiter of the house.

Third, some of the holes penetrate under-floor heating vents.

The time of the treatment cannot be established, but is probably at least ten years earlier because last owner (of ten years) has no knowledge or documentation.

So, there appears to be a SLIM chance that some very bad termiticide was injected directly into an air vent and might still be there, making the air very dangerous to breathe.

But it seems far more probable that someone began drilling to inject, but then stopped upon realizing they were drilling thru vents and plugged up and quit, without actually injecting anything.

I guess an air quality test would settle the matter? Should I even worry about this?



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

In many regions, the growing season has already begun to wind down, so it's time to figure out where you're going to store... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon