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When your Landlord wants a reason for a surprise inspection.....  

secret_lade 48F
14356 posts
2/6/2022 4:33 pm
When your Landlord wants a reason for a surprise inspection.....

I got a phone from my landlord yesterday, he wanted schedule a time come switch out my furnace filters.

I immediately assumed he was looking for a reason come on in and take a peek at the place without making it SUPER obvious. New renter.... Recent canine addition.... Cat....

Yah....

They don't know me at all. They no idea I'm a clean freak, even with the animals.

"I changed my filter out earlier this week and it was just horrible. I couldn't believe my eyes."

He was slowly removing my furnace filter and asking me how I was liking the house.

"I love the house. After living in town for so long, it's been really nice to be out here... Experiencing the wildlife. Um..... Are you sure the filter needs to be changed?"



He just stood for a moment, scrutinizing the filter, then set on the floor.

"Are you using the furnace?"

At that precise moment, the furnace kicked on.

"Yep."

He slid the new filter in and turned at me. I could see him glancing around the place, smiling a .

Whatever concerns he'd had that brought him over were put rest. I live another day.

Happy Sunday!

secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 3:47 pm

Not to brag, but I really am. Quiet, clean, like a cute house....


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 3:46 pm

    Quoting staci_19702:
    Interesting.
    Brings to mind Kacey Musgraves’ ’ song “the trailer song”.
I'm not quite sure what he was expecting to see.... I could sense relief, though, when he looked around and seen everything was being taken care of. This house was his grandma's house, it's been in his family for a really long time.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 3:41 pm

    Quoting ltrskr:
    Yep, He was just looking for an excuse to come in!
    If u really want to mess with him, next time he calls tell him
    "Yeah, but it would probably be better if u wait till the Firemen leave...."
I would have just let him in, all he had to do is ask. I ended up putting those filters back in the closet with the furnace, they were like brand new still.


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
2/7/2022 12:19 pm

That's the cleanest furnace filter I've ever seen.
Not that I've seen that many


ltrskr 74M  
5151 posts
2/7/2022 5:14 am

Yep, He was just looking for an excuse to come in!
If u really want to mess with him, next time he calls tell him
"Yeah, but it would probably be better if u wait till the Firemen leave...."


staci_19702 51T  
3767 posts
2/7/2022 3:29 am

Interesting.
Brings to mind Kacey Musgraves’ ’ song “the trailer song”.

Have a great day! 💋
Staci


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
2/7/2022 3:10 am

You are the perfect tenant.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 12:09 am

I wondered how else he thought I was heating the place if I wasn't using the furnace. It couldn't have kicked on at a more perfect time, it was almost comical.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 12:05 am

    Quoting lusty47male1:
    I agree with lonly use the pleated ones much quality than those crappy blue ones. Take it from someone in the hvac biz.
These were supplied by him, and replaced by him. Do you know what a down flow furnace is? He was explaining it to me when he was switching out the filters and giving me a history of the place. He's replaced the furnace twice and this guy was no 'tin smith'.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 12:01 am

    Quoting boobwhisperer69:
    If he only knew a perv lived there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ha ha ha ha..... Sssshhhhh.... Don't tell my secrets!


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/7/2022 12:00 am

    Quoting benard69:
    Along with Location, Location, Location. it's really about Filtration, Filtration, Filtration! lol...Great job...
Oh my.... LOL


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 11:59 pm

    Quoting KX450F2016:
    I change mine about once a month this time of year. However, I use a much better filter than those blue ones. I buy an allergen one as the main filter & then I put the cheap blue one over the top of that. Of course you can't do that with all furnaces.
This was the filter that was in it, but I'm sure the replacement filters looked the same as well. I've never actually replaced a furnace filter, so.... I don't think I'd know what to get even if I tried.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 11:52 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Wait...I thought your landlord was the crabby old woman that wanted to know if you could mow?
    Yeah, sounds like he was checking up on you. Sounds like you passed with flying colors! As lonly pointed out, one of the pleated filters will do better at cleaning the air.
That is is his wife! I haven't had to deal with her at all since I moved in, it's usually just him. He's very kind, if he's out in the yard he'll usually wave over at me and say hi if he sees me. (They live across the road.)


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 11:48 pm

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    well its better then i need to tell you t the end of the month i need the home back for one of his kids that happen to my brother .
    you could get washable filter to replace the throw away ones they collect for dust and dirt get two change the dirty one then wash the other it will be ready next month and save. the come in different thickness.
Yes, that would be terrible. I've really enjoyed living out here with all the nature stuff. He did ask me if I'd liked seeing the bunnies and deer that hang out in the back yard and encouraged me to feed the birds when I'd expressed that I'd like to.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 11:44 pm

    Quoting  :

When I lived in the apartment, I knew to expect a yearly inspection when it was time to renew my lease. This was nothing nearly as horrible as that. I think he just wanted to take a peek and make sure I wasn't tearing up the place.


G000dbuddy 34M  
1676 posts
2/6/2022 11:44 pm

Are you using the furnace?"No

goodbuddy781


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 11:39 pm

    Quoting bbuckwwheat:
    I agree with lonly on the type of filter to use, but if the landlord is supplying them and you do not experience air quality issues, let him keep buying.

    I lived in a city/town for 8 years during and immediately after (and 4 years in college) and much prefer living in the country. I survived the towns, but growing up on a farm let me know what I was missing. I plan to stay where I am for as long as I can.
He is supplying the filters so I'll just let him use what he wants to use. It's not overly dusty in here and my daughter's asthma has been pretty controlled, so I don't think the air quality is all that poor. If I do notice it get bad, I'll keep that other filter in mind.


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 11:33 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Good for you, I would use a next grade up on the filter one that is fanfolded, pleated like, better filtration and more surface area so less restriction...

    Good to see you out on the other side.

    I dont have any animals, OH, yes, i do I have a heard of kids two legged ones, i change out mine each month...
That was the filter that was in it, the one he felt needed to be changed out. The brad new ones were already in the furnace compartment, as well. It was just an all around strange moment, to be honest.


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
2/6/2022 10:13 pm

As others have agreed that a better is need I would suggest Merv 8 specified grade , not as pricy as the top of HEPA , but good to several Microns, gets pollen, smoke, and any dust..

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


lusty47male1 64M
454 posts
2/6/2022 8:37 pm

I agree with lonly use the pleated ones much quality than those crappy blue ones. Take it from someone in the hvac biz.


boobwhisperer69 59M  
8322 posts
2/6/2022 7:55 pm

If he only knew a perv lived there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


benard69 64M/64F  
6298 posts
2/6/2022 7:50 pm

Along with Location, Location, Location. it's really about Filtration, Filtration, Filtration! lol...Great job...


KX450F2016 53M  
193 posts
2/6/2022 6:34 pm

I change mine about once a month this time of year. However, I use a much better filter than those blue ones. I buy an allergen one as the main filter & then I put the cheap blue one over the top of that. Of course you can't do that with all furnaces.


pagancountrygirl 64F
6466 posts
2/6/2022 6:03 pm

Wait...I thought your landlord was the crabby old woman that wanted to know if you could mow?
Yeah, sounds like he was checking up on you. Sounds like you passed with flying colors! As lonly pointed out, one of the pleated filters will do better at cleaning the air.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


69ereatwetpussy 60M
6778 posts
2/6/2022 6:03 pm

well its better then i need to tell you t the end of the month i need the home back for one of his kids that happen to my brother .
you could get washable filter to replace the throw away ones they collect for dust and dirt get two change the dirty one then wash the other it will be ready next month and save. the come in different thickness.


bbuckwwheat 63M
6265 posts
2/6/2022 6:02 pm

I agree with lonly on the type of filter to use, but if the landlord is supplying them and you do not experience air quality issues, let him keep buying.

I lived in a city/town for 8 years during and immediately after (and 4 years in college) and much prefer living in the country. I survived the towns, but growing up on a farm let me know what I was missing. I plan to stay where I am for as long as I can.

Private mailbox at my blog bbuckwwheat
Fayette, Iowa


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
2/6/2022 5:16 pm

Good for you, I would use a next grade up on the filter one that is fanfolded, pleated like, better filtration and more surface area so less restriction...

Good to see you out on the other side.

I dont have any animals, OH, yes, i do I have a heard of kids two legged ones, i change out mine each month...

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
2/6/2022 4:37 pm

I got a phone call from my landlord yesterday, he wanted to schedule a time to come switch out my furnace filters.

I immediately assumed he was looking for a reason to come on in and take a peek at the place without making it look SUPER obvious. New renter.... Recent canine addition.... Cat....

Yah....

They don't know me at all. They have no idea I'm a clean freak, even with the animals.

"I changed my filter out earlier this week and it was just horrible. I couldn't believe my eyes."

He was slowly removing my furnace filter and asking me how I was liking the house.

"I love the house. After living in town for so long, it's been really nice to be out here... Experiencing the wildlife. Um..... Are you sure the filter needs to be changed?"

He just stood there for a moment, scrutinizing the filter, then set it on the floor.

"Are you using the furnace?"

At that precise moment, the furnace kicked on.

"Yep."

He slid the new filter in and turned to look at me. I could see him glancing around the place, smiling a little.

Whatever concerns he'd had that brought him over were put to rest. I live to rent another day.

Happy Sunday!


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